[ct-user] 9.67 network bug

Brian Miller brianmiller@xtra.co.nz
Sun, 11 Nov 2001 11:02:37 +1300

We first noticed the "bad mode" issue in V9.66 during the Oceania contest. Symptoms similar to those
mentioned by Dave below.

It would be useful if a "bad mode" message appeared on the local computer after selecting a radio
mode that is not compatible with the contest. I do not see any value in broadcasting a message like
this to the remote computers.


Brian ZL1AZE

----- Original Message -----
From: David Robbins <k1ttt@arrl.net>
To: reflector ct-user <ct-user@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 3:00 AM
Subject: Re: [ct-user] 9.67 network bug

> this may be related to the mode change bug i also noticed.  on the ft-1000mp,
> ts-870, and ts-940 if i put the radio in cw when the contest is ssb ct seems to
> accept the mode change and starts logging 599 (very weird, on the NEXT qso) and
> giving other computers 'bad mode from remote input=1' errors.  often when this
> happens the unentered qso on the other machines dissappears... but not always,
> and not on all machines.  this does not seem to happen with the ft-1000.  when
> switching back to ssb the next qso goes out with a 599 report, but logs on other
> machines as the correct mode, then the report updates to the proper 59 for
> following qso's.
> i was also able to get one ft-1000mp station confused when grabbing spots and
> even though the contest was set for ssb it started putting the radio in cw mode,
> thus causing the dissappearing qso's on other machines.  it would seem that for
> single mode contests ct is not restricting mode changes any more and in some
> cases is getting confused in logging.
> there also seems to be differences with the error message on different machines,
> some of them seem to stay there till f11 clears the line, on others its only a
> flash and gone.
> another weird thing noticed while playing with this is that passes show up with
> the wrong band name.  a pass from 10m (station 2) shows up as 'pass from 80'
> which is station 1.  a pass from 80m (station 1) shows up as 'pass from all'.
> it seems that in the pass message the station number is misinterpretted when
> looking up the name.
> David Robbins wrote:
> >
> > i haven't figured out the exact sequence yet, but within 100 qso's on only 3
> > machines i was able to get the bug to repeat that causes what you have typed in
> > but haven't logged yet to dissappear.  hasn't anyone else seen this one yet??
> > it existed in 9.64 and caused me to regress back to a known stable 9.27 in cqww
> > ssb, i don't want to end up having to do the same in cw.
> >
> --
> David Robbins K1TTT
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