State of Montana
Department of Natural Resources
and Conservation
1520 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620 2301

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 9:35:06 -0700

Mr. Rod Welch
The Welch Company
440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA  94111 2496

Subject:  SDS glitch
Dear Rod,

As far as I could tell the D:\sd\08\01002\00\00 schedule looked normal. However, about one year out, the schedule changes from having no prefix in the initial columns to the following.

         7November 29, 1999            Monday
         7November 30, 1999            Tuesday
    3852 7December 1, 1999             Wednesday
    3852 7December 2, 1999             Thursday

The 3852 prefix continues until the end of the schedule sometime in 2003.

Scandisk revealed no problems on any of the drives.

Using the command for creating a zip file in your response:

C:\SD\10>z P -a -r -t100198 ds d:\sd\08\01002\*.* created a file in the sd\10 directory. I expected a file named, so I am not sure if it worked correctly. In any case, I have attached the file for your investigation.

By the way, I understand the state is phasing out the suffix on our email. It still works, but

is the new convention and should probably be used in the future, since I don't know when the old suffix will be dropped.