What other applications?  Is anybody interpreting the directed calls for any 
purpose besides JTAlert giving it a "#" ??

To me it's a tradeoff between "confusion" where non-macro users would see the 
2-letter code and wonder what it's for and possibly ask questions....and the 
ability to have "CQ FOX..." show up in Dxpedition mode and other such special 
calls to let people know what's going on.
This has been asked numerous times for field day, SOTA, and such with no other 
solution that I've seen.

----------------------------------- 
Michael D. Black 

    On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:27:40 AM CST, Bill Somerville 
<g4...@classdesign.com> wrote:  
 
 On 07/03/2018 17:19, Black Michael via wsjt-devel wrote:
> Is there a downside to doing a macro expansion like this?
>
Hi Mike,

the obvious one is other applications not following suit. Changing the 
interpretation of messages unilaterally is a recipe for confusion. At 
least with the "E9aa" mapping to "CQ aa" the effect is relatively 
transparent and if an application doesn't translate i.e. WSJT, then 
users soon get the picture that E9EU means CQ EU and so on, whereas your 
proposed mappings are rather more opaque.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


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