Re: Spot clicking (activation) suggestion


kk1w2000 <kk1w@...>
 

As an Icom user this would be a nice enhancement.

"when controlling an Icom transceiver other than an IC-7800, checking
Commander's Split box should only select the secondary VFO if "Dual Watch"
is present and enabled; otherwise, the primary VFO should be selected"
Jim/KK1W

--- In dxlab@..., "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

AA6YQ comments below
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Subject: [dxlab] Re: Spot clicking (activation) suggestion


I can see the point in this request. I would like to add a couple of points.

Firstly I can see a problem: Sometimes a stn gets respotted quite quickly
with a small frequency correction which is more accurate than a prior sloppy
inaccurate QRG. I often just double-click these spots to retune the radio.
This would not work every time with this proposal.

Only if you enabled the new capability by specifying a non-zero Near-F.

Secondly I can see another related enhancement that I and possibly others
would like: These days spots are usually very accurate due to programs like
DX Labs and the general accuracy of modern transmitters. That means that
when a stn is spotted split, my first action after double clicking the spot
is to go to commander and select the transmit VFO so I can start tuning for
the right TX QRG. I would love the radio to have the SUB VFO selected when I
jump to a split spot.

I know this is probably an Icom specific request (and possibly remote users)
as radios with two VFO knobs don't need this. If the no QSY option being
discussed also selected the TX VFO (since the RX VFO is obviously right
anyway) it would be quite a time saver for me.

Commander defect repair #452:
"when controlling an Icom transceiver other than an IC-7800, checking
Commander's Split box should only select the secondary VFO if "Dual Watch"
is present and enabled; otherwise, the primary VFO should be selected"

I can further extended Commander so that
"when controlling an Icom transceiver other than an IC-7800, being directed
to enable split should select the secondary VFO if "Dual Watch" is present
and enabled; otherwise, the primary VFO should be selected"

Would this be acceptable?
73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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