Release9.txt for CT 9.15
Tue, 10 Jan 95 07:50:22 PST
Some people mentioned that Release9.txt wasn't updated with the release
of Version 9.15. I just got a disk from Ken with version 9.15 and it
has the update notes so here they are.
* Version 9.00 released at Dayton, 1994
* Fixed QSL mode crash printing labels
* FD users please note, that V8 and V9 are *not* compatible for FD. The
number of bands and band modes was changed this year. CT9 follows the
* In WPX, compressed the Chk Country window so SR/SS are now visible.
* The position of the highlight bar in WPX check prefix is fixed.
* The new command line switch, -RESET resets all colors and positions to
default values when CT starts.
* All talk messages are logged to a .TLK file at each operating
* The network no longer restricts messaging to multi-ops. Messages
are not checked for category, they are just sent.
* Notes (ALT-N) are passed around the network, so each station has the
* Calls may be entered in the bandmap, even without a computer controlled
radio. Type the callsign, then press CTRL ENTER. CT prompts you for
* The bandmap now shows correct times. This was broken.
* There is a new text command for multiops: PASSFREQ. Use this to inform
all the other computers in the network of your desired pass frequency.
* The call of the current operator appears in the border of the summary
window. Use OPON to change calls.
* In multi-mode contests, ctrl-F1 and ctrl-F2 now properly change the
* Fixed a crash in IARU when updating prior QSOs.
* There is a new text command, "POLL", used to set the radio polling rate.
This is also the rate at which radio frequencies are broadcast around
the network. This is also supported in CT.CFG using the key word "POLL."
The default polling speed is one second.
* The WAEE score window is fixed.
* The NOWORKDUPE problem is fixed.
* The WAEE output log now shows the correct serial numbers.
* For WAEE QTC's are passed around the network. You may not revise a
QTC once it has been sent.
* Fixed the .ZON file for IARU.
* Two new fields have appeared in the Information Sheet: Rotor 1 and
Rotor 2. You may select either no rotor or the Yaesu GS232. Each rotor
may be assigned to a comm port in the setup screen, just as radios
are assigned to comm ports.
* Ctrl F10 is the point the beam command...supported for Yaesu rotors
only. If CT finds a number from 0 to 360 in the callsign field, it
swings the beam to that heading. If CT finds a prefix, it rotates to
point at that country.
* Rotor 1 is the default, but rotor 2 may be selected using ALTSLASH, that
is, the ALT Ket and the '/' key pressed together. ALTSLACH is a toggle
from 1 to 2 ad back.
* Note to K1GQ -- MYFREQ has changed to PASSFREQ --
* CT allows four more comports, and supplies four more COMTSR's:
COMTSR5,6,7,8. We use a two port com board from
PO Box 830
102 West Main Street
Liberty, SC 29657
Their part number is #3088. Port numbers and IRQ's used by COMTSR:
COMTSR5 280 IRQ 10
COMTSR6 288 IRQ 11
COMTSR7 290 IRQ 12
COMTSR8 298 IRQ 15
See the docs that come with the board to set it up.
9.04 and 9.05 have minor bug fixes in CQP and IARU
* Fixed the "appearing zone problem" when toggling run and mult
station in M/S.
* Fixed crash when using WRITELOG in DXP contests
* Fixed band map for non-computer-controlled radios.
* CT toggles LPT2 pin 2 (data bit 0) when switching from radio 1 to radio 2.
This allows external hardware to switch keys, mics, or whatever.
* the -LOOP switch should now work
* Fixed a bunch of little bugs reported via internet. Please send e-mail
* This is the big October release!
* DVPPATH was broken and had to be repaired at the last moment.
* serial numbers in WPX and SS when switching radios have been fixed.
* This fixes the radio 1 startup problem for computer controlled radios.
* Minor bug fixes.
* This fixes the problem with two ICOM radios of different model types.
* This fixes incorrect initialization of comports 5, 6, 7 and 8
* Pressing ALT F4 before any spots have been received caused a crash.
This is fixed.
* CT no longer leaves the cursor in the wrong place if the packet talk
window is active and another editing function is invoked. If the
cursor is left in the packet talk window, and another window is placed
on top of it, within 1 second, the packet window is placed on top again.
* A new entry in CT.CFG
This automatically enables autosave on a new log.
* Single Ops and Single Unlimited may now use two computers
* The '+' character embedded in a CW msg causes the CW speed to increase
by three words per minute. Similarly, a '-' character slows down sending
by three words per minute. for example: ++5NN35-- causes the exchange
to be sent 6 wpm faster thatn the current CW speed.
* The half space character has been changed from '-' to '^' (shift 6).
* There is a new startup switch -HP. When invoked, this causes CT to write
logs the PCL4 codes for compressed and uncompressed printing. Use this with
your HP printers. (Tnx N6EK)
* Fixed the missing gridmap in VHF tests
* To grab a spot from the announce window, after an ALT A, press ALT F4
instead of Enter. Too many times I pressed Enter by accident when in the
* When spotting a station (ALT F3), CT translates a '/' character to
' QSX '. CT9 now matches its documentation. (Tnx W9ZRX)
* A bad protocol type in a networked message now generates and error messgae instead of
causing the program to halt with a message.
* MEMLEFT now works again. This should be much more accurate than it
has been in the past.
Rick Craig N6ND
NRaD Code 848