Cabrillo format: After the contest I exit and write the file. I rename
it to <mycall>.log, submit it, change it back, then move it and the
files created by the write process, to another folder that contains only
that contest and sub directories (folders) for the previous years, for
safe keeping. If I need to access a particular contest I can either
move those files back to the root of NA or point NA to it. I don't like
having older contest files cluttering upNA's root folder.
NA and Win 98: I've been running NA in a DOS window (Win 98se) for a
few years and have had no problems with it. The computer keys the radio
just fine. I like it because I can have a different program running in
another window and be able to see both. (Doesn't the TV distract you Tim
(K9TM)?) What I haven't done is interface the radio via the IEEE port.
I've haven't had any problems with Norton Anti-virus running, don't
know about others but I agree, the fewer things (Real Player etc.) you
have running, the better off you are.
I didn't see it mentioned but for the individual that wanted a quick way
to boot to the program, when you reboot your computer, press F8 which
should, in most cases, provide you with starting options, one of which
is starting from a command (DOS) prompt. You could also write a small
batch file that will launch the program when booting from a floppy. Yet
another choice is to set your PC up for dual boot with second partition
set up with DOS 6.x and NA in it.