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Re: [ct-user] CT-DOS

To: "Ron Notarius W3WN" <wn3vaw@verizon.net>,<ct-user@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [ct-user] CT-DOS
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 22:44:46 -0000
List-post: <mailto:ct-user@contesting.com>
AMEN Ron: There's a lot of wanabee's and also rans out there but none of them 
is CT. I am forced to use N1MM for 7QP and one other contest but can't wait to 
get back to CT. There is just a warm-n-fuzzy feeling about entering a contest 
using CT. Contesting is stressful enough without having to worry about whether 
your software will work or not. Nothing out there, so far, is as dependable and 
reliable as CT. CT has stood the test of time and won.
Ron you and I and many, many, others have been contesting with CT for more than 
20 years. How many other programs can report that kind of testimonial??????


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ron Notarius W3WN 
To: ct-user@contesting.com 
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 19:49
Subject: Re: [ct-user] CT-DOS

No, Ted, I've never heard of WinTest, let alone looked at it.

And that's not the point.

If I choose one day to abandon CT, I have plenty of choices already out
there.  But they're not CT.  And some, well, without getting into
specifics... let's just say that CT, be it the true DOS version or the DOS
screen(s) in fixed Windows version that CTWin now is, still beats the pants
off of many of the ones I have tried.

I don't want to abandon CT -- I want to see it move to the next level.


-----Original Message-----
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 21:17:28 -0500
From: "Ted Bryant" <w4nz@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [ct-user] CT-DOS
To: <ct-user@contesting.com>

"...I'd love to see a true Windows version out..."

Surely, you have looked at WinTest??

73, Ted W4NZ

-----Original Message-----
From: ct-user-bounces@contesting.com
[mailto:ct-user-bounces@contesting.com]On Behalf Of Ron
Notarius W3WN
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 5:16 PM
To: ct-user@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [ct-user] CT-DOS

I can go Andy one better; I remember the day that CT 6.1 was demonstrated at
Dayton -- I was so impressed that I walked out of the demonstration, found a
vendor who was selling the 5-1/4" disk (which I still have), bought it on
the spot, and got back in time to see the end of the demo.

Jim, I understand that Ken still owns & controls the fate of CT, so this is
not directed at you -- but for what it's worth, even though I switched to
CTWin 10 quite a while ago, I'd still be willing to pay a small fee for an
upgrade if it would keep CT in development.

I think you can count on the DOS version staying in use as long as an MS-DOS
compatible command prompt is available, one way or another.  I'd love to see
a true Windows version out, and I'm sure the Linux gang would love to see
one too.

And I'd personally love to see some expansion in the available contests.

Yes, I know, all this ultimately costs money; as I said, if an update costs
a few bucks, I can afford it now, I'll do my part.

Surely there must be a way to keep CT alive for now and into the future, and
not left to wither on the vine!

73, ron w3wn

-----Original Message-----
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 20:52:04 -0600
From: "Endorf Family" <mendorf@isd.net>
Subject: [ct-user] CT-DOS
To: <ct-user@contesting.com>

I will echo Andy's comments. I have virtually every contest and logging
program. This past weekend I decided to abandon the cumbersome and over
detailed **MM software, and return to the simple elegance of CT DOS Version
9.89 for Sweepstakes. Of all my pre-contest strategy, this one was the best
For phone SS, I will leave my Pentium-III sitting on a shelf, and again run
CT DOS on my cheap clunker Pentium-1.
PLEASE keep CT DOS alive and well!

Mark - WA0MHJ

-----Original Message-----
From: ct-user-bounces@contesting.com

I would like to strongly object, Jim.  I paid - many years ago at Dayton -
for my CT8 copy, but would be happy to pay a reasonable fee for CT10 DOS
upgrades. Have never seen a blue screen or lost a contact due to DOS, and my
old AT just keeps on going.  I use XP on my $50 Pentium II, but still love
the CT10 that I run on the AT. The XP is for spots and other internet stuff;
DOS is faster & better for contest logging. How about keeping CT DOS alive,
and charging a modest fee. What you think is adequate compensation) for
updates? Charging for the prefix updates as well, would not seem

73, Andy K4YKZ

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