View Poll Results: Should the "Inactivity Alarm" on the DX8 be optional?
Yes 152 74.88%
No 51 25.12%
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Oct 14, 2011, 10:35 AM
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Should the "Inactivity Alarm" on the DX8 be optional?


Should the "Inactivity Alarm" on the DX8 be optional?

By "Optional" we mean "User-Configurable", like what is offered on the DX18.

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Oct 14, 2011, 12:59 PM
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You should rename yourself to Victory Poll
Oct 14, 2011, 02:01 PM
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That's funny!
Oct 14, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Oct 14, 2011, 05:57 PM
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Why would anyone care if it was optional? If you like it you can use it, if you dont like it you dont use it. Why would you vote no? Can someone please explain?

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Oct 14, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Pete,
I agree with you on this one. I think alot of these old guys need these alarms to be on all the time, because their old minds would forget to turn these features back on! Short term memory loss is the first to go!

I guess thats why they need these alarms in the first place. Su*cks to get old.
Oct 14, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Pete,
I agree with you on this one. I think alot of these old guys need these alarms to be on all the time, because their old minds would forget to turn these features back on! Short term memory loss is the first to go!

I guess thats why they need these alarms in the first place. Su*cks to get old.
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Oct 14, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Not really - the experience gained keeps one from making foolish comments
Are you saying you dont make "Foolish Comments"?

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I think you just did!
Oct 14, 2011, 08:51 PM
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I also try to avoid foolish questions
Oct 15, 2011, 07:38 AM
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I also try to avoid foolish questions
I guess in all your wisdom, you never heard the phrase....."there's no such thing as a foolish question"

If you think it's a foolish question, just skip the thread altogether. Nobody is forcing you to read it or respond.
Oct 15, 2011, 07:52 AM
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I guess they could take some feature ideas from the various cell phone manufacturers.

My new Blackberry, has many different modes for alerts and ring tones.
Loud
Medium
Soft
Off
Phone calls only
Vibrate

As well as others. Not saying the radio alerts have to be as elaborate, but it would be nice to have some options.
Oct 15, 2011, 08:31 AM
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How many DX7 died through a drained battery without alarm?

Oct 15, 2011, 09:11 AM
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How many DX7 died through a drained battery without alarm?

Those who ignore history--- etc., etc..
Oct 15, 2011, 09:11 AM
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I am curious as to why its so important to the ones that want if OFF or have the ability to turn it off?

All you got to do is not leave the radio on for X amount of time un-attended or un-used.

Sure it gave me heart attack once or twice but hey it no longer happens now. I can say I am better user of my TX now for this alarm.

I no longer leave it on for nothing.
Oct 15, 2011, 09:51 AM
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I am curious as to why its so important to the ones that want if OFF or have the ability to turn it off?

All you got to do is not leave the radio on for X amount of time un-attended or un-used.

Sure it gave me heart attack once or twice but hey it no longer happens now. I can say I am better user of my TX now for this alarm.

I no longer leave it on for nothing.
When setting up any new model, particularly my sailboats, I will leave the transmitter on the bench for 20, 30, maybe even an hour at a time. That's just the way I do things. That's why I asked how long is the inactivity alarm for? If its going off every 10 minutes, that would be a major aggrivation for me. A simple on/off for the alarm would go a long way........for me at least.
I don't have alarms on my other transmitters.........and I don't need them. Not saying that others don't though.


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