Send a Gab...
Messages | Send a gab... or Alt-G
Sends a gab on the local network, which will appear in the gab window of every connected computer. You can choose to send the gab to all or only to one station (drop down box on the left).
The gab window opens up on all other computers and displays your message.
The window will be visible for 15 seconds and then closes by itself. The operator can bring the window up again with Alt-I.
This way you can send messages to the other stations in a multi operator setup. Private gabs are displayed in different colors. Also multipliers passed from other bands will show up in this window in a different color, as you can see in the example.
If the text starts with "/me", it is replaced with the station name and the message is emphasized with a leading and a trailing star symbol.
The gab messages are also written to disk and can be found as *.gab (a text file that you can open with Notepad) after the contest.
Reply to the last private gab...
Messages | Reply to the last private gab... or Alt-P
Like 'Send a gab' but directs the destination to the last private gab originator instead of all.
Write a note regarding this QSO
Messages | Write a note regarding this QSO or Alt-N
Opens the note input dialog.
The notes are written to disk and can be found as *.not (a text file that you can open with Notepad) after the contest.
The notes are also forwarded to the network so that there is a complete notes file on every station.