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TR for Windows

I picked up this link up from Scot, KA3DRR and RadioDawg over at the shackadelic. There’s a project going on to port TR over to Windows. The product appears to still be in beta testing, and I understand there are still some outstanding issues with CAT control for certain radios.

The hardware requirements appear to be relatively modest. Leisure funding isdisappearingas college tuition for the eldest son kicks in for the fall of 2009. If I can run it on my old clunker CPUs, it will be worth playing with.

I have been using Writelog since returning to radio, and I am happy with it. It is a good program, and written efficiently enough to run on my junker PC’s. I will continue to buy support for it, as most of the open source software I have used is bloatware, requiring far more CPU and memory resources than the modest tasks of logging actually require. It just rubs my professional feathers the wrong way.

But the major reason I’ll keep supporting Writelog is that I don’t want to see the logging software market dominated by any one vendor. I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is on that issue. It’s a small price to pay for a job so well done.

That’s all irrelevant to the TR4W project. I’m glad to see this being ported to a windows platform. I’ve never really tried it out, but TR certainly has a core group of True Believers.

1 comment to TR for Windows

  • Scot

    Thanks Keith for a great big smile this evening! RadioDawg is gnawing on a gnarly chewy at the moment.

    I’m just learning TR4W and will chat about it over at the blog. But SH5 is a great utility for contest logging analysis. Very cool.

    73 from the shackadelic this evening.

    -Scot, KA3DRR

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