[WT-support] Win-Test in Windows 8 - for the record

dl2alf dl2alf at arcor.de
Wed Dec 11 18:45:26 CET 2013

Hi Scott,

I've described your recording problem earlier.

It seems that this is not fixed in Windows 8. 
The only chance is to code a workaround in Win-Test.
Other way in further Win-test development is to leave the old direct sound
driver model and move over to a more up-to-date solution.
But this is not done in a day, I guess.

73 de Frank, DL2ALF 

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: support-bounces at f5mzn.org 
> [mailto:support-bounces at f5mzn.org] Im Auftrag von Scott K0DQ
> Gesendet: Montag, 9. Dezember 2013 05:15
> An: support at f5mzn.org
> Betreff: [WT-support] Win-Test in Windows 8 - for the record
> In an earlier post I asked if anyone had used Win-Test in 
> Windows 8 in a serious contest effort and received one 
> positive response.  
> If anyone has any lingering concerns, I have now conducted 
> the experiment myself in CQWW CW and can report that it 
> worked flawlessly (5800 raw QSOs, ~330 on second radio).
> I have two new touch screen computers, one with a core i3 
> processor, the other with a core i5 processor.  I installed 
> solid state drives (SSD) in both (by far the most significant 
> speed improvement, overshadowing processor speed).  Both have 
> Windows 8 (one had 8.0 installed, the other 8.1).
> The result is an extremely quick response.  Drivers for PIEXX 
> SO2Rxlat, various USB-Serial converters, and outboard audio 
> were quickly and found on the internet and automatically 
> installed.  The nice thing is if you plug/unplug a USB 
> device, the COMPORTS adjust almost immediately.  No more
> 1-2 minute Windows restart cycles.  
> The only problem which can take a bit of time to rectify is 
> if you inadvertently unplug the audio source while using the 
> contest recorder.
> That seems to require a forced restart of Win-Test. I use 
> LAME v.3.99.5 CODEC (in both Win7 and Win8 applications).  
> Scott, K0DQ 
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