I ran NAQP using CT10 on a very crusty old laptop. Found a few errors, failed
at "fix mine" and then found "fm10". Whew. Problem averted.
Then when I uploaded the logs, the robot flagged my other error - although I'd
set the laptop's time zone to UTC, I had set the time itself to local, so I was
off 7 hours.
This time, I had to find out how to deal with it. Had to download CT_TIME on
another computer (the laptop has no networking ability), then transfer to the
laptop via floppy. Failed...more study, and figure out CT_TIME had a different
version for CT10. OK, found that compendium of files and transferred to the
laptop the same way...but oops, no, that's not working...the laptop's floppy
drive has now failed. I have no way to move data off this laptop now. I can
burn a CD and then let the laptop read it - but the CD drive in the laptop is
not a burner. I attempted to add a network card to the machine, and it starts
asking for Windows 95 disks - it refuses to search for files on the W95 CD
(which is how I loaded W95 on the machine). So I think I'm dead in the water
with respect to that laptop. It's toast.
So...somewhere in this process, I DID manage to save a copy of the *.bin file
to a floppy and I CAN load that onto another computer. The most "available"
machines I have, though are a Core2duo running Vista x64, and a G4 vintage Mac.
I'm guessing the Mac is silly to even think about. How about Vista x64?
I suppose the FINAL backup method would be to load the Cabrillo file (yep, I
managed to get that onto the floppy, too), get the data over into Excel, do
some math on all the QSO times, then have Excel re-format into
Cabrillo-equivalent *.txt and kiss my CT DOS days good bye.
But it would be nice not to have to do the Excel work.
If it isn't obvious from all the above, I do not enjoy time spent in front of a
screen....I'm no computer wiz!
TNX ES 73,
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