At 06:45 PM 12/1/99 -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>2. ESCAPE Key not aborting CW messages. Last night, I ran a test -
>with my 486 at 8 MHz and no smartdrive. With a log of about 2200
>QSOs, a disk update took several seconds. This was without
>SMARTDRV running. Even with SMARTDRV running, it was in the order
>of a second or two. This was enough time for a lot of CW to be sent
>after pressing the ESCAPE key.
Tree, the thing that puzzles me is that this did not happen to me last year
in CQWW, when I had 2100 QSOs in the log, nor did it happen in SS this
year, when I had 950. I don't recall what version I was using for CQWW
last year, but I know I was running the earliest version that had the new
precedences for SS (6.42?). In all cases, the CW would abort immediately,
even if the disk drive was working. I remember this because for some
reason I don't usually remember the CTL-ENTER sequence, and wind up needing
to abort the S&P Exchange . My PC is plenty quick (200 MHZ Pentium), and I
have never run SMARTDRV.
Are you able to test with 6.42 or a prior version, and see if this "brute
force method" confirms what I'm saying?
73, Pete Smith N4ZR
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