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CWX Operation

Terry K8EET
Terry K8EET Member ✭✭
edited August 2016 in New Ideas
This seems kind of petty when I think about my first days in ham radio when I had to throw two switches and turn down my receiver rf gain to go from receive to transmit.

Having said that, if I'm in receive mode in a QSO and I move my mouse to adjust frequency, band width or make an entry in my log, I have to remember to hit the send button to begin sending again (this is when using  the keyboard) It would be nice to just hit the keyboard space bar. I can't tell you how many times I've had my fingers on the keyboard ready to send only to find nothing happens. I have to grab my mouse and hit the send button. By this time, an impatient operator is sending ???

Perhaps I'm missing some nuance that is already built into SDR.(?) 


  • Larry Loen  WO7R
    Larry Loen WO7R Member ✭✭
    edited March 2015
    Not sure I agree with you here.  The space bar is easy to press by mistake.  Not sure we want that to be a "send" key.  Are there cases where it is now?  I hope not.

    And, you've moved the "focus" to the frequency bar.  So, what exactly do you want to send?  There's a lot of programmed function keys.  Maybe "the last one sent" is obvious to you, but I wonder if it is obvious to me or right _often enough_ to be a good idea.

  • Terry K8EET
    Terry K8EET Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Okay, perhaps not the space bar. But something on the keyboard. What do I want to send? I want to respond to the person I've been to whom I'm communicating. Most likely I would be sending his call letters. Not something that had been programmed into a function key. 

    That reminds me, when I press one of the function keys it sends what ever is entered there twice. If I wanted it sent twice I would have entered it twice.
  • ai6re
    ai6re Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    The SPACE BAR is a windows function. It will repeat the last item clicked in most programs. This is not a function of SSDR. Whatever you click on with your mouse will be repeated if you hit the space bar, in most cases.
  • Terry K8EET
    Terry K8EET Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    You're right the space key probably wouldn't be the right key to use.

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