CT9 Revision History

9.00

9.01

9.02

9.03

Sealevel Systems
155 Technology Place
Liberty, SC 29657
(803)843-4343

Their part number is #3088. Port numbers and IRQ's used by COMTSR:

COMTSR5 280h IRQ 10
COMTSR6 288h IRQ 11
COMTSR7 290h IRQ 12
COMTSR8 298h IRQ 15

See the docs that come with the board to set it up.

9.04 and 9.05 have minor bug fixes in CQP and IARU

9.06

9.07

9.08

9.09

9.10a

9.11

9.12

9.13

9.14

AUTOSAVE: ON

This automatically enables autosave on a new log.

9.15

9.16

9.17

9.18

9.19

9.20

9.21

9.22

9.23

9.25

9.26

9.27

9.30

9.31

9.32

9.33

9.34

SET TZ=EST5    // Eastern standard time 5 hours behind
SET TZ=PDT7    // Pacific daylight time 7 hours behind
SET TZ=CEU-2   // European central time 2 hours ahead
SET TZ NST3:30 // Newfoundland std time 3 hours 30 minutes behind

The first three letters of the TZ spec don't mean anything, but the time offset does. For example,

SET TZ=XYZ-6:27 // tells CT to assume you are 6 hours, 27 minutes
                // ahead of UTC

CT will automatically compute UTC based on the TZ variable. CT won't compensate for daylight savings, avoiding the sudden change in time during CQWW SSB.

9.36

Use ALT RIGHT ARROW to enter the band map. Select a spot with the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW, then press <Enter>. This is similar to the Announce Window point and shoot. When you are done, ALT F4 transfers you back to your run frequency as usual. You may also delete a selected QSO in the Band Map by pressing the DEL key.

9.37

  1. Removed packet bonus
  2. Removed VHF bonus
  3. Added band change (QSY OK) checking, set to 15 minutes. If a violation occurs, the time field is highlighted in red.
  4. QSO's allowed on 160 through 24 gHz. Didn't have room for the LIGHT (laser) band.
  5. Three modes per band.

9.38

9.39

9.40

9.41

9.42

9.43

9.44

9.45

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9.48

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9.50

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9.55

9.56

9.57

9.58

9.59

9.60

9.61

9.62

  1. The directory containing the .bin file.
  2. The directory pointed to by the CTPATH environment variable.
  3. The directory containing the executable.

For example, if your current working directory is: C:\HOME you could type the line:

D:\CT\CT.EXE D:\CT\LOGS\CQWW\CQCW99.BIN

If there is a CTY.DAT in D:\CT\LOGS\CQWW\CQCW99.BIN, CT will use that.

9.63

9.64

9.65

9.66.011

There are two new text commands: ONERADIO and TWORADIO:

Use the ONERADIO command with SO2R Master in manual mode.
Use the TWORADIO command with SO2R Master in automatic mode.

ALT-PERIOD is the key combination to switch radios.

Eventually it will have ALTRADIO, which will perform automatic CQ's on alternate radios.

9.67

9.68

9.69

9.70

9.71

9.72

9.73

9.74

9.75

9.76

9.77

9.78 and 9.79 with done in Finland at WRTC

9.80

9.81

9.82

dxc.k1ea.com 7300

This connects to port 7300 on dxc.k1ea.com, which is the DXSpider connection. The default port is 23 (telnet), which is accepted by many, but not all IP connected clusters. DXC.K1EA.COM now accepts regular port 23 as well as 7300.

9.83

9.84

9.85

  1. If you toggle ALT F4 too quickly, IE the radio doesn't get completely switched before trying to switch back, you can lose your run frequency. We all HATE that. In time I hope to have a completely secure method worked out.
  2. If you toggle to a spot in a multi-mode contest CT will not automatically set the mode for you. You need to set it yourself. Unfortunately when you ALT-F4 to your run frequency and ALT-F4 back to the spot you will have to set the mode again. I anticipate fixing this in the near future.
  3. I don't have access to most of the radios on the supported list, so you will have to try as many contest/category/modes as possible and give me good feedback before all is solid.
  4. I have been getting random "radio timeout" messages with the MP, but it doesn't seem to affect operation at all.

9.86 2003-02-23

9.87 2003-02-24

9.87.001 2003-02-01

9.88 2003-03-08

Remember, M2 MUST set each computer to TX1 or TX2 in order to keep serial numbers in sequence. There may several ways to do this, all equivalent:

Text Commands: RUNSTN, RUN1, STN1, TX1 all set the computer to Transmitter 1
Text Commands: MULTSTN, RUN2, STN2, TX2 all set the computer to Transmitter 2
Keyboard: ALT-Y Toggles TX1 and TX2

If a computer leaves the network, or drops QSO's, you must reset the serial number manually using the text command SETSERIAL. SETSERIAL applies to TX1/2 depending on the current setting of the computer.

9.88.004 2003-03-16

9.89.002 2003-03-23

NOKEYER, SUPERCMOS, CURTISA, CURTISB, BUG

9.89.003 2003-04-06

9.89.004

9.90.005

9.90.006

9.90.007

9.91.001 9/22/03

9.91.002 10/16/03

9.91.003 11/14/03

9.92.001 11/23/03

PTTDELAY - set the delay from PTT to first keydown in milliseconds. A good number is 20 for most amps.

PTTHANG - set the time the PTT stays asserted after you stop sending. This is in baud (dot times). A good number to start with is 5. This is the equivalent of VOX delay on your radio.