[TRLog] TR Log to become RAT Log

Al Gritzmacher ae2t@bigfoot.com
Thu, 06 Nov 1997 11:10:28 -0500

>Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 19:54:46 -0500
>To: Tree  N6TR <n6tr@teleport.com>
>From: Al Gritzmacher <ae2t@bigfoot.com>
>Subject: Re: [TRLog] TR Log to become RAT Log
>At 02:33 PM 11/4/97 -0800, you wrote:
>>Due to a copyright violation, TR Log will be renamed RAT Log.  The
>>name "TR" is held by E. F. Johnson company and was applied for when
>>they introduced their Electronic TR Switch back in 1961.
>>They have recently sold the rights to "TR" to Microsoft, and their
>>lawyers called me up to explain my options (i.e., none).
>>They intend to start using initials for their windows releases since
>>they can't seem to get the numbers right.  So, I think the next 
>>release of windows sometime after 1999 will be called Windows-TR.
>>If you look up K7RAT and K5RAT in your on-line callbook, you will
>>see that George and I have prepared for this day.  I didn't want 
>>to announce the change before George had a chance to get his call.
>>For now, the reflector will remain trlog@contesting.com.  The 
>>address rat@contesting.com is current in use as a mail alias 
>>for K6NA.  We are trying to convince him to change to na@contesting.com,
>>but this might create confusion with another logging program.
>>We hope to have these details worked out before Dayton.
>>In other news, I noticed about 30 people have used the BBS since
>>I left for W5WMU.  I will assume this means the phone line has
>>been working better.  Hopefully this is due to some repairs made
>>by the phone company as opposed to the WX improving.
>>I added some new features during the quiet times before and after the
>>contest in Louisiana.  Look for 5.16 sometime before SS SSB.
>I think when they fixed the phone line for the BBS, they crossed wires
between the TR-Log and BARC lists!
>Of course, RAT Log will run perfectly under Windows-TR. And every station
you log, you will work easier and faster! Internet connection the DX Cluster
(tm) will now be an integrated part of the operating system.
>Rumor has it that CT and NA are pressuring the Justice Department to open
hearings about this.
>;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)
>(for the humor-impaired: this is a joke!)
>- Al AE2T

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