Morse Runner for the Telephone Pioneer QSO Party CW Practice

Morse Runner is a popular CW contest simulator for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP.
It is freeware created by Alex Shovkoplyas, VE3NEA.

Here are instructions for installing Morse Runner and customizing it to use callsigns from likely participants in CQTP.

Download and install Morse Runner
  1. Click here to reach the program's web page. A screen shot of the program is shown. Note that VE3NEA has many other programs available at this web site.
  2. Click on the Downloads link near the top right side, then find the link Morse Runner - Latest version. Click on that link to download Save the zip file to a convenient location where you can find it.
  3. Go to the folder or desktop where you downloaded the file and unzip it. This will provide the two files: setup.exe and Readme.txt.
  4. Run setup.exe to install Morse Runner. You can access the Readme.txt file from the program's Help menu.
  5. We suggest that you practice using Morse Runner with its included database of call signs.
Customize for CQTP
  1. Locate the Morse Runner shortcut icon on your desktop.
  2. Right-click on the shortcut icon and select Properties.
  3. On the pop-up menu page that opens, click on Find Target. This will take you to the folder where Morse Runner is installed. 
  4. Locate the file Master.dta and rename it to Master.orig or whatever you prefer. This will preserve the program's original call sign database for later use.
  5. Click here to download the file TPCALLS.dta Copy the file to the Morse Runner folder and rename it to Master.dta. This enables the program to use the custom database of CQTP call signs.
  6. Close the Morse Runner folder and on the icon properties menu click Cancel to close its menu.
  7. Run the program to practice for CQTP!
  8. After using Morse Runner for Telephone Pioneer QSO Party CW practice, if you want to restore the original callsign database, rename Master.dta to TPCALLS.dta, then rename Master.orig to Master.dta.
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