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Old 18th Sep 2020, 10:06 am   #17
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Default Re: Drawing Trader Sheets back in the day.

As an object lesson in how not to draw a diagram, can I draw attention to the block diagrams provided for just about every Japanese amateur radio transceiver?

They are drawn as a regular array of identical rectangular boxes. All locations in the array being populated. You have to read the text in each box to find out what it is. Then the boxes are 'wired' together by lines squeezed together in the space between the boxes. The routing seems to always take the shortest route at first, then later ones add avoiding congestion to the rules, then later, when congestion can't be avoided, it all gets messed up.

Superb example of a diagram which contains the info you want but it is camouflaged to the point of uselessness.

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