[Trlog] [TRlog] Timekeeping problem

Bob Wolbert, K6XX k6xx at ihwy.com
Mon Oct 3 16:26:15 EDT 2005


This is a operating system issue. Probably a laptop?

You must prevent the PC from sleeping. Some BIOS do not allow proper
communications between the RTC (real time clock) and the DOS window, I
guess. My solution is to shut the thing off and reboot the next morning. Or,
simply disable all sleep mode switches and let it burn away all night.

73 de Bob, K6XX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: trlog-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:trlog-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Brian Summers
> Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 10:58 AM
> To: trlog at contesting.com
> Subject: [Trlog] Timekeeping problem
> This should probably be called a lack of timekeeping problem.
> Here's what's happening. If I have TR Log operating and then do
> not use it for more than 15 or 20 minutes the screen goes blank
> (black) and the PC clock does strange things. As an example, with
> TR Log open but unused two hours later the screen is blank. Press
> any key and the screen slowly recovers; this takes about ten
> seconds or so. But the clock is showing that only one hour has
> elapsed and not two.
> This is with an old IBM made Pentium 1. Operating system is
> Win98SE but I always do a restart in DOS. Then to the C:\ prompt
> and into TRLog. Battery has been replaced so this is not an issue.
> Any suggestions as to what is causing this, and even more
> important how to correct it?  No prizes for guessing my reaction
> after many hours of on and off operating during a 24 or 48 hour
> contest before I realized what was happening.....
> Brian VE7JKZ
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