[Trlog] Getting back on the air

Mark Bailey kd4d at comcast.net
Mon Jan 26 11:38:49 EST 2004

Hi Robert:

If you put that small FAT partition at the beginning of the drive, you
can see it as C: when DOS boots.  You can do a "format/sys c:" from
the floppy and make it bootable.

Now, you need some sort of boot utility, say grub, and you can dispense
with the floppy!

Instead of copying Win98 files, I went to bootdisk.com and got a
MSDOS 6.22 boot disk with the files.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Brandon" <rbrandon at austin.ibm.com>
To: <trlog at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 11:32 AM
Subject: RE: [Trlog] Getting back on the air

TR doesn't work well with Windows NT, 2000, and XP, because of the way these
operating systems rule hardware calls with an iron fist.  The biggest
problem is with CW timing.

But there are some workarounds.  I created a small FAT partition on my XP
laptop and loaded some Windows 98 files and TR onto it.  I didn't actually
run the W98 installation, just copied a few files.  Essentially, these are
the files that get installed into the C:\windows\command directory.  You'll
want to include at least EDIT.COM, EMM386.EXE, MEM.EXE, and SMARTDRV.EXE.  I
then created a Windows 98 startup diskette.  I boot to this floppy and see
the FAT/98 partition as the C drive.  TR runs fine.

Robert K5PI

-----Original Message-----
From: trlog-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:trlog-bounces at contesting.com] On
Behalf Of Mike Fatchett
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 7:05 PM
To: trlog at contesting.com
Subject: [Trlog] Getting back on the air

I am hoping for a bit of guidance.

I have been QRT now for a number of years and would like to get back into
the contesting scene.  I have a few questions that I hope the users here can

1.  Is TRlog functional with Windows XP?

2.  What are most people using for DVP now that most of the computers do not
have ISA slots?

Any other hints and suggestions greatly appreciated.

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