[ct-user] Cabrillo to CT converter version 4.0 (beta) needs testing

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Wed Nov 7 12:53:00 EST 2007

Unless there are strong objections, I'm planning to drop DOS support entirely,
and release only a graphical Windows program (no command line).  I have Windows
Vista 64 at home, and can no longer run the DJGPP compiler I used to use to
make DOS programs.  Supporting a command-line version for Windows is still

Let me know ASAP if this affects you.

73 - Jim AD1C

--- Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> About a year ago, at the behest of Tim K3LR, I wrote a program to convert a
> Cabrillo log into a CT .BIN file, so that people could generate the
> "traditional" reports like the CT breakdown sheet.  It can also be used as a
> path to convert Cabrillo to ADIF.  Only contests that CT supports can be
> converted.
> I have put version 4.0 (beta) of the program on the my web site.  This
> version
> supports the Cabrillo 3.0 standard (as well as Cabrillo 2.0):
>     http://software.ad1c.us/#Cabrillo
> Look for this text:
>     "BETA: Please help test version 4.0 (beta) with
>      added support for Cabrillo 3.0.  Download HERE."
> I would appreciate some people trying this new version out.  When it runs, it
> should say something like this:
>     Convert Cabrillo to CT10 .BIN format - Version 4.0.beta
>     Jim Reisert, AD1C - Nov  6 2007 15:44:42
> I need to know if your Cabrillo log generates any warnings/errors from the
> program (i.e. unrecognized tags or invalid tag values).  It would be an added
> BONUS if you could read the generated .BIN file into CT version 10.xx
> (download
> from http://www.k1ea.com) to see if the information sheet matches the
> information from your Cabrillo log.  I only had a half-dozen Cabrillo logs to
> test with, and only one Cabrillo 3.0 log.
> This program will only work in a MS-DOS (CMD) window under Windows (not pure
> DOS). DOS should be supported in the final release (assuming I can still
> build
> DOS programs on Windows Vista 64).  I do not anticipate making a Windows GUI
> version.
> Please report any results directly to me, not to the reflector.  If the
> program
> encountered some kind of error, please send me your Cabrillo log so I can fix
> it.  Once the last kinks are worked out, I'll release the full version.
> Thanks & 73 - Jim AD1C

Jim Reisert AD1C/Ø, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

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