[ct-user] BUGS / QUESTION
Bob Naumann - N5NJ
Tue, 4 Sep 2001 09:43:23 -0500
What you need to do is make sure your computers are not likely to go down
and also make your network more reliable.
Going to Ethernet will help the network portion of the problem. Serial port
networks are troublesome at best.
If you use an Ethernet hub, if one computer drops out, only its' log will
miss the few qsos that get logged during the time it reboots. All the
others will stay in-synch.
This may not be an option for you as you probably cannot do Ethernet with
If your computers will not run reliably, you need to get more reliable
If you must stay with Serial networking, use the -LOOP configuration. The
LOOP method seems to work better.
If your network is not reliable, and your computers are also not reliable,
you will have to deal with them being out of sync. If you are serious about
contesting, your computers and your network must be reliable. The
work-arounds you are requesting are not necessary if your computers and
network function properly.
What type of messages do you wish to keep displayed in the gab window ? You
can hit Alt-I to bring it back.
Perhaps there is another feature of CT you're not using that is causing you
to want this ?
Regarding rovers, the call + the grid makes the QSO unique. Is it really
that much trouble to enter the grid then press the space bar to determine if
it's a dupe or not ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "n6rmj" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ct ct ct" <CT-USER@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 9:09 PM
Subject: [ct-user] BUGS / QUESTION
> HELLO TO ALL
> PLEASE READ THIS AND RESPOND
> N6RMJ HERE
> I HOPE THIS IS THE CORRECT WAY TO DO THIS I HAVE TRIED EVERY OTHER WAY,
> I AM PRESENTLY USING VERSION 9.65 / DOS 6.22 / LAPTOPS 486/25 16 MEGS
> MEMORY, NETWORKED USING SERIAL PORTS
> I HAVE BEEN USING CT FOR MANY YEARS
> WITH ALL THAT SAID I HAVE A FEW REQUEST OR/AND LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON
> HOW TO
> 1. A FEW VERSION BACK THERE WAS A CHANGE THAT AFFECTED THE GAB WINDOW,
> ONE STATION SENDS A MESSAGE
> TO ANOTHER IT WOULD STAY UP ON THE SCREEN UNTIL THE USER SWITCHED IT
> OFF, NOW IT ONLY STAYS UP FOR 15
> SECONDS AT LONGEST AND GOES AWAY,
> A. IS THERE A WAY TO MAKE THIS STAY UP LONGER? OR CAN A VARIABLE BE PUT
> INTO THE CONFIGURATION FILE TO ALLOW THIS
> SUCH AS 0-120 SECONDS OR USER DISABLE ONLY ?
> 2. THIS RELATES TO ALL VHF/UHF/SHF CONTEST
> IN THESE CONTEST WE USE ROVERS, ROVERS SIGN AS /R WHEN LOGGING THEM
> THEY COME UP AS DUPES
> UNTIL YOU PUT IN THE GRID
> THERE NEEDS TO BE A WAY TO SHOW ALL THE GRIDS AND BANDS YOU HAVE
> THAT ROVER IN.
> 3. THIS IS A NETWORK ISSUE
> WHEN NETWORKING THE LOGS GET OUT OF SYNC
> IS THERE A WAY TO HAVE THE PROGRAM GO OUT PERIODICALLY AND
> ALL THE LOGS IN THE NETWORK?
> ALSO IF ONE OF THE COMPUTERS IN THE NETWORK GOES DOWN, WHEN IT COMES
> BACK UP INTO THE NETWORK
> THERE SHOULD BE A WAY TO HAVE IT BE IN SYNC WITH ALL THE REST.
> I UNDERSTAND THE MERGE FEATURE AFTER THE CONTEST IS OVER AND THAT IS WHAT
> HAVE BEEN DOING
> BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE ALL THE LOGS IN SYNC WHILE CONTEST SO YOU
> WHAT IS HAPPENING
> I HAVE SENT THESE QUESTIONS TO THE BUG/REQUEST FEATURE SEVERAL TIMES, NOW
> AM SENDING IT TO THE GROUP HOPING I GET A RESPONSE AND SOME ACTION
> N6RMJ/ PAT/ DM14
> PART OF THE W2ODH/6 CONTEST GROUP
> SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND IN THE VHF CONTEST
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