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CW&PTT via USB from WinTest ?
« on: 2011-11-24, 13:12:51 »
Hi,

Maybe this is hidden somewhere in the manuals but...
I have been operating 1000+ QSOs with the internal keyer, but always as pressing simultanously hand mike PTT.
Now tried with wintest, USB DTR as CW and RTS as PTT. Once the message starts it locks itself and never releases,
until I close wintest. By disabling RTS signal from wintest, it transmits CW OK from Wintest on the air, but I again need to push PTT manually. Any Ideas ?

I'm using Elecraft K3 >-< HRD as RS232 on COM 0/2 and a microham box on RS232 COM 1

SW 2.46 setup mgr 1.12

Control side:
USB is NOT used as COM 1,2,3
IN0 mode  I/O   
OUT0 mode  I/O
OUT1 mode  I/O
OUT2 mode  I/O 
USB RTS as PTT  COM 2 
USB DTR as CW  COM 2 

Radio side
PTT activated keyer NO
OUT0 mode I/O
OUT1 mode I/O
OUT2 mode Keyer

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Re: CW&PTT via USB from WinTest ?
« Reply #1 on: 2011-11-24, 13:19:13 »
What do you mean with the combination of "USB is NOT used as COM 1,2,3" and "USB RTS as PTT  COM 2"/"USB DTR as CW  COM 2"?

Are you trying to use the physical COM port in combination with USB's virtual COM port for PTT/CW?
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Re: CW&PTT via USB from WinTest ?
« Reply #2 on: 2011-11-24, 13:26:04 »
Those parameters I copied from the RRC settings, but combined 3 rows there.
yes I have 2 serial ports/cables in use, and now added this USB line, which works fine for CW signal but not for PTT.

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Re: CW&PTT via USB from WinTest ?
« Reply #3 on: 2011-11-24, 20:34:02 »
Hi, what is the main problem ? Wwith the K3 in CW and VOX no PTT signal is needed. If you do not want to use VOX and want PTT signal when using the internal keyer you just need to activate "PTT activated by keyer" under the keyer settings in the Radio-RRC.

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Re: CW&PTT via USB from WinTest ?
« Reply #4 on: 2011-11-25, 05:45:16 »
Thanks Mike,

I have linears with slow relays, like IC2KL, and would like to keep additional changeovers short but PTT is preferred.
OK, with the internal keyer "ptt activated keyer" it should be OK. But does it work with external keying like wintest also, so that it pushes PTT x ms before keying starts ? I'm just hopeless using the internal keyer at 30+ WPM...
Wintest can trigger PTT x ms before keying starts.

Does the Virtual USB port assume that the traditional serial ports are not in use at the same time ? I could try converting one of the serials over virtual USB ports .

I could use I/O port for PTT, but I would need to drive to the station to install the cable. Which seems unnecessary, as I already have ptt connection to the mic connector there. Or can that connection be somehow tied to an I/O port ?

By the way, IC2KL is very suitable as a remote linear, once you arrange the band changing voltage and powerlevel per band.

Joni

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Re: CW&PTT via USB from WinTest ?
« Reply #5 on: 2011-11-25, 07:50:52 »
If you activate the "PTT activated by keyer" the PTT is activated before the "Key delay ms" time so if you set a key delay time you get the function you need plus you use the buffer for keying and get a more robust keying signal. It works in the same way even if you use an external keyer connected to the "straight key" input with the keyer activated.

When switching a serial port to USB you turn off the RS-232 port at the same time. You can not use both USB com2 and RS232 com2 at the same time.

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Re: CW&PTT via USB from WinTest ?
« Reply #6 on: 2011-11-28, 14:48:12 »
Joni

I have Win-test keying the remoterig with no problems. Here is what I have:

First check what Com numbers were assigned to you remoterig ports. In my case I have CW on RRC Com0 which is COM 8 on my system.

On Win-test configuration:
COM 8 - Other Interface - DTR - CW

On Control RRC:
IO Settings - USB DTR as CW > Com 0

It works great for me

Marcelo, PY1KN