I think this was probably intentionally done as it keeps the human
operator in the loop. I don't think we would want this to become
another winlink type of software where we set up NBEMS stations and
have them go fully automatic. I think that would defeat the purpose of
You are absolutely correct Greg. Skip (KH6TY) and I were not even sure that we wanted to make the beacon have any automation at all, but if it were not a timed event then the operator would be totally tied to the keyboard.