A thought that has flitted through my mind more than once is “what kind of operating style could one expect during a PSK31 activation?”.
I’m one of those people who does not really enjoy the typical rubber stamp QSO so common in the PSK allocations, and I try frequently (and with futility) to coax a conversation out of people. There’s a nice old boy in Italy who sometimes exchanges local history with me on 20m, but normally the QSB puts pay to our long overs, Hi!
But I was wondering what kind of operating style could be employed on the hill? I think that this becomes an even bigger question when it comes to using a PDA - with only an on-screen keyboard or “handwriting recognition”, I would have thought that conversation would be somewhat limited, with operating requiring heavy reliance upon macros. I can usually type a little faster than PSK31 on a full-size keyboard (I’m a two-finger typist =), probably about the the same pace as the transmission on my teeny laptop, and very much slower with an OSK. But I would like to think that there could still be some conversational quality to an activation despite of being sat behind a screen.