[ct-user] [CQ-Contest] CT as freeware

Herbert Anderson andya at eskimo.com
Sun Apr 6 09:33:26 EDT 2003

Amen! I agree!

andy, k7gex

On Sun, 6 Apr 2003, Al - N1API wrote:

> Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
>  >From: Ken Wolff [mailto:ken at k1ea.com]
>  >Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 8:05 AM
>  >Subject: CT as freeware
>  >
>  >As of today, I have reverted CT to a freeware program. The software
>  >can be picked up at http://www.k1ea.com/ctvault/, without a password.
>  >
>  >Support will be via the users group replector: ct-user at contesting.com
>  >
> Well while you usually don't hear much from me here, I have to chime in
> on this.
> While I appreciate all that Ken and the group associated with CT have
> done to make CT the premium contest package, I got to say that I'm
> disappointed that it has been released as freeware.  I've been a long
> supporter of CT way back to the early versions when it only supported
> a half dozen or less contests and the only way you could update it was
> by mail or at the CT booth at Boxboro or one of the major shows.
> Though I have only talked to Ken personally a few times, (and he
> probably wouldn't know me if he fell over me on the street), I think
> that he should have kept the program available to registered users only.
> If he wanted to release something, then he could have done a CT Light
> with support for only the CQ and ARRL DX contest.  Those who saw value
> in his program should be happy to purchase a full version.  I think
> that a nominal fee would be sufficient.  It never seems to suprise me
> that hams will go out an pay thousands for their radios, computers
> and accessories yet cry when they have to pay 50 bucks for a software
> program for ham radio.  I'm willing to bet that some of the loudest
> voices about bugs will be those that got the software for free.
> -73-  Al  N1API
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