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Re: [CQ-Contest] CTU Survey Results

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CTU Survey Results
From: "Robert Naumann" <w5ov@w5ov.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 18:13:40 -0500
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Just a minor point, Win98 is not a Windows Operating system. It is a GUI 
application running on top of a DOS operating system.

This is quite different from the real Windows operating systems such as Win NT, 
2000, XP and I hate to mention it: Vista. All of these systems do not allow 
direct access to ports as DOS does and this is the reason that TR will not run 
on a Windows platform.


Bob W5OV

-----Original Message-----
From: Igor Sokolov [mailto:ua9cdc@gmail.com] 
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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