The Sked page uses fonts small enough to keep the page compact, but it can make it harder
to read for some operators. All three major browsers (Chrome, Firefox and IE) have
the capability to zoom the text on a page while keeping the rest of the layout of the page
To Zoom in (make text larger), press
. Press it again and again for
even bigger text. Press
to unzoom. Press CNTL-0 to snap back
to normal mode.
You may even find it useful to unzoom (less than 100% zoom) in some cases. If you have
very nice monitor, try unzooming to 90% and see how you like it.
Note that on a Mac, use the "Command" key (⌘) instead of CNTL.
5.2 Maidenhead Calculator
To accurately obtain your Grid Square while operating in the field, you can use an app on your smartphone to
provide your maidenhead (grid square) value. Here is a free one for the iPhone:
Maidenhead Calculator on iTunes
If the link doesn't work, it's called "Maidenhead Converter" by Donald Hays.
5.3 Spell Checking with Firefox
Firefox has a built in spell checker that works, by default, on text boxes that are more
than 1 line. The message box at the bottom of the Sked Page is a single line. Luckily,
Firefox can be configured to spellcheck single lines. Here's how:
In Firefox, enter
in the address line. You'll get a warning
that you could break something. Say yes. Then search for
Change the value from
. Restart Firefox.
You can copy emojis from this site and paste them into your messages.