[ct-user] CT 9.10/FT1000MP
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 09:55:34 -0800
Used CT 9.1 (computer 486/66, Windows 95) for the first time with FT1000MP
during CQWW-CW contest this last weekend. The DB-9 serial interface cable is
attached to Com 1 & the CW harness is attached to LPT 1.
I shut down out of Windows 95 & re-boot into DOS C:\ and invoke a batch file
The ct.cfg file was set up for CW mode & CQWWCW in the C:\CT\. The batch file,
cqwwcw.bat, which was set up in the root directory C:\ which when invoked
* The communications TSR (quick look).
* Information sheet - which sequences thru several menus for correct options.
* Contest Type * Mode * Category * etc.
* Itemized info list.
* Communications set-up - Comports setup as Com1, 4800, Radio 1
My problem: When typing in the first call on 20CW into CT and hitting enter, a
message came up at bottom of screen: "OUT OF BAND". Same message on all the
other bands. I rechecked the ct.cfg file for CW mode, Information Sheet data &
Communication set-up. All appeared in order for CQWW-CW contest. I re-looked
at the cwqqcw.bat file for mistakes and all looked OK. Nothing I could do would
correct the problem. When changing bands on CT the rig would change bands per
To continue on in the contest I re-booted to C:\CT\CT and entered the file
cqwwcw.bin which sequences thru same sequences as above except for the
Communications TSR list.
This of course disables the serial interface cable function but I had to
obviously change bands manually on the rig & CT with the normal function
buttons. All was OK thru rest of contest.
What am I doing wrong or how do I correct the problem??
Bill NE9Z firstname.lastname@example.org
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