I agree with Hank.
Buying a new computer with Windows XP to solve problems running DOS is a BAD
Go to a hamfest and pick up a good working 386 or 486 and put the latest
version of DOS on it. Go from there. I run CT on a 386 laptop. I hope it
I am composing this on a new computer with Windows XP. I have no plans to
try to run DOS CT on this computer.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hank Kohl K8DD" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dick White" <KS0M@ktis.net>; "Contesting RTTY" <RTTY@contesting.com>;
"Users CT" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: [ct-user] help
> DOS programs run really well under DOS!
> I'd get a new computer with what ever operating system it comes with
> for email, internet, etc.
> Keep your present computer for in the shack, put DOS 6.22 on it to
> use with CT, etc. If you absolutely need Windows on it, put good
> old solid 95 version 950B or 98SE on it!
> Just my opinion, but that's what I'd do ---- well, that's what I did!
> 73 Hank K8DD
> At 9/8/2002 08:18 PM -0500, Dick White wrote:
> >I know this is not a specific CT or RTTY question, but it has been a
> >addressed on the reflectors. Sorry to take up the band width, but I need
> >some advice. I have had a long list of radio and computer problems this
> >year and still trying to solve them. I may have to get a new computer as
> >present one is nothing but problems. I am thinking about going to the
> >Windows XP operating system.
> >Question: How will XP affect my DOS CT and WF1B RTTY programs ? I also
> >using a KAM PLUS for RTTY and the Hostmaster DOS soft ware.
> >Am I asking for trouble going for XP or will these programs work ok ?
> >Should I forget the KAM and go to the sound card ?
> >The new computers have USB and not the ports my present one has. How do
> >handle this ?
> >I have not been able to work RTTY or CW contests the past few weeks and I
> >want to get back into contesting and also regular RTTY qso's. I have
> >out considerable expense on the radio and other stuff and do not want to
> >make a move if it just makes new unsolvable problems for me. Comments to
> >direct appreciated. Some day I hope to get back to whatever normal was.
> >73....Dick KS0M
> >Richard C. "Dick" White firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Fulton, MO. 65251-2215
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