|The Ros screen|
I have been looking at Ros again, it is still under development and I happen to like it - I had always been aware of the useful beaconing that can be configured within the program, this is where you set up a forwarding E-mail address which you can include in part of your "Sent" Beacon, or a line of text included in one of your transmissions, if the station your working at the time (AND those monitoring stations [SWL] also have their E-mail configured the monitoring stations will automatically respond in compiling and sending a report and E-mailing it to you, this is fine for a one off beacon and quite useful for a "quick" band check maybe to see where your signal "landed".
There are stations puttiing this to good use use by beaconing too frequently - this morning I heard a station that included his E-mail address three times during a qso, THEN proceeded to beacon every four minutes that induced my system to send out up to six E-mail reports !!! with regard to the beacons, I think the system only allowed three consecutive E-mails to be sent after which it stopped, with a notice telling me the E-mail could not be sent, could be the software has something built into it preventing too many E-mails being generated - I found this annoying and eventually turned it off, so (Use with caution) !
I would NOT recommend including your e-mail address during a qso - save it for beaconing.
another "useful" feature if your able to use CAT control is if you have two antennas connected to your radio (which I currently have) you can set which antenna you wish to use on any given band then in about 3 seconds you can auto tune and your and your good to go.
Still early days for me using Ros but like everything else you get better as you use it ;-)
Screen captures degraded, apologies.
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