A pat on the back

D. R. Evans devans@lynx.colorado.edu
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 09:56:49 -0700

It's been a while since we all patted Tree on the back, so I thought I'd
lead the way this time....

Whenever I do single-op, I use TR. Last year, however, I did CQWWCW at
N2IC, and Steve uses CT. It was the first time I'd used CT in several
years, and it was an interesting experience to go back to pre-TR

Afterwards, I sent Tree private mail that said something to the effect
of: "TR beats CT in everything, except SCP". TR's handling of SCP was, if
you remember, at that time extremely kludgy (at least, I tought so). CT's
handling of SCP, on the other hand, was so good that I told Tree that if
I had to do another CQWW, I'd use CT, because its SCP handling outweighed
all the disadvantages.

A year passes. 

I confess that I haven't looked at any recent version of CT, so perhaps
there's some nifty new feature there that TR doesn't have. However, when
I look at the TR of today, compared to TR a year ago, all I can say is
"Live long and prosper, Tree". The TRMASTER.DTA stuff is wonderful
(especially now he's added the USER fields; thanks, Tree). TR is fast,
small and very, very clever. The SCP is now great, just like every other
feature I use in the program. I anticipate my few hours' outing in SS
this weekend to be a pure pleasure.

Thank you very much, Tree. And may you get the callsign of your choice.

D.R. Evans NQ0I / G4AMJ :       devans@lynx.colorado.edu
Member, 1997 Nebula Novel Jury   al019@freenet.uchsc.edu

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