[ct-user] CT buffer overflow

Augie Hansen augie.hansen at comcast.net
Sun Jun 14 20:37:44 PDT 2009

I have the answer to my own question.
> Using the latest character mode CT for Windows in the ARRL VHF QSO Party 
> I encountered a buffer overflow and program termination after keying in 
> the callsign SM0KQM/W6 and hitting the space bar. I worked around this 
> problem by just keying in the SM0KQM call without the /W6 and adding a 
> note that he is operating from W6-land.
> What will I need to do come time to process the log post contest? Will 
> simply editing the Cabrillo file suffice, or will that cause an error 
> checking error of some kind?

After the contest I saved backups of everything just in case. Then while 
in CT I edited the callsign field with no ill effect. Apparently the 
input buffer overflows on long callsigns when that field is exited by 
tabbing or spacing, but a saved record with a shorter callsign can be 
edited. Inconvenient in the heat of battle, but at least there's a way 
around the problem.

Gus Hansen

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