[ct-user] error

dan k2ywe at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 11 08:43:00 EDT 2013

I just make sure the DAT file is in the same directory at the CT executable.

-----Original Message-----
From: CT-User [mailto:ct-user-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bob Wilson,
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:30 PM
To: eric martin; CT Reflector
Subject: Re: [ct-user] error

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 6:34 PM, eric martin <k7abvmt at bresnan.net> wrote:

> Just wondering, I am using XP and when I go to a contest. ie CQWW and
> type in the file name all is fine, however when done and I try to open
> the page to logging page i get an error message which says: Error
> Opening C:CTY.DAT...I have the current CTY.DAT file loaded and have
> used CT for many years...first time I have had this messge...any idea
> what is going on??
> Thanks for any help.
> Eric K7ABV

I suspect that the working directory ("Start In:" folder) for your CT Icon, or
the CTPATH environment variable, is set to C: instead of C:\CTWIN or similar.
Wherever you put CTY.DAT, set CTPATH to match, e.g.


You can also change the CTPATH environment variable permanently:

My Computer (right click), Properties, Advanced Tab, Environment Variables
Button, New, Variable name:  CTPATH, Variable value: C:\CT, OK, OK, restart CT.

Bob, N6TV
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