[MacLoggerContest] Re: MacLoggerDX tab order
dagro at dogparksoftware.com
Wed Aug 3 17:47:49 EDT 2005
On 3-Aug-05, at 5:01 PM, John E Bastin wrote:
> At the risk of further muddying the waters of desired/needed
> functions in a contest program, here's what I'm used to working
> with in a contest program:
> I'm assuming that this discussion is aiming at ultimately producing
> a contest logging program for the Mac, and not just contest
> enhancements to MacLoggerDX.
This is an incorrect assumption.
> MacLoggerDX is a great DX logging and record-keeping program, and I
> think Don would agree that it is a very complex package, both from
> the user's and from the programmer's point of view.
No I would not agree. It is a very complex package from the
programmer's point of view but not from the user's point of view.
> Contest logging programs are equally complex programs in their own
> right, if they are to be able to do everything that contesters
> demand and still maintain a premium on doing everything in a
> minimum amount of time. Due to this complexity, I think that
> efforts to make MacLoggerDX into a contesting program would not
> contribute to its present function, and would produce a sub-optimal
> contest program at best. The contest logging program needs to be a
> stand-alone design, with features that enhance contesting at the
Sorry John but I and many others disagree wholeheartedly with your
assumption. MacLoggerDX can and is being used for contesting.
> I would like nothing better than to be able to put a Mac back in
> the shack for contesting as well as normal logging. I don't
> consider myself a top contester by any stretch of the imagination,
> but I have pushed my present contesting program to QSO rates of 150-
> per-hour, and the software is really capable of a lot more than
> that if I was better at it.
> Maybe it's farther than this discussion is aiming, but that's my
> target. Until a contesting program for the Mac gets to that point,
> I've got a PC in the shack. Use the best tools for the job you need
Have fun with the PC.
There are a lot of people who do not accept this and have been
working very hard to make MacLoggerDX a contesting program and are in
fact using MacLoggerDX and Cab-Converter for contesting.
I am sorry that you reject this option but it is very much alive and
we have heard it can't be done before - this serves no purpose, it
can and is being done.
73 Don Agro VE3VRW
D o g P a r k S o f t w a r e L t d .
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