lol, all good ideas! As I mentioned, this is as far as my technical ability has allowed me to go to date. I do intend upgrades, the first of which is allowing it to be programmed, and the recordings made, at the unit. This will go a long way towards the usability factor. This is not the end state we envisioned when we started building it, just as far as we have been able to get as of now. :)
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