[WT-support] Support Digest, Vol 112, Issue 9

K0DQ k0dq at analog.org
Thu Dec 12 15:19:55 CET 2013

Thanks, Frank.  I would only add / confirm that it happens with internal
sound cards as well, in Win 7 and 8.  By "it" I mean if the audio input is
unplugged and you try to stop recording, Win-Test hangs and must be
re-started through Task Manager (as you noted).

Solution is well beyond my meager abilities.

Scott, K0DQ


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Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:45:26 +0100
From: "dl2alf" <dl2alf at arcor.de>
To: <support at win-test.com>
Subject: Re: [WT-support] Win-Test in Windows 8 - for the record
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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 

> -----Urspr?ngliche 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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