DX Telnet is a Windows based, DX oriented, telnet application. Unlike the traditional telnet applications, DX Telnet was designed to fit the DXer’s needs and to fix most of the well known problems affecting the other traditional telnet applications, first of all the windows scroll back and the use of the BACKSPACE key; DX Telnet performs a rational information displaying, multi-connection, dummy activity simulation to fight idle disconnection timeouts and many, many other original and useful features.
Currently DX Telnet is the first telnet program created to satisfy "Power DXers". If you use an Internet connection to eceive spots from a DX Cluster, probably this is the program you've always been looking for: now it exists! From version 2.0, X Telnet includes 3 programs in one: DX Telnet, for Telnet connections, DX-TNC for packet radio connections, DX-Plorer for onnections to OH2BUA's web cluster with automatic page refresh (minimum period 1 minute); these 3 programs can be run ogether to get DX-Spots from different sources; all the spots, from all the sources, will be displayed in each DX Window, without duplications.
If you look for graphic special (and useless) effects, CPU waste animated icons, virtual 3D shows and so on, this program is NOT for you: DX Telnet user interface was designed to be essential and effective at the same time. The code was thought to ave and optimize CPU resources, also because this program can be run in multiple instances, so the waste would be multiplied; you can use DX Telnet on old 386 based computers, still getting good performance. Any function or option can be accessed both with a mouse and with a keyboard through instant shortcuts; this for at least two reasons:
1) You can even think to remove the mouse while using DX Telnet (thus gaining
a precious serial port, if the mouse is not a PS2 device)
2) A serious DXer has not so much time to play with a mouse or trackball
while in contest or during a big pile up.
The multimedia functions have been added to increase utility, rather than create sensation; a special algorithm has been adopted to make the spell faster; I challenge you to find any other application with such a fast and natural spell (only the spaghetti voice", which is mine, can be improved a lot, say, by a YL voice :-)
Finally... yes I know, DX Telnet has no in built log, it was made just for communication, not for data storage and retrieval, but... would you abandon your dear old log, with thousands of contacts, for a new one, only because it has telnet access facility? That's why now DX Telnet allows you to export DX-Spots to ANY log (Win or DOS based), yes, also to your dear, old, lucky log.