[ct-user] BUGS / QUESTION
Bob Naumann - N5NJ
Tue, 4 Sep 2001 10:30:14 -0500
Please see my responses below:
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> THE LAPTOPS ARE AS RELIABLE AS YOU CAN EXPECT A LAPTOP TO BE, THERE IS NO
> PROBLEM WITH THE NETWORK IT WORKS JUST FINE, I AM USING A 4 PORT SERIAL
> OFF OF MY COMPUTER P2 WITH LOTS OF RAM WITH UPS , WE HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS
> DOING THIS
> I DO NOT THINK THESE ARE WORK AROUND THESE ARE NEEDED
If you're having failures, it's not good enough. Period.
> THE GAB WINDOW IS TO SEND SOMEONE A CONTACT, IT IS VERY CUMBERSOME FOR
> ONE TO WALK AWAY TO GET A DRINK COME BACK AND THERE'S NO GAB WINDOW UP
> A MESSAGE SO AND SO IN LOOKING FOR YOU ON THIS FREQ, IN A NEW GRID
> IT USE TO STAY UP UNTIL THE USER HIT ALT I TO REMOVE IT
As I suspected, you need to become familiar with the PASS feature which has
it's own window where these "contacts that are sent" (called PASSES in CT
parlance) are stored and displayed on the recipients' screen.
You may also look into the Schedule feature which allows you to enter a sked
for one of the other bands and they will see it on their screen and it will
pop-up at the appropriate time.
> YES IT IS A PROBLEM WITH THE ROVERS, THERE SHOULD BE A WAY TO SHOW ALL THE
> TIMES YOU HAVE WORKED THE ROVER IN ALL THE GRIDS HE HAS BEEN IN ON ALL THE
> BANDS. IT WILL ONLY SHOW YOU THE BAND YOU ARE ON
Not true. If you enter the call and grid and use the F10 "Check Call"
feature, it shows you all bands that you have worked with that call and
The only thing you might need to know at this point is where he's going so
you can set a sked, which you can ask him about and use the schedule feature
for yourself as well as other bands.
> AND YES WE ARE SERIOUS WE HAVE GOTTEN 1ST PLACE LIMITED MULTI SEVERAL
> I THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS THE PLACE TO ASK FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO MAKE THINGS
> EASIER TO DO ?
I think this place has that result sometimes, but just because you don't
know how to use the built-in features of CT, does not mean that the program
needs to be changed. The real purpose of the reflector is to allow those of
us who do know how to use CT properly to share that knowledge with others.
> IN RESPONSE TO MAKING THE COMPUTERS MORE RELIABLE, MURPHY IS ALWAYS WITH
> YOU, THINGS HAPPEN
> IF ONE STATION GOES DOWN THAT'S OK, THE REST KEEP ON GOING, BUT WHEN HE
> COMES BACK INTO THE NETWORK
> HE IS NOW OUT OF SYNC
Granted, the unforseen can happen. You have to re-boot that computer
quickly so you don't miss too many qsos.