[ct-user] help

Jim White k4oj@tampabay.rr.com
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 23:16:44 -0400

I have picked up some smaller pentium units which seem to work great - 
they respond to the xcvr changing frequency, etc. than the 486es do...

They are pretty much so free now - keep your eyes and ears open - the 
older style machines will allow you to have two comm ports - one for 
your xcvr and one for a network or if you do that kind of thing - 
packett spot input.

Ask your IT guy if he has any junkers on the shelf - these are so out of 
date anymore they are useless in the ham world but run logging programs 
just dandy!


One local still uses a 386 in the shack and he is a world class contester!

Besides, this is part of the ham tradition isn't it - or is EVERYTHING 
checkbook engineered anymore!

CT runs fine on old DOS machines, period... stick a few in your shack as 
dedicated machines and forget about it!


Jim, K4OJ

Alan Harp wrote:

> I agree with Hank.
> Buying a new computer with Windows XP to solve problems running DOS is a BAD
> Go to a hamfest and pick up a good working 386 or 486 and put the latest
> version of DOS on it.  Go from there.  I run CT on a 386 laptop.  I hope it
> never breaks.
> I am composing this on a new computer with Windows XP.  I have no plans to
> try to run DOS CT on this computer.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hank Kohl K8DD" <k8dd@arrl.net>
> To: "Dick White" <KS0M@ktis.net>; "Contesting RTTY" <RTTY@contesting.com>;
> "Users CT" <ct-user@contesting.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 6:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [ct-user] help
>>DOS programs run really well under DOS!
>>I'd get a new computer with what ever operating system it comes with
>>for email, internet, etc.
>>Keep your present computer for in the shack, put DOS 6.22 on it to
>>use with CT, etc.  If you absolutely need Windows on it, put good
>>old solid 95 version 950B or 98SE on it!
>>Just my opinion, but that's what I'd do ---- well, that's what I did!
>>73    Hank    K8DD
>>At 9/8/2002 08:18 PM -0500, Dick White wrote:
>>>I know this is not a specific CT or RTTY question, but it has been a
> subject
>>>addressed on the reflectors. Sorry to take up the band width, but I need
>>>some advice.  I have had a long list of radio and computer problems this
>>>year and still trying to solve them.  I may have to get a new computer as
> my
>>>present one is nothing but problems. I am thinking about going to the
>>>Windows XP operating system.
>>>Question: How will XP affect my DOS  CT and WF1B RTTY programs ?  I also
> am
>>>using a KAM PLUS for RTTY and the Hostmaster DOS soft ware.
>>>Am I asking for trouble going for XP or will these programs work ok ?
>>>Should I forget the KAM and go to the sound card ?
>>>The new computers have USB  and not the ports my present one has. How do
> I
>>>handle this ?
>>>I have not been able to work RTTY or CW contests the past few weeks and I
>>>want to get back into contesting and also regular RTTY qso's.  I have
> been
>>>out considerable expense on the radio and other stuff and do not want to
>>>make a move if it just makes new unsolvable problems for me. Comments to
> me
>>>direct appreciated. Some day I hope to get back to whatever normal was.
>>>73....Dick  KS0M
>>>Richard C. "Dick" White           ks0m@ktis.net
>>>Fulton, MO. 65251-2215
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