[ct-user] CW keying

John Bednar k3ct at verizon.net
Thu Dec 15 19:02:12 EST 2005

I don't doubt the reports that I am reading but I suspect that the
problems that you are experiencing are due to other programs running
on your computers and not so much CTWin's fault. These might be
programs that you are aware of, programs that you forgot about
(virus scanning), and also processes that you don't know about.
There are many computer savvy hams on this reflector so I'm sure
they can suggest methods of monitoring the number of processing
running on Win98 computers. I know that AdWare displays this while
it's scanning for adware.

Now, to set the low water mark in this discussion, during CQWW CW
one of our computers was a 166 MHz Win98SE laptop with CTWin
10.02.005. We had radio control and Ethernet networking enabled on
this Toshiba Tecra 740 laptop. With over 8200 QSO's in the log,
there were delays when keys were pressed to send CW but the CW was
not choppy or gapped. This laptop was used to make more than half
the QSO's in the contest. 

I don't recommend using a computer this slow with CTWin but it
demonstrates what is possible.

k3ct at verizon.net

-----Original Message-----
From: ct-user-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:ct-user-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 9:54 AM
To: ct-user at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [ct-user] CW keying

We have a Celeron 1.7 GHz with Win98SE using LPT1
for keying.  I've heard a recording of my signal
at LZ1ABC and I think the keying sounds choppy.
Beyond that, there are some occasions when what is
being sent sounds like the computer is drunk!  :-)


VE3DZ wrote:
> I have same problem on PII 266 with W98SE using LPT for keying.
> Yuri  VE3DZ

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