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Re: [CQ-Contest] CTU Survey Results

To: "'Igor Sokolov'" <ua9cdc@gmail.com>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>,"'Andy Blank'" <n2nt@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CTU Survey Results
From: "Bill Parry" <BPARRY@RGV.RR.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 14:36:18 -0500
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
I have used TR quite successfully in a DOS Window on my Win89 SE Machine. I 
keep the old Pentium 350 w/Windows 98 specifically because it sends CW without 
having to buy an expensive external keyer for Writelog and TR and so I can use 
TR if I want to.

Bill, W5VX

>-----Original Message-----
>From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
>bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Igor Sokolov
>Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 12:50 PM
>To: cq-contest@contesting.com; Andy Blank
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CTU Survey Results
>Hi Andy and all,
>May I disagree with some of your statements given in the PDF presentation
>regarding TRlog.
>In Advanced Features you did not mention one very important thing.
>The unique feature of TRlog as compared to other contest loggers is the
>possibility for non programmer to adapt TRlog for ANY contest. That means
>that TRlog users do not have to rely upon someone else when they want to
>enter one of the contests that are not internally supported by the logger.
>As for Drawbacks
>ï Need DOS machine
>Works just fine on Win98.
>ï Windows version not likely
>Although it is the work in progress (though most contest loggers are) here
>is the link to TR4win
>http://rescab.nm.ru/  TR4W is based on the original TRlog code.
>73, Igor UA9CDC
>> With thanks to those of you who took the time to fill out the survey
>> results for contest software;
>> Here is the link to the results of the survey:
>> http://www.kkn.net/~n2nc/CTU_2007_Logging_Programs/
>> Unfortunately the survey was designed to take text based answers. Big
>> It was very difficult to sort the over 500 responses.
>> Because of this, I included the raw data spreadsheet. The callsigns
>> are omitted to maintain anonymity.
>> You can read the responses and comments directly on the spreadsheet
>> if you have the patience :-).
>> Note:
>> The program choice is in Column D, where:
>> 1= CT
>> 2=TRlog
>> 3=Writelog
>> 4=NA
>> 5=N1MM
>> 6=Wintest
>> 7=SD
>> I also included the Contest University (CTU) PDF presentation given in
>> It was designed as a primer to introduce new programs to beginners
>> and includes some survey results.
>> I learned some lessons from this experience including never to make a
>> text based survey again!
>> Also, hams are very loyal to their software. Even more so when they
>> are free :-).
>> Additionally, the best operators can adapt to any software in short
>> order. Plus, they use specific packages when they work better for
>> specific contests.
>> Thanks for all the responses.
>> 73, Andy N2NT
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