Friday, January 14, 2011
Take me to your master.........NOW!!!!!!!
It was time to sit down with a cup of Earl gray tea and read my latest CQ magazine. A time I look forward to each month. With all the gear that is coming out these days and the options, menus and programing that is packed into such compact rigs things can go wrong and fast. A day of pleasurable and trouble free operating can for no reason turn sour when the rig is next turned on. For some reason a radio can go from normal to abnormal operation.....no fault of the radio and most of the time an inadvertent button pushing or accidental combo of buttons was somehow selected. Or.....as I have done purchased used gear and it just does not seem to operate properly and no matter how much you read the owners manual and the buttons you push and release, push hold and release or the dreaded fat finger three button hold and release move..... Oh yes they make these buttons very very tiny and very very close together and to add insult to our dexterity do it ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!! As for me the timing is just not there and as I maneuver around the rig I just dig the hole deeper. This month CQ Magazine came to the rescue, there was a very good writeup entitled Testing Testing regarding this very thing. Very simply put "cut your losses and do a master reset" it's the last thing I think to do. At the time when it does cross my mind I push it aside as I don't want to loose the memories, the preset scans and so on.......... but after doing your best to resolve the issue brothers and sisters it's better than loosing your mind DO THE MASTER RESET !!