Re: Default Mode in Capture Window

Joe Subich, W4TV

# Any objections to this proposed enhancement to DXKeeper?
The "shorthand" reports are becoming less frequently used as
more users adopt WSJTX to replace the older WSJT due to the
automation built into WSJT. As Bill points out the shorthand
reports are an artifact of CW (where they were easier to
recognize by ear) and the original WSJT (where they were easy
to "see" in the waterfall). The shorthand reports have little
if any advantage given the improved decoding in the most recent
versions of WSJTX. Logging the actual receive levels is just
as common as the shorthand reports.

I don't see the need for unique defaults - at least for those
using WSJTX or WSJTX/JTAlert given their integration with
DXLab Suite. The bigger issue with WSJTX/JTAlert is entering
propagation mode on a QSO by QSO basis - particularly if one
is running the K1JT modes on a second rig not controlled by
Commander at the same time as "traditional modes" on a rig
connected to Commander.


... Joe, W4TV

On 2020-10-14 6:00 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
# even more AA6YQ comments below
* more AA6YQ comments below

+ Are "OOO and RO" appropriate for JT65 in all cases, or only when
the propagation mode is set to EME?
Only for EME
* Thanks, Joe. With the propagation mode set to EME, are "OOO and RO" appropriate as default signal reports for all K1JT modes, or just JT65?
* 000 is the default "RST sent" and "R0" is the default "RST Rcvd" - correct?
those types of reports are optional even in JT65 mode. In general they are used when fixed dual alternating tones are used instead of encoded messages for the acknowledgement and sign off stages of QSOs. These so-called short codes have increased sensitivity allowing QSOs to be completed with marginal propagation and station equipment. They hark back to CW EME operating where repeated single charcters or pairs of characters are sent for a complete period, i.e. OOOOOOO..., RORORORO..., RRRRRRR..., 737373737373... . They are used, by prior agreement, after callsigns are exchanged using regular messages.
# Thanks Bill! Based on your comments above and the "EME QSOs" section of the document Iain N6ML recommended:
# it would seem appropriate for DXKeeper to use OOO and RO as the default signal reports when the Propagation Mode implies very weak signals: EME, Meteor Scatter (MS), and Tropospheric Ducting (TR).
# Any objections to this proposed enhancement to DXKeeper?
Dave, AA6YQ

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