[ct-user] CT Clock

Ed Parish K1EP k1ep at arrl.net
Tue Feb 24 08:47:35 EST 2004

This is usually the problem in CQWW Phone, when we switch to (or is it from) Daylight Savings Time.  If you have booted the machine directly into DOS, it should just be a factor of the computer's clock.  What you may find is that the battery that runs the clock in your computer is on the way out.  You might want to check that.  Even with a decent battery, my 486 CT machine would lose several minutes during a weekend.  What I decided to do this contest was network that machine to another machine that was running CTWIN in Win98SE that also had a NTP (network time protocol) client.  The program would automatically adjust the time within seconds.  I set the CTWIN to be station 1, so that it would propagate the time to the other machine.  Worked great.  As a bonus, you have a backup on the CTWIN computer.

At 2/23/04 03:16 PM, Gus Samuelson wrote:
>Have been CT user for many years (15) ....  now using Newest version  10 still in DOS .  
>this weekend  the time showing on the computer screen in CT  and towards the
>end of the contest  was outta sync with regular UTC  on the computer....
>wonder if this is  something new ... have  never experienced this before 
>Time on Computer  when not running CT  is   correct  while in CT  was about an hour fast towards the end 
>any known reason or fix   for same   ?
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