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

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Thu Nov 8 00:31:09 EST 2007

My comments were directed at the Cabrillo to CT conversion program ONLY, 
not CT in general.  Ken K1EA still controls CT.  Sorry if I wasn't clear.

73 - Jim AD1C

On 11/7/2007 10:52 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> 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
> possible.
> 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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