CT9 Revision History
- Version released at Dayton, 1994
- Fixed QSL mode crash printing labels
- FD users please note, that V8 and V9 are not compatible for FD. The number of bands and band modes was changed this year. CT9 follows the
- In WPX, compressed the Chk Country window so SR/SS are now visible.
- The position of the highlight bar in WPX check prefix is fixed.
- The new command line switch, -RESET resets all colors and positions to default values when CT starts.
- All talk messages are logged to a .TLK file at each operating position.
- The network no longer restricts messaging to multi-ops. Messages are not checked for category, they are just sent.
- Notes (ALT-N) are passed around the network, so each station has the complete record.
- Calls may be entered in the bandmap, even without a computer controlled radio. Type the callsign, then press CTRL ENTER. CT prompts
you for a frequency.
- The bandmap now shows correct times. This was broken.
- There is a new text command for multiops: PASSFREQ. Use this to inform all the other computers in the network of your desired pass frequency.
- The call of the current operator appears in the border of the summary window. Use OPON to change calls.
- In multi-mode contests, ctrl-F1 and ctrl-F2 now properly change the RS(T) field.
- Fixed a crash in IARU when updating prior QSOs.
- There is a new text command, "POLL", used to set the radio polling rate. This is also the rate at which radio frequencies are broadcast around
the network. This is also supported in CT.CFG using the key word "POLL." The default polling speed is one second.
- The WAEE score window is fixed.
- The NOWORKDUPE problem is fixed.
- The WAEE output log now shows the correct serial numbers.
- For WAEE QTC's are passed around the network. You may not revise a QTC once it has been sent.
- Fixed the .ZON file for IARU.
- Two new fields have appeared in the Information Sheet: Rotor 1 and Rotor 2. You may select either no rotor or the Yaesu GS232. Each rotor may be assigned to a comm port in the setup screen, just as radios
are assigned to comm ports.
- Ctrl F10 is the point the beam command...supported for Yaesu rotors only. If CT finds a number from 0 to 360 in the callsign field, it
swings the beam to that heading. If CT finds a prefix, it rotates to point at that country.
- Rotor 1 is the default, but rotor 2 may be selected using ALTSLASH, that is, the ALT Ket and the '/' key pressed together. ALTSLACH is a toggle
from 1 to 2 ad back.
- Note to K1GQ -- MYFREQ has changed to PASSFREQ
- CT allows four more comports, and supplies four more COMTSR's: COMTSR5,6,7,8. We use a two port com board from:
155 Technology Place
Liberty, SC 29657
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
- Fixed the "appearing zone problem" when toggling run and mult station in M/S.
- Fixed crash when using WRITELOG in DXP contests
- Fixed band map for non-computer-controlled radios.
- CT toggles LPT2 pin 2 (data bit 0) when switching from radio 1 to radio 2.
This allows external hardware to switch keys, mics, or whatever.
- the -LOOP switch should now work.
- This is the big October release!
- DVPPATH was broken and had to be repaired at the last moment.
- Serial numbers in WPX and SS when switching radios have been fixed.
- This fixes the radio 1 startup problem for computer controlled radios.
- This fixes the problem with two ICOM radios of different model types.
- This fixes incorrect initialization of comports 5, 6, 7 and 8
- Pressing ALT F4 before any spots have been received caused a crash. This is fixed.
- CT no longer leaves the cursor in the wrong place if the packet talk window is active and another editing function is invoked. If the
cursor is left in the packet talk window, and another window is placed on top of it, within 1 second, the packet window is placed on top again.
- A new entry in CT.CFG:
This automatically enables autosave on a new log.
- Single Ops and Single Unlimited may now use two computers networked together.
- The '+' character embedded in a CW msg causes the CW speed to increase by three words per minute. Similarly, a '-' character slows down sending
by three words per minute. for example: ++5NN35-- causes the exchange to be sent 6 wpm faster thatn the current CW speed.
- The half space character has been changed from '-' to '^' (shift 6).
- There is a new startup switch -HP. When invoked, this causes CT to write logs the PCL4 codes for compressed and uncompressed printing. Use this with
your HP printers. (Tnx N6EK)
- Fixed the missing gridmap in VHF tests
- To grab a spot from the announce window, after an ALT A, press ALT F4 instead of Enter. Too many times I pressed Enter by accident when
in the Announce window.
- When spotting a station (ALT F3), CT translates a '/' character to ' QSX '. CT9 now matches its documentation. (Tnx W9ZRX)
- A bad protocol type in a networked message now generates and error message instead of causing the program to halt with a message.
- MEMLEFT now works again. This should be much more accurate than it has been in the past.
- Many DVP commands, with no DVP installed, caused a crash. This is fixed.
- ARRL 160 mtr contest .MUL file did not contain sections. Fixed
- This should fix the TS850 CW upper/lower sideband commands.
- The POLL command is gone.
- Fixes crashes in 9.17 and 9.18 updating old QSO's.
- Fixes crash in 9.17 - 9.20 using Ctrl-F9 (Rate Sheet).
- Fixes crash when clicking the mouse off screen.
- In 50 line (VGA) mode, changed the block cursor to underline.
- This removes country credit for /MM stations
- This fixes the "walking TS950" problem. IE repeated ALT F4's when the RIT is on and non-zero, would cause the 950 to move one RIT's worth
each time it returned to the run freq.
- DVPTSR 1.04 has been released. The repeat timer now resets properly after ESC has aborted a
- Add an offset to your rotor control with the text command OFFSET. Enter a positive of negative number. IE +90 instructs CT to send the rotor 90
degrees clockwise relative to the "normal" setting.
- The '+' and '-' symbols in CW messages now work differently. A '+' embedded in any cw msg speeds up that msg by 5 wpm. A '-' slows it down by 5 wpm. At the end of the message or after ESC has been pressed,
the CW speed reverts to its value prior to the message. There is no longer any need to balance '+' and '-' symbols in a CW message.
- Fix ten and six meter logging problem in FD
- Alt F4 now sends you to the last entry in the announce window, as it used to.
- Fixed RST SENT reports in IARU.LOG to reflect actual mode worked.
- ALTZ now toggles the zone window
- The plus/minus one bug in the rate calculation is finally fixed. The 11% inflation of the ten qso rate is gone, so you will have to work a
little harder to pump up the old ego (Tnx K1TO)
- The rate (ALTR) and summary (ALTS) keys now toggle their windows.
- CT always looks for the MASTER.DTA file. You no longer need to enable it with the -D switch.
- The IC775 is now supported. N3RS sez it's a great radio.
- add support for FT1000MP, TS50, Omni VI
- fixed the misplaced decimal point in frequency display in VHF contests
- The radio control bit has moved to pin 16 on the LPT connector. This is used to select external switching hardware for single-multi operation.
- This is the big switch to Watcom compiler
- Fixed novice band FD bug
- Fixed keying in LPT1/2
- Fix IARU HQ reporting (tnx KB1GW)
- Fix CT_PATH environment variable (tnx AD1C)
- Fix FT1000MP clarifier problem (tnx W1WEF)
- Add Zone to CQWW Summary Sheet
- Fixed the screwy multiplier in the breakdown sheet. (tnx K4AB)
- Fix the "lost frequency problem" when a prior qso is modified. CT had been clearing the frequency information leading to alot of QSO's with band, but not exact frequency info. (tnx NU6I)
- CT used to toggle a radio1/radio2 bit on LPT1. This has been removed, as it messes up CW sending on two radios. (tnx N6TV)
- Radio control pin moved to Pin 14 of LPT1 (tnx W6NL and PA3AAV)
- Band data on LPT1 and LPT2 is fixed (tnx PA3AAV)
- Fixed the multiop bug that moves the cursor to the beginning of the call when someone else modifies a QSO. The DX'peditions and other
multi-ops have been suffering with this for years. (rnx K0IR)
- Moved the default bandmap to the right
- CT now self-registers. REGISTER.EXE is no longer needed.
- Fixed Ctrl-L bug where a qso marked as a non-qso was still checked for dupe
purposes. (tnx ZL2BSJ)
- The internal storage representation of time has been adjusted by seven hours to match ANSI standard time functions. On startup, if CT
finds a log using the old standard, it adjusts each qso and re-writes the log. This takes a few seconds.
- If you export your logs to other programs, and the export program uses the old CT format, either use FIX_TIME to adjust the time, or
ask the publisher of the target program to contact me for details. I have created a new B2R9 which understands the new time format.
- The new time scheme fixes the two hour error in the M/S QSY meter and the two hour offset in the ARRL CALL.LOG file. (tnx K2QMF)
- The new time scheme fixes the sked function (ALt-E) (tnx N1BB)
- CT assumes your computer is set to UTC. If you wish to leave it on local time, set the TZ environment variable. For example:
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.
- WWV announcements are logged to a file named <contest>.wwv (tnx K1VR)
- Long country names are truncated in the check country window, leaving room for the the zone. (tnx K1AE)
- CT now supports point and shoot for the band map:
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.
- Alt F4 has changed a bit. First, select a spot through either Announce Window point and shoot, or Band Map Window point and shoot.
ALT F4 now toggles between your run frequency and the selected spot. In prior versions of CT, ALT F4 toggled between the run frequency and last spot in the Announce Window. Using the new scheme, you can repeatedly toggle the run and pileup frequencies, holding the run frequency while calling in the pileup.
- Switch from radio 1 to radio 2 with the '.' (PERIOD) key. The old ALT-'.' works also.
- CT now supports the FT920
- Fixed 940 bug
- Fixed networking crash
- Fixed SETDATE command (tnx K1AE)
- IARU check country is now fixed (tnx K3CT)
- Fixed crash on WRITELOG of large VHF logs (tnx K1TR)
- CT now reads and restores the CW sideband (upper or lower)
- CT now supports PTT on pin 16 of the LPT ports. Pin 16 is asserted for one baud (dot period) before CW sending commences. This allows amplifier relays time to trip before the RF hits.
- Fixed the "long dash problem" when using the '+' key to confirm and QRZ
- This version has a re-written communications handler for talking to radios,
packet and networking. This is prep work for the Windows release
- FT840 added, but not tested (I don't have a radio to test with).
- Fixed a 8 year old bug in CQ160 reporting. The mode listed in the .ALL file
was shown as CW, even in the SSB contest. (tnx N2LQQ)
- CT no longer polls Kenwood radios while PTT is asserted. Some Kenwoods stutter on CW during RS232 activity. (tnx VK4EMM)
- There are two new text commands POINTRATE and QSORATE. POINTRATE displays rates in points over the last 10 minutes or hour. QSORATE is the rate for the last 10 or 100 QSOs. (tnx CT1BOH)
- After a band change via typing in a frequency, the announce window now follows properly. (tnx KV1W)
- Writelog now produces .CON file in WPX test (tnx OH2XX)
- Changes for Field Day
- Removed packet bonus
- Removed VHF bonus
- Added band change (QSY OK) checking, set to 15 minutes. If a violation occurs, the time field is highlighted in red.
- QSO's allowed on 160 through 24 gHz. Didn't have room for the LIGHT
- Three modes per band.
- Fixed PTT bug in repeat mode
- Fixed "white noise" problem with DVP files
- Fixed ICOM rig control bugs
- Fixed DVK and Top Ten Devices control bug
- Added RAC
- Added IOTA
- Packet in window now holds six spots instead of five, as it used to. (tnx K2QMF)
- Added Section to Sweepstakes and FD summary sheets (tnx AD1C)
- Initialize to 10 and 160 meter bands properly in single band contests
- Fixed the spurious "Cannot resolve prefix" at the startup of some contests
- The GAB (ALT-I) window closes automatically after a 15 second delay (tnx G3SXW)
- Widened check call window in SS to show the serial number (tnx AC0W)
- The W9XT board is now fully supported including recording, and abort of a message in progress.
- AR10 now uses the ARRL country list instead of the CQWW country list (tnx NU0Q)
- The empty F5 problem sending CW on the first QSO is fixed (tnx N5IN)
- Polling of radios has been reduced to Yaesu and TS50. The rest should tell CT when they change. Most "radio timeout" problems should go away.
- Auto check call in SS has been fixed (tnx N6TV)
- Automatic movement of cursor to ? in the call field in SS is fixed (tnx N6TV)
- Turned off QSY ten minute rule in all but CQWW and ARRL contests (tnx G4PIQ)
- Fixed the check country display in ARRL 10 Meter Contest (tnx G4PIQ)
- Fixed the parsing Radio and Rotor types in .CFG file (tnx AC0W)
- Fixed the "from" field in networked passes (tnx K1GQ)
- Fixed the ALT-F time won't set problem
- Fixed SS abbreviation problem
- Fixed WPX scoring for 1999
- Fixed "Out of band" in VHF contests
- Fixed -debug switch
- Started Y2K updates
- Fix writelog crash in ARRL from DX side
- Fix section entry in ARRL 160 test
- Fixed the wrong sideband problem in FD on 40 meters (tnx K2QMF)
- Fixed the problem with ICOM radios and point and shoot logging to the wrong
band. (tnx K5KG)
- Fixed the crash in the IOTA contest when working an IOTA the second time. (tnx G0KXL)
- Send correct serial numbers as M/M in WPX (tnx N6TV)
- F3 is now usable with "CORRECT" mode (tnx N6TV)
- FT1000MP clarifier offset is not included in the ALT-J display (tnx N6TV)
- Added ALT-1 (not ALT-F1) in WPX to send serial number only (tnx N6TV)
- The 15 minute rule in FD now applies to each station individually (tnx N9MUC)
- There area new text commands NOVICE and NONOVICE. When NOVICE is set a red and white indicator is set next to the radio indicator. Band changes
NOVICE allow only 80N, 40N, 15N and 10N. When NONOVICE is set, all the bands
except 80N, 40N, 15N and 10N are allowed.
- Fixed the ARRL .LOG output for 10 mtr contest from the DX side (tnx ZF2NT)
- Added band information to the WAE QTC log for Europeans (tnx DL7ON)
- updated SS to reflect new rules
- two stop bits added to radio serial ports. Fixes Yaesu and TS850 problem
- fixed FT920 (unitialized variable, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't)
- fixed multiplier bug and crash in CQP
- fixed band-stacking
- setdate fixed for Y2K
- fixed crash using ICOM radios
- fixed initial read of radio on startup
- Fixed ALT F4 behavior (tnx K3WW)
- CT now responds to input from the network, TNC and radio at all times. Slow
typing into the gab window no longer overruns the network. This should result
in fewer dropped QSOs between computers.
- Incoming pass messages do not automatically open the pass window
- Added ALLPASS and BANDPASS. Use BANDPASS in multiops to to accept passes only on the band you are on.
- Added DEBUG and NODEBUG text commands to enable and disable logging of COM I/O. This is useful for
debugging radio interface problems.
- Fixed M/S QSY timer in CQWW
- Fixed single digit check problem in SS
- Fixed CQ160 writelog crash
- Fixed several Y2K bugs
- Fixed networking bug in IOTA contest
- Fixed startup crash in WPX contest
- Fixed writelog crash in AR10
- Added Florida QSO Party
- Added new field in startup to specify ALL BAND of MONO BAND operation
- Changed mode to MIXED, CW, SSB
- Changed format at top of .SUM file
- Added text command SETSECTION to set your section info for ARRL contests
- Added text command SETCOUNTY to set your county info for state QSO Parties
- Improved Cabrillo format in ARRL contests
- Added Station number label next to radio label to aid M/M
- QSY OK notices are now above each other instead of side by side (M/S 10 minute rule)
- fixed ALT-F problems using TZ environment variable
- fixed ALT-F problems in a Windows environment
- fixed R2B9 Y2K problem
- fixed R2B9 time offset problems
- improved serial number handling in networked environments
- fixed WRTC/IARU bugs
- fixed band edge (10 mter) bug in CQP
- added serial number synchronization message to the network
- fixed digiboard support
- Fixed bad section window in SS and other contests. This is a very old initialization bug that might have happened on earlier versions.
- Cabrillo fixes
- Serial number in SS as M/S fixed
- Fixes IC765 support
- Fixes Cabrillo category (tnx K6UM)
- Fixes Cabrillo line length in SS
- Removes tabs from Cabrillo lines (tnx AD6ID)
- Raised the max length of a club name to 62 characters (tnx K6UM)
- Adds version number line to Cabrillo output (tnx N5KO)
- Add Cabrillo output to ARRL 160 Contest
- Portable callsigns (IE K1EA/SM) were created incorrect Cabrillo .TXT files. This is now fixed. K1EA/SM will create a file called K1EA.TXT
with K1EA/SM as the callsign inside the file.
- CT now requests a section in all ARRL contests. DX stations should enter "DX"
- Adds Cabrillo output to ARRL VHF contests
- Allows spaces in ALT-N output
- Fixed a bug where the .BIN file can be overwritten in the VHF contest. The way to cause it was to start CT with the full file name, IE VHFTEST.BIN, not just
VHFTEST. The run writelog. A bug in the file generation name caused one of the ouputs to go to
VHFTEST.BIN. (tnx K1EP)
- The VHF output file for 1296 and up now have real outputs. They were going in the bit bucket
- Fixed ALT-W and ALT F8. They now wipe the entire QSO
- Added Cabrillo output to CQ160 contest. Use the SETSTATE text command to set your
state or country for Cabrillo output
- Changed ARRL operator category from SINGLE UNLIMITED to SINGLE ASSISTED
- Fixed CR problem in packet window
- Added the station 1, station 2 marker to Cabrillo output in ARRL DX Contest
- CR problem in packet window fixed.
- Ctrl-Enter and Ctrl-J now wipe the callfield after entering call and frequency
in the bandmap. (tnx K6UM)
- In All Asian Contest, changed the number of points per QSO to reflect the current rules. (tnx JH8KYU)
- Changed KH6 and KL7 to report as states in AR10 Mtr contest
- Added Cabrillo to WPX contest
- Fixed -reset with -vga switch
- Fixed radio control in FQP
- Fixed obscure bug in the frequency to band converter that led to unpredictable
crashes. This is a day one bug!
- More repair to the AA rules. (tnx JH8KYU)
- Changed VHF contests to represent frequencies in 100 Hz steps. This prevents overflow of a 32 unsigned integer.
- QSO's are now possible on 10gHz
- Changed directory search order .DAT files to look in:
- The directory containing the .bin file.
- The directory pointed to by the CTPATH environment variable.
- The directory containing the executable.
For example, if your current working directory is: C:\HOME you could type the line:
If there is a CTY.DAT in D:\CT\LOGS\CQWW\CQCW99.BIN, CT will use that.
- There is a good chance that the above change fixed the DVP crash with a ramdrive setup. I did not test this.
- FD requires RST and QTH from DX stations. CT now loads CTY.DAT and will accept any exchange from DX. (tnx K2BA)
- Removed the microwave bands from the frequency display (ALT-J) because they are too large to fit in a 32 bit integer
- Added the concept of "supported bands" to radio code. CT will now control supported bands for particular radio. After a QSY to an "unsupported band",
CT ignores the radio and act's like there is no radio. QSY to a supported band, and the radio comes alive again.
- For the moment, all radios are set to the standard bands (160 through 10, no WARC). I will be adding band sets for particular radios (VHF and WARC) soon.
- CT now recognizes Antarctica IOTA's (AN) (tnx OH1MDR)
- IOTA now counts 3 points for non-IOTA stations and 3 points for stations in your own IOTA. (tnx OH1MDR)
- IOTA prompts you for your IOTA when starting for the first time. If you are not an IOTA station press <ENTER> in response to the prompt.
- Set your own IOTA with the new text command SETIOTA
- INVALID IOTA message when logging a non-IOTA station is removed. (tnx OH1MDR)
- Changed Field Day bonus points structure to reflect new rules (KK1W)
- Added Canada Winter Contest
- CT now computes and set the correct sideband for FT1000MP split frequency
- Matches VHF Cabrillo output column alignment to the spec (tnx WA2LXE)
- Numerous tweaks to IARU and IOTA tests (tnx HA1AG and K1KI)
- Added blank OPERATORS and SOAPBOX lines to CABRILLO output. Use a text editor after the contest to fill these in. (tnx K1KI)
- Fixed FD to take KL7, KH6, KP4 and KP2 as W's, not DX
- Radio control restores split info properly after QSY to a spot and back (tnx AD1C)
- Radio control no longer moves VFO B on a QSY to a spot if the spot is not split (tnx KD2P)
- Fixes IARU Cabrillo output in the mode column.
- Normalized IOTA listing (ALT-M) to form AANNN For example EU3 displays as EU003 (tnx G3VHB)
- Finally getting some traction on the SO2R problem. I'll write something up to really explain it, but it's looking pretty good with the WX0B box.
Thanks Jay, for letting me borrow it.
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.
- WAE for both EU and non-EU is working again, although I haven't completely tested the QTC's over a network, which means they probably don't work right.
I'm going to try to have it right by the start of WAE CW in two days, so look for updated 9.66 in
- Added OCEANIA DX CONTEST, which is the old VK/ZL contest
- There is a new text command ALTERNATE. CQ's toggle between radio1 and radio2 until you type in a call. At that point you are locked on the radio that has the caller. The next CQ starts the cycle again.
- Gab (ALT-G) broadcasts to all computers if you press <Enter>. It gives you a choice of destinations if you press <Ctrl-Enter>
- Fixed the ICOM mode bug introduced about 8 revs back
- Fixed the repeat function, which was broken when adding SO2R stuff
- Fixed the wrong mode problem
- Fixed the bin file in the wrong directory problem
- Fixed the out of band problem at startup for radio selection of NO RADIO
- Changed the Cabrillo output file suffix from .TXT to .LOG.
- In SS a check of 00 is now allowed in the setup screen
- Fixed the score of zero problem
- Tweaked the Cabrillo format as requested by Trey
- Improved TELNET packet connection in CTWIN. Select TELNET in the startup window for packet. Any attempt to send something when disconnected results in a prompt for a telnet address.
Examples are K1TTT.NET and 188.8.131.52 (W1HR).
- After installing CTWIN, you must reboot to activate the CW sending function
- Fixed auto repeat problem
- Changed device drivers in CTWIN for CW sending. Be sure to uninstall your last version of CTWIN before you install this one.
- Added PACC from PA side
- In ONERADIO mode, moved check partial window back over to the right to avoid covering packet and/or check talk windows
- added New England QSO Party
- Added IC-756 Pro II
- Fixed some radio mode tracking problems
- Fixed display of gab messages. Don't forget, Ctrl-Enter to direct a gab message
to a particular destination
- Fixed TS940 mode problems
- New text command: BANDMAPAGE. Sets the number of minutes to keep a call in the
bandmap or announce window before purging. Default is still 60 minutes
- Fixed WTRC auto entry of zone
- Allow point and shoot without a TNC, via entry of call and frequency over the CT
- Fixed time display in announce window
- Fixed the Cabrillo output for WRTC
- Fixed a few number of WRTC2002 issues
- There is still something funky with mode changes and certain radios. Be careful to watch that the radio and computer agree with respect to mode.
- Fixed the check country window for WRTC
- Fixed mode switching on ICOM radios (tested on IC781 only)
- Fixed WRTC.ALL output to show proper mults
9.78 and 9.79 with done in Finland at WRTC
- Added changes for new WAE rules
- In CTWIN, you may now add a port number to the telnet address, for example:
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.
- A lot of work was done to make sure each band remembers its mode and split status when changing bands. For example, running split on 40 sideband, jumping to a CW spot on 20, then returning
to split sideband on 40 should work.
- There is still work to do to save and restore RIT, XIT and filter settings,
but I'm getting there. When jumping to a spot, CT does not attempt to choose a mode and sideband based on frequency. This is a tar pit I'm not
ready to enter.
- Added FT847 and FT817 support
- Fixed a split mode bug in some other radios
- Added TS2000
- Fixed a few little things in AR10
- Single band contests with no radio configured now comes up on the correct band
- A lot of testing was done with K1TTT and K1EP with regard to testing mode and radio issues.
- Thanks to a loan from W1JR, the FT817 is online.
- All the flavors of multimode contests should be stable with respect to changing mode issues. When changing
bands, the radio should return to the last mode used. There are some things to be aware of when using radio control:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I have been getting random "radio timeout" messages with the MP, but it doesn't seem to affect operation at all.
- Fixed the "VE's always show up as mults in the CQ160 contest" bug.
- Put FM mode back in the VHF contests
- Added "default frequencies," IE 14.025 and 144.200 instead of band edges
- Fixed minor bug in pass command
- Fixed minor bug in partner mode
- Added -NOLPT startup switch to unconditionally turn off all LPT activity
- Fixed ALT-Y propagation around the network. This is important to M/S and M2 stations
- Fixed dupe checking problem in CQ160 contest on stations in US and Canada
- SERIOUS bug fix. Versions 983, 984, 985, 986 all do not dupe correctly in SSB contests. This version fixes that.
- Fixed spot grab bug in IC781 when split
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.
Display of count of band changes for MS M2 added
- Added tweaks to the TS2000 code
- Added mouse control to CtWin. Under XP, at least, you *must* turn off Quick Edit Mode and Insert Mode in the properties box of the CT window. Sad to say, you have to run CTWIN once, click the little
red CT icon in the upper left corner. Next select properties, then options. Uncheck the Quick Edit Mode and Insert Mode boxes. Hit OK, then select modify the sortcut that started this window.
- Thanks to N6TV, added paddle support for CW. The startup menu offers NONE, SuperCMOS, CurtisA, CurtisB and BUG.
Use the following text commands to select a keyer type while in the program.
NOKEYER, SUPERCMOS, CURTISA, CURTISB, BUG
- There is a new text command to specify the time PTT is asserted before keying starts. This is PTTDELAY. Enter the number of milliseconds delay your
amplifier needs. Minimum delay is 0 ms, maximum is 255 ms.
- The CW paddles use the same pinouts as NA and TR. LPT pin 13 is dot, pin 12 is dash. If you LPT port does not have pullups on pins 12,13, you will need
to add 10K resistors from Pin12 to Pin 14 and from Pin 13 to Pin 14 on your LPT port.
- Internal changes to CTWIN multithreading - no functional changes to the program
- Removed registration code
- Fixed the arrow left and right keys (tnx K3CT)
- Fixed the DXCC countries count once per band in NEQP bug (tnx K1TTT)
- Added FD category "F"
- Fixed RST reports showing up in FD with band changes (tnx KB3HF)
- Put the 15 minute QSY timer back in FD (tnx KB3HF)
- Fixed band changing and duping on the higher bands in VHF tests (tnx K1VU)
- Fixed category "F" in FD (tnx W2CE)
- Fixed the "quit problem" when answering the question "Do you really want to quit?"
- Fixed the writelog crash in the VHF contest, if you have logged a station on 119 GHZ or higher.
- Fixed CW paddle sending
- Fixed empty F9 and F10 windows in WAE SSB
- Fixed "mult needed" in WAE
- QSY from keyboard and point and shoot now sets proper sideband in SSB contests
- There is a new text command: "GABTIMEOUT", or "SETGAB". If the timeout is set to -1 or "FOREVER", the gab window will never time out. If it is set to 0, the default 15 second timeout is used. Otherwise, the timeout is in seconds.
- Single digit serial numbers (1 - 9) are now sent at TT1, TT2...TT9. I have
operated several Sprints and like it this way. I hope you do too.
- Added new test command "WRITECAB". Use this to create Cabrillo output without making all the other output files.
- Fixed QTC passing over the network for European stations
- Fixed crashes when connected to packet
- Fixed AFT-F (change time of qso) in CTWIN
- Fixed the breakdown file (.BRK) when starting a contest late, i.e. after the first hour is done. (tnx KM3T)
- Fixed the Check Country window to update after each QSO is logged
- Fixed rotor control
- Fixed telnet in CtWin. Now correctly defaults to port 23 (tnx K1TTT)
- Fixed a long standing bug where the bottom line of calls in the check partial windows were cut off (tnx AB6WM, WG1Z)
- PTT now works with paddle sending. You should not need to turn on your VOX on
CW. The important text commands are:
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.
- The repeat function in CW finally works properly again. If you are in repeat mode and press F1 (or anything else) while the waiting for the next CQ to start, it starts right away. This has been broken for a while.
- The TenTec Orion is now supported.