I agree it should be decoupled, but disagree that a button that's used at most 
twice a year deserves a spot on the main screen. It should be in settings along 
with other rarely-used options.


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From: Rich - K1HTV <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:59 AM
Subject: [wsjt-devel] Decouple Contest checkbox?

Is there any reason why the WSJT-X "NA VHF Contest" checkbox cannot be 
decoupled from the "Enable VHF/UHF/Microwave Features" check box under the 
"General" settings tab? One of the most frequent questions asked on contest 
club reflectors, prior to and during the recent ARRL VHF Contest, related to 
how to find the "NA VHF Contest" box.

If that check box is always available on the main screen, when an alert message 
about having to be in the VHF Contest mode pops up, it would be less 
complicated for all to activate it. This is especially important for the newer 
or more casual FT8 ops who haven't yet read the manual.

A number of post-VHF contest emails, specifically mentioned the problem of 
trying to complete contest QSOs with casual FT8 ops who called w/o activating 
the "NA VHF Contest" box, which probably didn't even appear on their main 
WSJT-X screen.

Rich - K1HTV
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