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 CT Version 9 Revision History
CT by Ken Wolff, K1EA

From version 9.36 to version 9.38 Beta

Version 9.38 Beta December 23, 1998

From the CT Reflector 23 Dec 1998:

I have placed a new CT938 beta in

The RAC contest is getting close to ready for use. Please download and let me know what you find. I have only a few days to get this right. I know 6 and 2 meters are not working. I’ll fix that tomorrow.

Thanks - Ken

Ken Wolff, K1EA


Version 9.37B - more ICOM fixes November 25, 1998

From the CT Reflector 25 Nov 1998:

Version 937B is in

This fixes the rest of the ICOM radio’s. Please use this version if you are running an ICOM or Omni. Sorry for the last minute updates.


- Ken

Ken Wolff, K1EA


Version 9.37 Beta May 10, 1998

From the CT Reflector 10 May 1998:

Ken has placed a beta test of 9.37 on the registered users’ web site:

This version should be comparable with ARRL FD 1998 rules. It should also fix the LSB problem when CT is used with ICOM IC-756 in phone contests (I’ll be checking this myself later).

I have attached the release notes. Please direct all inquiries to the reflector or Ken directly at

73 - Jim Reisert, AD1C
Web Site:

  • 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 will 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.
    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 highlighed 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.


Version 9.36 Beta March 2, 1998

There is a new CT936 beta in:

  • 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 select a QSO from the band map and press the DEL key to delete it.

  • Alt F4 has changed a bit. After you have selected a spot through either the Announce Window point and shoot, or the Band Map Window point and shoot, ALT F4 will toggle between your run frequency and the selected spot.

    ALT F4 used to toggle between your run frequency and last spot in the Announce Window. Using the new scheme, you can repeatedly toggle between your run frequency and the pileup, holding the run freq and calling in the pileup.

  • 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 dont’t have a radio to test with).

    Items reported, but not confirmed or corrected.

    Please send me e-mail if you have observed or can reproduce these problems.

  • Need a way to pull calls from bandmap. (NA2NA)

  • CT1BOH would like a the rate box to report points for last hour.

  • NOWORKDUPE does not surpress F4, as the manual says it should. (W5UN)

  • Need a scratchpad for backcopy of multiple calls in a pileup. (W6NL)

  • Colorsave does not work. (NN5T)

  • W0TM: CQWW requires a single log for M/S, not two logs, as in the paper days.

  • K3WW: wants to send from the paddle and have weight control.

  • VE3SS: requests the Canada Day and Canada Winter Contests.

  • K3MM: would like CT track the radio mode in muti-mode contests.

  • KC1XX: would like the RIT cleared after each QSO is logged.

  • W3LPL: CQWW ARRL DX should not count zero pt QSO’s in the summary box.

  • W3LPL: recognize a valid px as soon as it’s typed, then alert passing potential.

  • W3LPL: Config file for Windows setup.

  • Many: Support the new six band changes per hour rule in ARRL DX.

Ken Wolff, K1EA


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