[ct-user] Cannot Start CTWin New Install

Alan Zack k7acz at cox.net
Fri Apr 6 14:41:39 EDT 2007

I agree but don't enter TEST.BIN, just TEST.  Ct adds the extension .BIN 
when it opens the file.  Don't make it too long.  There is a limit of how 
many characters you can use in your file.  For example, I tried CQWPX2007CW 
last time as a file name and CT just crashed instead of opening.  I had to 
shorten it to WPXCW07.
I usually do a test run using the file name TEST before a contest just to 
make sure everything is working OK.
Alan Zack
Amateur Radio Station K7ACZ
Official USCG Auxiliary Comm Station
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <kd4d at comcast.net>
To: <ct-user at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [ct-user] Cannot Start CTWin New Install

> Hi Jim:
> It sounds like the binary database file that CT uses to save configuration 
> and
> log information.  When you start CT DOS, you have to specify a filename
> on the command line or you get that prompt.
> Try entering a database file name, for instance the ever-popular
> "test.bin:.
> BTW, that is NOT a DOS window.  It is a command Window and will
> run many of the same commands as DOS, but it is WindowsXP, not
> DOS.  For example, CT (DOS) probably won't work correctly run
> from that Window...
> 73,
> Mark, KD4D
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "JIMMY D HARRIS" <ab0uk at msn.com>
>> Recently installed CTWin on an XP machine and when trying to start the
>> program a DOS window opens and displays "CT Version 10.03.002 by K1EA" on
>> the first line and the second line reads "Enter file name:".  I've
>> downloaded, upziped and copies the CTY file to the K1EA director.  I've 
>> also
>> changed the properties setting per instructions found on the CT website.
>> Does anyone have any ideas why the program doesn't open or what the file
>> name is that appears to be needed.
>> Thanks and 73,
>> Jim, AB0UK

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