Thank you, Clyde. That is one of the best comments I have read on here
lately. I try to use the KISS principle here also. I am not, for the most
part, experiencing all these "bugs" that others are. I have been using HRD
for over 5 years now, and it is only getting better with each release. I am
awaiting the release of 6.0 next month. From what I heard from the team at
Dayton, it will be a "big step for mankind," well, for hams anyway.
Have fun. 73,
] On Behalf Of Clyde
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: [ham-radio-deluxe] Re: ver 5.23 bugs
I want to say thanks to Rick and the rest of the team for their continuing
work on making this product one that amateur radio operators can appreciate.
I do appreciate it as it it welcomes in a whole new world for me. I have
only used BPSK-31 and it is a new mode for me, and using the logbook feature
I must say from all the complaining that has been going on, in my
observation, at least some of those complaints may be valid points and some
of these bugs that some may experience could possibly be because the
operator possibly may have rushed through the setup. I see it as a
possibility because there are some hams who really haven't got the skills to
work with their computer and want an instant solution which may be just
happening because of program setup issues.
When I downloaded the program on my computer I opened up the manual and went
through it step by step following the guidelines set forth in it. I then
went through setting up the buttons I wanted, and mind you with the Icom
IC-735 there aren't a lot of buttons to choose, but I'm more a hands on the
radio guy. Although I use it in remote fashion, only on SSB for now I find
it to be a blessing to have such a fine product. It took me 3-4 days, a few
hours a day going through all the possibilities of what I wanted in the log,
and tried all the options and decided to keep it as simple as possible. I
find that when someone sets up their computers, programs, etc. that some
people just want too many options and that can lead to problems.
I just want to use my radio and Ham Radio Deluxe to communicate with other
amateur radio operators and am just having so much fun with it. Maybe if we
all step back and took a deep breath and thought, the simpler the better, we
might actually like what we see. I don't want anyone to think this is
criticism, but we must all think we have an unlimited product here, but
every radio does have it's limits, every operator also has it's limits, and
so does this great program.
You must all know the line from the "Dirty Harry" movies, "Man's gotta know
his limitations." This also applies here as well. The team is working to
make as good a product as is possible. And also I am not sorry for making
this, as some might say, a little long winded, but it is better to explain
than it is to complain.
It's amateur radio, a hobby and hobbies should be fun. Laugh a little, it
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