[na-user] ritty with NA
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 10:37:09 -0400
Of course, it's difficult to justify writing new code for one or two people.
Like you say, RTTY support has added 10k of space to NA and that's a precious
commodity in a DOS program. I imagine you dont have many guys that do RTTY even
occasionally that use NA.
What I can tell you is that if you write the code for a RTTY contest, I'll use
it for that contest. While WF1B's software has
improved greatly over the years, it still has problems with things like super
check partial and networking more than 2 computers. While it's RTTY features
are excellent, it's contest logging features are rather neanderthal by todays
standards, whereas NA is an excellent contest logger and has a better interface
than WF1B to K6STI's RITTY for keyboard users (no mouse support).
The only other choice for RTTY contesting is Window's based Writelog and he has
steadfastly refused to support RITTY in his program, which is really the only
reason I wont use his software. I feel his included RTTY front end, which also
uses a sound card, but does not include the autotune feature of RITTY by K6STI
is an inferior product. Otherwise it's probably a good choice, but I havent
looked at it very recently to test overall RTTY contesting support.
NA has the most advanced support of RITTY by K6STI and Autotune of any program
available today. If NA included support for more than just the RTTY Roundup,
I'd be using it a lot more than once a year on RTTY!
Just as an aside, I'll also comment that NA is definitely the best VHF contest
program I've ever used. It's way better than CT if you run a VHF multi-TX
operation. It's only problem is the 9 band limitation.
73, Ty K3MM
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