[Trlog] Running TR Log on a *new* computer

ah3c at frii.com ah3c at frii.com
Wed Dec 22 20:29:03 EST 2004

Hi Tod -

Long time since our last contact.  Love your e-mail address!

What you are proposing is exactly what I wished I had earlier this year. 
Yes, it's greek to me, but I still want to learn.  I was using TR on an
older Compaq with hard disk and floppy removable disk, but my new XP
machine that has e-mail does not have a floppy drive.  I was told by Best
Buy I could get one with a cable to plug into the USB port for under $100,
but I was also looking at those neat plug in USB modules.  I wanted to
send my log via e-mail but couldn't.  I sent a floppy instead and ARRL
couldn't read it.  So I sent another floppy containing the entire DOS
program files and then they were able to accept it.

There's gotta be a simple way of doing this.

Happy Holidays from the Rockies!

ex-W6RTT, etc.

> One of the mentioned issues with respect to using TR log is
> the need (desire) to run it on a MSDOS platform in a machine
> that is using XP or a similarly recent operating system.
> While search for something on Googol I encountered a number
> of alternatives for removable hard drives that did not
> require opening the computer system case. They are devices
> which slide into the front of a desk top computer much the
> way that Zip Disks a Jazz Disks did. However, these
> removable enclosures allow you put your very own IDE hard
> disk drive in them. Since 100 MB is a huge amount of storage
> for an MSDOS system, this would allow folks an opportunity
> to have a totally removable operating system and off line
> storage arrangement using one of the older, too small for
> real computing HDD's . When they are contesting they simply
> pull out the cartridge that holds the XP, ME or similar
> system and plug in the one that has TR and an MSDOS
> operating system. If you  have a second HDD that has a small
> FAT16 partition you can even have a way to carry data
> between systems without resorting to diskettes.
> If you understand what I have written above you might wish
> to consider doing this. If what I have written is 'Greek' to
> you, I suggest you simply have a separate computer that you
> use to run TR. It will save you much time and intellectual
> energy.
> Tod, KØTO
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