Locked Re: EU Contest Mode
Tony, Paul wished that a non-contest station should be ’forced’ into contest mode instead of that info pop up window as in earlier versions. Non-contesters did not liked that functionality at all and instead only that informative pop up is now presented. As a result of that change it is proposed to have a button to switch between normal mode and current(?) contest mode.
You Tony as a nice person you want to give points to contesters, but you should know which contest is on-going as in many a log should be submitted otherwise the contester will get a NIL. The current supported contest types except NA and EU VHF ones are easy to identify by their CQ FD, RU and WW. NA and EU VHF do require two messages from the run station for contest identification. I recommend that a non-contester first invokes a valid contest before giving points to contesters, at least I would like it and welcome everybody to join. Even better is send log in, if that is required.
I have not tested, but Tab2 seems to offer a normal QSO possibility while you are in a contest mode. What then happens for logging could be an issue.
See you on bands.
73, Reino OH3mA