[CQ-Contest] Re: [na-user] W4AN's Contest Software Tip of the Day

David Robbins k1ttt at berkshire.net
Fri Jul 17 00:04:49 EDT 1998

Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> At 01:24 PM 7/15/98 -0400, Bill Fisher - W4AN wrote:
> >Tip #2:  I always make my autoexec.bat file so that it starts the
> >software automatically for the contest I am operating.  That way when Im
> I don't do this because you could get into a bizarre software loop if the
> software keeps crashing your computer.
the easier way so that no one has to remember anything is to create
a separate .bat file... i call it autostart.bat.  in my autoexec.bat
files on the logging network i have:


this puts up the prompt 'hit any key to continue' before running 
the autostart.bat that just calls the network startup.bat file with
the contest name as a parameter.  this way i don't have to touch 
the autoexec.bat, or the network startup.bat, just edit the one
line autostart.bat to put in the current contest name and when the
program crashes i tell the ops to hit the reset button and the 
computer does the rest after the op finds the any key.  this keeps
the setup simple and makes it easier for ops at 2am.

David Robbins K1TTT (ex KY1H)
k1ttt at berkshire.net   or   robbins at berkshire.net

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