CT out of business? I'm not a CT user, but there is a CT Win that I believe
works in XP. I thought I saw something about not supporting voice keyer, but
it did mention support now for NAQP and Sprint. CT may not have all the
features of WriteLog or N1MM, but I wouldn't call it dead.
73, Mike K9MI
----- Original Message -----
From: "N7MAL" <N7MAL@CITLINK.NET>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Peter Dougherty" <email@example.com>
Cc: "k7qq" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 05 07
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CT vs. N1MM
> I'm a CT person and have seen a few mis-representations here which need to
> be corrected. First I run, and have for years, CT on an XP SP2 machine
> no problems and no work arounds. I have my FT1000 connected through the
> serial port for band tracking and the parallel port for CW keying(I don't
> operate ever in any fone contest). My setup BTW is also a dual monitor
> system with the Maxon card.
> Quack used the word simple to describe CT & NA which is as it SHOULD be
> contesting. I want one window covering my entire screen with minimal
> information to deal with. The purpose/goal of a contest is to log as many
> stations & multipliers as possible in a given amount of time. Therefore
> only info I want on my screen is logging and multiplier and I want it to
> cover my entire screen. I don't think Quack has been as successful as he
> been because his time was being wasted with a bunch of windows containing
> unimportant info. I realize it is fashionable these days to create and use
> 'bell & whistles' but let's remember why and what the purpose of entering
> contest is.
> Unfortunately/sadly CT is out of business and we need to move on. Making
> comparisons of CT to N1MM is unfair because CT was designed by a contester
> for contesters. N1MM was designed by computer geeks for computer geeks.
> CT is still very useable for the vast majority of contests so I will
> continue to use it. Maybe someone someday will pick up the CT format and
> continue to up-date it.
> BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Dougherty
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:40
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] CT vs. N1MM
> At 09:29 PM 10/18/2006, you wrote:
> >I have used CT for contesting since I bought my first copy in Dayton in
> >1987. I have not kept up with developments in the N1MM contest software
> >all. So now, 19 years later, I am wondering what the pro's/con's of each
> >package are. Has anyone published a comparison? Is it time to change?
> N1MM is probably the best piece of contesting software you'll ever
> use. Not only is it immensely powerful, but support is first-rate,
> it's completely free to use, it can network for multi-multi in a
> breeze, supports distributed databases (in case one machine crashes
> you won't lose the log), it has amazing documentation and it boasts a
> featureset to die for. It also has built-in voice and CW keying, and
> most importantly, you can get it up and running and start using it
> with a very shallow learning curve.
> Put another way, if Tom decided to charge $100 a year for it, I'd pay
> it, not bat an eyelash and *still* consider it a bargain.
> If you have a relatively modern PC I'd say give it a try. Download
> the install (version 5.7.2), then apply the latest updater, load the
> most recent help and cty.dat files and give it a whirl. Create a fake
> contest, go run Europe or stateside for an hour and check out the
> features it has, explore menus, etc. Sure it will take a while to
> master, but to get a contest configured and running takes very little
> Personally, my favourite feature is what they call ESM mode (Enter
> Sends Message). Once properly configured and tested you can run an
> entire CW or even SSB contest with only your ENTER button and a few
> mouse clicks (S&P) or typing only callsigns (if running).
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