[ct-user] Re: CT support and new VE sections
Nate Bargmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 23:27:30 -0500
Hi Dick and all.
> NO PROBLEM ABOUT NEW SECTIONS.....SEE BELOW AT END OF POST
> No problem with the change of Canadian section. Just go into the file
> that has that info (forgot name) and edit it with a TEXT EDITOR.
> You will easily see what to do when you look at the file. If you like
> CT8 then it will fly after the edit.
> 73, Dick Wilder, K3Di email@example.com
I haven't looked at a CT screen since FD, but here is what I recall
happened when I played with editing the file. The size of the
section window is apparently fixed with regard to its verticle
height. Currently, the Canada column has one blank space and the new
NL section can indeed be added to the current version and CT will
score the section, although a person should restrict the NLI section
to only NLI as NL will cause the new section to be scored as NLI
since the SEC.DAT, FD.DAT and all the other default ARRL .DAT files
for version 8.xx allow NL as a valid entry for NLI (whew!).
However! I went one step further and tried to add another section to
the Canada column (or Californa -- 6) and found the window does NOT
enlarge and at least one section will not be displayed, nor would it
apparently be scored. Now, I suppose that as RAC adds new sections,
they could be added to the shorter columns like 1, 3, or DX and life
could go on...
Version 8.xx is currently unsupported and will remain so. I have
used version 9.27 and while it has a couple of neat tricks for
advanced users, as a casual contester I don't find the program's
current state attractive enough to spring for the $80 to get it, just
to *possibly* get support for more sections. Thus I will be jumping
the friendly confines of CT and will move to another. It will be
hard to replace CT's simple and elegant features, but I'm afraid its
course has run.
I did forget to add in this morning's post that Writelog supports
Ethernet networking as a standard option. Besides, I'd like to do
some other things with my computer during my contest lulls and a
Win95 program will allow me to do that and CW contest, control the
rig (if I ever get one) and network (doubtful) without having to use
the machine in MS-DOS mode.
Of course, should the writers of CT catch up, I'd be more than glad
to maintain my loyalty.
73, de Nate >>
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