CT by K1EA.
It's a DOS program which will run at full capabilities within your hardware
Don't equate "DOS" with "primitive". CT does EVERYTHING a contester needs
(and a lot of things you probably don't need) in a straightforward "no
fuss" fashion. It has excellent support, and is continuously updated.
Get your copy here: http://www.k1ea.com/download/
73, de Hans, K0HB
> [Original Message]
> From: Zero Beat <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 10/29/2004 6:36:18 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Wanted - logging SW recommendations for
> In the traditional "executive" format, I'll first pose
> the question, then for those who haven't nodded off,
> explain why...
> I *think* I need logging software that fits the
> 1 - Runs on a minimalist machine - 133MHz Pentium with
> 32Meg RAM.
> 2 - Pursuant to the first item, I think this means a
> DOS program. The machine is presently formatted; I
> think it will run W95 or W98, which I have licenses
> for. I don't think the machine can run any more
> recent OS
> 3 - No sacrifice in functionality on an 800 X 600
> 4 - Absolutely minimal use of the mouse
> 5 - Can produce a Cabrillo file, or another routine
> can be used to convert to Cabrillo
> 6 - Fonts large enough for my old eyes, or there's a
> setting for them.
> 7 - Easy for a not-so-fluent PC user to use
> 8 - The only two hardware interface features I can
> imagine is that I can use the PC to do CW keying and
> also read band data from the rig. It might be nice to
> have paddle inputs, but that's probably too
> complicated for me!
> Here's the situation...I'm somewhat limited budget,
> but more than that, limited space. The contest
> station occupies a very tiny corner of a room. I
> finally got a PC that fits the available desk space -
> a laptop. If I have to use a mouse, I'll have to
> configure some added shelf, and set the mouse above or
> below the PC or something like that. There is simply
> no room for an external keyboard or monitor. The
> family home does have an "office" and in that we have
> some more capable machines. The budget won't support
> acquiring a more modern laptop, though - those things
> are expensive!
> And I'm old, but with moderately good eyesight for my
> age. But note "for my age". I'm also from the days
> before PCs and while I really don't think I struggle
> against them, I also am not fluent in them, and have a
> magic ability to get any crash-proof windows software
> to crash.
> I'm a moderately experienced contester, but have
> always operated from the stations of others. As
> travel is becoming more difficult, I want to continue
> to enjoy contesting from home - for the first time!
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