[TRLog] Newbie TR operation questions

Ron D. Rossi rrossi@btv.ibm.com
Thu, 08 Feb 2001 09:30:40 -0500

>>>"Rick Tavan" said:
> OK, I finally got tr running under a Win98 simulation of DOS. Thanks to those
     who responded to my earlier questions. Here are a few more:

What the heck did you end up doing? Private mail back will be fine.

> * In CQ mode, I have a config file choice of working dupes or sending the "yo
    u're a dupe" message. What I want to do is send the dupe message first but 
    then, if the station insists I'm not in his log, to complete a QSO. Any way
     to do that short of changing the config parameter back and forth in real t
    ime (many keystrokes)?

Just work the dupe.

> * The pre-programmed messages contain some apparently undocumented special ch
    aracters like two kinds of happy faces and the playing card spade symbol. A
    nyone know what these are all about? I suppose I can just reprogram the mem
    ories and forget about them, but it would be nice to know what they mean.

Don;t know exactly, but control characters show up as funny things. The manual 
has SOME words about this I think.

> * Anyone know how to get a full-screen display under Win98 simulated DOS? Eve
    n in so-called "full screen" mode, it only occupies about a third of the sc
    reen area with black all around. I suspect real DOS would help, but I won't
     be able to find a DOS boot disk that works with my IBM 600 laptop between 
    now and Sprint. (There was recent advice to hit F8 repeatedly while booting
     Win98 to force it into a calmer form of DOS. I'll try that tonight when I 
    get home.)

With a laptop you sometimes need to invoke the 'expanded display' to get a 
full screen. The High pel density display does not compensate to give you a 
FULL screen with the normal DOS font. Look for this option as a "PS2" command 
in DOS. Once you get the expanded display enabled (it won't effect windows 
running, so it is safe to enable), you might want to run 'FONT V1.06' program 
to get a more readable font.

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