[ct-user] Re: Loading & running CT from DOS.
Robert Doherty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thu, 22 Jun 2000 11:09:22 -0400
For us'n computer illiterates ......KISS........
Simple way ... start Windows .. when it is up ... click START ..."SHUT
Click .. "Re-Start the computer in MS-DOS Mode"... Go to the CT directory.
You do not have to add or modify any files or hit any special keys ......
To return to Widows ...type .... "EXIT" ... return .....
Richard & Martha Wilder wrote:
> I agree that one should run CT on DOS instead of windows. I
> found the trick to force Win95 directly to DOS interesting &
> should be a major help to Win95 users. (I boot DOS 6.22 from
> a floppy and set paths only to see DOS622 and CT directories.)
> But, I disagree that a mouse is a must. Great to have a mouse
> but the driver is a memory hog and the COM port is often needed
> by real musts such as radio control, network, packet, and rotator.
> To keep things simple, I always put CW on LPT#1 instead of trying
> to share on a COM port.
> My work-around is to CAREFULLY prepare a BIN files for each contest
> and configuration at the start of the contest season using a mouse
> and the (approx) 50 line screen. I name the BIN files such as
> MASWPXCW.BIN for master/wpx/cw contest; a rigid name format so I
> can do >DIR MAS*.BIN to find all pre-contest BIN files. Then I do a
> COPY MASWPXCW.BIN WPX99CW.BIN (denoting the year) and I'm ready
> to go.
> By CAREFULLY prepare I mean be efficient on your space. Set up
> your pre-contest screen so borders of windows overlap; there is
> no info on the window borders and you don't care who is on top.
> Allow the left portion of the QSO rate and CW speed windows to
> be covered because you only need to see the numbers not the
> identification such as (something like) "hourly rate for last 100 qso."
> Most CT windows waste four spaces top and bottom with a format
> of border,blank,...text...,blank,border. I put the ANNOUNCE
> window on the lower right corner of the screen and move its lower
> and right edge boarders off the screen.
> Some day I'll have all computers in the shack with enough COM
> ports and with enough memory so that I can enjoy having a mouse
> during the contest.
> 73, Dick, K3DI
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