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Re: WSJT-X Feature Request

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  • g4ilo
    I think what will encourage people to use lower power is when signal reports are displayed on Hamspots. Julian, G4ILO
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 10, 2013
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      I think what will encourage people to use lower power is when signal reports are displayed on Hamspots.

      Julian, G4ILO

      --- In wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com, "m6fun" <philhawksey@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Joe and all,
      >
      > Now that we have QSO distance shown on the main screen I wondered if it would be possible/desirable to add an indication of
      > 'miles per watt' having entered our power output somewhere (or can this be read via cat command?)
      > Maybe even upload the data to a 'miles per watt' league table?
      >
      > I think it would encourage lower powers and would give us something interesting to aim for.
      >
      > Thanks for a really great mode!
      >
      > 73
      > Phil M6FUN
      >
    • Joe Subich, W4TV
      ... I think that s absurd - signal reports are far more tied to distance and conditions than power. Even at 1W I will be +40 in my neighbor s receiver but I m
      Message 2 of 5 , Apr 10, 2013
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        > I think what will encourage people to use lower power is when
        > signal reports are displayed on Hamspots.

        I think that's absurd - signal reports are far more tied to distance
        and conditions than power. Even at 1W I will be +40 in my neighbor's
        receiver but I'm certainly not going to run "low power" if P5, XZ,
        BV9, BS6, etc. show up on JT9.

        There may be those 2W to a 6 element yagi at 100 feet stations who do
        not need power but when calls to -10 and -15 stations go unanswered,
        it's a clear indication that 70 watts to a multi-band vertical may
        still not be "excessive power".

        73,

        ... Joe, W4TV


        On 4/10/2013 12:15 PM, g4ilo wrote:
        > I think what will encourage people to use lower power is when signal reports are displayed on Hamspots.
        >
        > Julian, G4ILO
        >
        > --- In wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com, "m6fun" <philhawksey@...> wrote:
        >>
        >> Hi Joe and all,
        >>
        >> Now that we have QSO distance shown on the main screen I wondered if it would be possible/desirable to add an indication of
        >> 'miles per watt' having entered our power output somewhere (or can this be read via cat command?)
        >> Maybe even upload the data to a 'miles per watt' league table?
        >>
        >> I think it would encourage lower powers and would give us something interesting to aim for.
        >>
        >> Thanks for a really great mode!
        >>
        >> 73
        >> Phil M6FUN
        >>
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      • pe1lif
        Good idea, and add this as a comment in the log, e.g. 5 watt, 2145 miles (or km) per watt . 73, Marinus PE1LIF
        Message 3 of 5 , Apr 10, 2013
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          Good idea, and add this as a comment in the log, e.g. "5 watt, 2145 miles (or km) per watt".

          73, Marinus PE1LIF

          --- In wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com, "m6fun" <philhawksey@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hi Joe and all,
          >
          > Now that we have QSO distance shown on the main screen I wondered if it would be possible/desirable to add an indication of
          > 'miles per watt' having entered our power output somewhere (or can this be read via cat command?)
          > Maybe even upload the data to a 'miles per watt' league table?
          >
          > I think it would encourage lower powers and would give us something interesting to aim for.
          >
          > Thanks for a really great mode!
          >
          > 73
          > Phil M6FUN
          >
        • g4ilo
          It s no more ridiculous than the miles per watt suggestion. If people know how they are being received and that everyone else can see it as well it *may*
          Message 4 of 5 , Apr 10, 2013
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            It's no more ridiculous than the "miles per watt" suggestion. If people know how they are being received and that everyone else can see it as well it *may* encourage them to use less power. Having said that I haven't noticed any tendency for stations to reduce power after receiving a >+10 report from me. I think strong signals are something we are going to have to live with as JT9 gets more popular.

            Julian, G4ILO

            --- In wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Subich, W4TV" <lists@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > > I think what will encourage people to use lower power is when
            > > signal reports are displayed on Hamspots.
            >
            > I think that's absurd - signal reports are far more tied to distance
            > and conditions than power. Even at 1W I will be +40 in my neighbor's
            > receiver but I'm certainly not going to run "low power" if P5, XZ,
            > BV9, BS6, etc. show up on JT9.
            >
            > There may be those 2W to a 6 element yagi at 100 feet stations who do
            > not need power but when calls to -10 and -15 stations go unanswered,
            > it's a clear indication that 70 watts to a multi-band vertical may
            > still not be "excessive power".
            >
            > 73,
            >
            > ... Joe, W4TV
            >
            >
            > On 4/10/2013 12:15 PM, g4ilo wrote:
            > > I think what will encourage people to use lower power is when signal reports are displayed on Hamspots.
            > >
            > > Julian, G4ILO
            > >
            > > --- In wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com, "m6fun" <philhawksey@> wrote:
            > >>
            > >> Hi Joe and all,
            > >>
            > >> Now that we have QSO distance shown on the main screen I wondered if it would be possible/desirable to add an indication of
            > >> 'miles per watt' having entered our power output somewhere (or can this be read via cat command?)
            > >> Maybe even upload the data to a 'miles per watt' league table?
            > >>
            > >> I think it would encourage lower powers and would give us something interesting to aim for.
            > >>
            > >> Thanks for a really great mode!
            > >>
            > >> 73
            > >> Phil M6FUN
            > >>
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