[ct-user] Requesting help with the merge utility

K3UOC at aol.com K3UOC at aol.com
Sat Dec 2 08:03:10 EST 2006

Dear CT-Users,
I am having some problems using the Merge utility in CT v.10.03.002.  Perhaps 
someone can help?  Here are the particulars:  I am using CT Character Mode 
for Windows for the first time this year.  I've been out of active contesting 
for several years and have always used DOS CT v.7/8/9 in past years.  So there 
are things about CT operating in Windows that I am not familiar with.  I run my 
everyday station log in DXpedition mode.  Been doing so for many years from 
many locations as there is a minimum of data entry and that's nice when doing 
pileups from a DX locale.  After a major contest -- the CQWWCW last weekend -- 
I always merge my contest log into my everyday station log.  Sometimes that 
merge entails changing some erroneous band entries, but that's about the only 
issue I ever had with merge in DOS CT.  I can clean those band errors in an hour 
or so.  This year after the CQ WW CW, I ran the merge utility in Character 
mode and ended up with gibberish for output in a merged file -- nothing 
repairable as things ended up in the wrong fields and not all contest QSOs were 
imported into the DXpedition log.  So what I have on my hands is a mess.  I did, of 
course, save copies of both logs in their original forms.  So that part of the 
mess is easily fixed.  Now I'm back where I started.  I want to get my CQWW 
contest log imported into (or merged with) my DXpedition everyday log so that I 
can keep a running log of all contacts made here from WH2D (contest and 
non-contest alike).  I am stumped how to proceed.  If a) this is easier than it 
appears and you can walk me through this, or b) this is a bear but you can do it 
(and I would be happy to send you my .bin files to play with) please let me 
know.  My eternal gratitude awaits you.
Thanks & 73,
Dr. Michael Manafo
Upper School Head
St. John's School
911 North Marine Corps Drive
Tumon Bay, Guam USA
Work: 671-646-8080
Home: 671-653-7388
manafo at post.harvard.edu

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