[CQ-Contest] FT4 - Robotic Contesting

Steve London n2icarrl at gmail.com
Sun May 5 22:12:35 EDT 2019

Not quite as you remember it, Jim.

I started using CT in 1988 - Version 5.something. Unfortunately, I don't have 
that manual anymore, but I do have the CT Version 9 manual, from 1994.

 From the manual:

"CT uses database files to look up prefix, country and section information. The 
CQWW.CTY, ARRL.CTY and IARU.CTY files have been merged into one database, 
CTY.DAT, which contains CQ zones, IARU zones, ..."

That implies that CQWW.CTY, ARRL.CTY and IARU.CTY predate version 9, and the 
AD1C-maintained CTY.DAT was introduced in Version 9. I bet AD1C can tell us even 

Steve, N2IC
Contest logging program historian :)

On 05/05/2019 07:36 AM, jamesdavidcain at gmail.com wrote:
>> "Before everyone paints N1MM Logger as some kind of villain, let me remind
> you that prefill has been a standard feature in contest loggers since K1EA's
> CT, in the late 1980's. Steve, N2IC"
> I remember CT from 1988 (yes I was there). Once you logged the location, CT
> thereafter filled it in when you logged the station again. You had better
> copy the location correctly the first time. There were no databases that I
> recall for "prefilling" such info. There wasn't even an "internet."
> Jim Cain K1TN

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