[OhQP-mail] Ohio QSO Party and CT

David Pruett k8cc at comcast.net
Sat Aug 22 01:04:01 EDT 2009

Just keep in mind that CQP does not count county multipliers between 
in-state stations, but rather these contacts are scored as the state (CA 
in CQP).  I suspect that CT, kludged in the way Jim describes, logs the 
necessary info OK but don't freak out if the scoring is whack.


Jimk8mr at aol.com wrote:
> On behalf of K8AZ I was looking into making up some files for CT to  spoof 
> it into being able use the California QSO Party configuration to handle  the 
> Ohio QSO Party. (Both contests use the Serial Number/QTH exchange  format; 
> CQP allows some bands that OQP does not). 
> After editing the first half dozen Ohio counties into the California .DAT  
> file, I decided to test it before I spent any more time doing the manual  
> editing. I was using Version 10.01.008 (DOS).
> I then discovered that not  only would it accept the counties I had added, 
> but ones that I had not added as  well. In fact, it will accept just about 
> anything you put into the QTH  field.
> This version of CT apparently was pre-Cabrillo for CQP, but it  appears to 
> correctly put the information into the .ALL file. I did not test all  the 
> other bells and whistles of CT (keyer, DVK, computer-radio interface, etc.),  
> but it does produce a readable log.
> I've done little testing beyond what  I described above, using only one 
> version of CT. So there are lots of  disclaimers and YMMV's. CT used in this 
> manner comes nowhere close to scoring  the contest properly, and displayed 
> multipliers will be all screwed up. For  example, Ohio's WYANdot county is 
> interpreted as WYoming. The first number  received defaults to 59 or 599. And so 
> on.
> CT is definitely not the  logging software of choice for the OQP. But if CT 
> is the only logging program  you have that comes close to supporting OQP, 
> give it a try. Again, just pretend  you are operating the California QSO 
> Party (from California).
> I hope to  see many of you in the Ohio QSO Party, Saturday, August 22.  
> 1600z to 0400z  (Aug 23). 
> Full info at  www.ohqp.org
> 73    -   Jim   K8MR
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