Well I’m happy with …r2 and not sure about the changes. I think Joe is wise to take time to let the mode bed in.
Build it myself? Crikey, that’s what I pay Joe and his collaborators to do for me. Life’s too short to be writing software. Also, it needs to be standardised as much as possible. Otherwise some will introduce 10 second tx periods and others will want 24 character messages. It was bad enough with JT56A,B,C.
Just set a new record: 29 dB difference between my report and the other guy’s report. Even giving a 9 dB QSB allowance that implies 7.5kW at the other end. Even if the 20 dB scale is in error by 3 dB that’s still surely special licence territory. Is 3.5 kW a normal amp output anywhere? Alligator licence class?