[ct-user] How to get CT.CFG used at startup?

Dan Karg d.karg at comcast.net
Fri Dec 1 00:09:44 EST 2006

Do you have the ct.cfg file properly formatted ?
See http://www.k1ea.com/hints/cfg.htm  for example.

Otherwise there is a util, trunc_bin.exe that can be run against a bin file
and it will erase all the q's, but
keep the setup. You can use that after testing but before the contest to
start off fresh.

Dan WR0DK 

-----Original Message-----
From: ct-user-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:ct-user-bounces at contesting.com]
On Behalf Of Ken Brown
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:58 PM
To: ct-user
Subject: [ct-user] How to get CT.CFG used at startup?

Hi all,

I am trying to get ready for ARRL 160 test. I'm using CT 9.84. I'm am trying
to get the system to start up with all the appropriate selections; contest
type, section, cw messages, etc. using the ct.cfg file. I'm pretty sure I've
done this before, but I can't seem to make it work. If I have a .BIN file of
the right name with all that stuff entered it works fine. I was under the
impression I could write a CT.CFG file to load all that stuff, and with no
.BIN file CT would start using all the stuff in the CT.cfg file if it is in
the same directory that ct.exe is in.

Is there a command line switch such as -cfg that needs to be in my batch
file to make this work? I cannot find any reference to -cfg s a command line

What I am trying to do is get my system ready with a .bat file so I can type
"GOARRL" at the c:\> command prompt, and the directory will change, the
comtsrs will load and ct will start using the ct.cfg file. I want to try
everything, and then when it all works delete the ARRL06.BIN (that is what I
am calling it) file, so that all my bogus test QSO dissappear. 
When I do this, even though I have a CT.CFG file that says contest type=
AR160, it starts up in some other multiband contest mode on 20 meters.

I must be forgetting something, and I haven't found it in the documentation.


Ken N6KB

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