locked All is going well here with 2.6.0-rc1 #mainscreen - contest mode #mainscreen


Reino Talarmo
 

If additional buttons are to be added, Contest Mode should be a priority. Lot of quick switching between normal and CM
It would be better if WSJT could switch automatically to contest mode and back again. That is WSJT should always send the >exchange wanted by the other QSO partner and then after the QSO go back to the mode you you prefer. As WSJT can display a >window "Change to xx contestmode" it might as well just switch to that contestmode.
Hi Palle,
There is no bits for a contest "name" in the messages as such and contest specific messages a recognized only by the message construction as some stage of the QSO message exchange. Some of those are very specific e.g. EU VHF contest, but some others have exactly the same message structure. So to find a specific contest by the message is not fool proof.

The second issue is that a non-contester may not want to participate to the contest at all and the contester will assume his participation and will lose points or at least get a NIL.

There can be ongoing various contests at the same time and the automatic "participation" to all of those will disturb contest database.

My vote to the automatic switch to contest mode is NO.

A button for a contester to switch to normal mode and back gets my YES.

73, Reino OH3mA


Jim Brown
 

Agreed.

73, Jim K9YC

On 6/17/2022 1:15 PM, Reino Talarmo wrote:
My vote to the automatic switch to contest mode is NO.
A button for a contester to switch to normal mode and back gets my YES.


Dennis W1UE
 

FWIW

My vote is NO to an automatic switch to contest mode.

My vote is YES for a contester switch to toggle between normal and contest
modes.

I also feel its a better usage for screen space than the "H" key. I've
used Fox/Hound maybe
10 times this year, always the Hound. I toggled between contest and normal
modes 10 times
an hour during ARRL IDC and ARRL NA VHF.

Dennis W1UE


Dennis W1UE


On Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 10:11 PM Jim Brown <k9yc@...>
wrote:

Agreed.

73, Jim K9YC

On 6/17/2022 1:15 PM, Reino Talarmo wrote:
My vote to the automatic switch to contest mode is NO.

A button for a contester to switch to normal mode and back gets my YES.






dl8le
 

Agree to Dennis votes for a contest mode button (but not an automatic switch).

Regarding F/H: the proposal just storing a separat F/H configuration suggested some weeks ago and switch the configuration is quite convenient. It is also possible to consider the - very often - different frequency settings I don't like to see in the drop down menue all the times when changing the band.


73

Juergen, DL8LE


Pietro Molina
 

Me too, with automatic switch

Pietro I2OIM

Il giorno sab 18 giu 2022 alle ore 15:50 dl8le <dl8le@...> ha scritto:

Agree to Dennis votes for a contest mode button (but not an automatic
switch).

Regarding F/H: the proposal just storing a separat F/H configuration
suggested some weeks ago and switch the configuration is quite convenient.
It is also possible to consider the - very often - different frequency
settings I don't like to see in the drop down menue all the times when
changing the band.


73

Juergen, DL8LE