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Re: [CQ-Contest] CT vs. N1MM

To: "Bill Turner" <dezrat@copper.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CT vs. N1MM
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 23:29:07 -0000
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Bill in the early early days of CT long before the internet we would get bug 
patches and fixes a day or so before the a contest. I lived in San Diego 
section then and Rick, N6ND, was the unofficial go-between to K1EA. He would 
get updates and then we would get our updates at HRO in San Diego. In the 
early days CT had a lot of growing pains but we all realized that CT would 
be a, and was, a great contesting aid. For those who have sent me 'hate' 
mail if it were not for CT we would not be having this discussion. In those 
early days there were a lot of really horrendous attempts at contesting 
software, including but not limited to one I wrote, in basic, for the SS. CT 
was the only viable contest logging software, at the time, and still is very 
functional today.
Contesting software, I've found, is a matter of personal preference. Neither 
is really right or wrong it's what is easiest and most functional for each 
individuals contesting needs. My original intent with this thread was to try 
dispel what I thought were erroneous statements that were made and I threw 
in the plug for CT as an afterthought.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill Turner
  To: cq-contest@contesting.com
  Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 17:29
  Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CT vs. N1MM

  I agree with nearly everything Peter says, but he doesn't mention one
  thing I have noticed over the years: N1MM is prone to bugs. Many times
  I have seen a new release cause something to not work which was
  working right in previous releases. Many new releases are done to fix
  something broken by a previous release. I'm not a programmer and I
  don't know why this is so, but it is.

  I also use WriteLog and find it is far more stable. I should point out
  that almost 100% of my contesting is on RTTY and the above may not be
  the case for CW or SSB.

  Twice in the last year I have gotten so frustrated with N1MM that I
  changed back to WriteLog right in the middle of a contest. Think about
  that one! WriteLog has always done the job with no bugs I know of.

  Bottom line: I prefer N1MM for its features, but I keep WriteLog handy
  just in case.

  Bill, W6WRT
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