* Bob Nielsen <nielsen@...
> [2007 Jun 25 09:45 -0500]:
> On Jun 25, 2007, at 4:19 AM, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> > I ran CT 10.03 inside xdosemu and set dosemu's hog_threshhold value to
> > 1000. It ate a lot of CPU, but the sent CW was flawless, just like
> > from a dedicated DOS box. Since we've used CT for years there is a
> > lot
> > of familiarity with it. Any replacement I choose should emulate the
> > entry method of CT.
> Have you looked at PA0R's TLF <http://home.iae.nl/users/reinc/
> TLF-0.2.html>? It mainly emulates TR-Log, but there is an option to
> make it CT-like. It has a FD rules file and can be used with gMFSK
> for digi modes so it may also work with fldigi. There is also a Xtlf
> GUI version available. I haven't tried it for Field Day, but use it
> for other contests and even general logging.
Oh yeah, I've tried TLF on several occasions and even in CT mode I can't
get comfortable with it. XTLF looks nice, but tries to be too smart by
half and takes two presses of the <Enter> key to log a contact. It's
probably fantastic for a running station, but in S&P mode the contact
flows a bit differently as the answerer rarely sends the calling
station's call and last time I checked, XTLF was doing just that.
I'm not sure what is happening with CT. The last update was over a
year ago and the mailing list has become very quiet. There are two key
things that keep me liking it, the interface is intuitive to me and it
has never lost any data through Field Day generator failures, RF, etc.
and it's fast, not that I've ever had a huge log for it to chew
If I were to migrate to anything, XTLF would be my preference with the
addition of accepting log data from FLDigi, gMFSK, etc. However, it
hasn't received an update in almost a year so it too is a bit stagnant.
Having tamed CT in dosemu will keep me using it a while longer.
73, de Nate >>
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