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

Wed Nov 7 21:27:19 EST 2007

I would like to strongly object, Jim.  I paid - many years ago at Dayton - 
for my CT8 copy, but would be happy to pay a reasonable fee for CT10 DOS 
upgrades. Have never seen a blue screen or lost a contact due to DOS, and my 
old AT just keeps on going.  I use XP on my $50 Pentium II, but still love 
the CT10 that I run on the AT. The XP is for spots and other internet stuff; 
DOS is faster & better for contest logging. How about keeping CT DOS alive, 
and charging a modest fee. What you think is adequate compensation) for 
updates? Charging for the prefix updates as well, would not seem 

73, Andy K4YKZ

p.s. My regular QSO log software is EQF version 9 (DOS). Tom Dandrea - in 
sunny Florida - laughed when I needed some support to interface it with my 
IC756pro3, but gave the info I needed to interface the radio. (However, I 
really do need to get rid of of my serial mouse.)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Reisert AD1C" <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>
To: <ct-user at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ct-user] Cabrillo to CT converter version 4.0 (beta) 

Unless there are strong objections, I'm planning to drop DOS support 
and release only a graphical Windows program (no command line).  I have 
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 
> 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

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