Working CW without Winkeyer

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Working CW without Winkeyer

Post by YL3BU » 06 Mar 2016, 11:28

Hi to everyone here!

I'm Logger32 user at this time. There is "CW machine" which I can to use for CW together with my homemade CAT/CW interface http://www.yl3bu.lv/files/u2/technical/ ... _to_PC.pdf with no problem. This setup is fine, CW is clear.

My question is - can I use the same setup with Log4OM for CW transmitting?
From Log4OM manual I'm understood that I can use CW macros and/or transmit CW directly ONLY with K1EL Winkeyer. Is it right?

Thanks and 73!
de Alex YL3BU

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Re: Working CW without Winkeyer

Post by G4POP » 06 Mar 2016, 11:34

Yes only Winkeyer support in Log4om
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Re: Working CW without Winkeyer

Post by IW3HMH » 06 Mar 2016, 12:34

Winkeyer has a solid interface and protocol.
Custom, or different, keyers could have different way of work. There is not a standard way, so it's hard to interface custom keyers or many different keyers all with different interfaces.
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Re: Working CW without Winkeyer

Post by G4AON » 08 Mar 2016, 10:58

IW3HMH wrote:Winkeyer has a solid interface and protocol
At the last time of checking, only Winkey USB is supported in Log4OM, not the RS232 serial one. The issue of Winkey RS232 has been outstanding as a "to do" job for more than a year. Hopefully it will be included soon.

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Re: Working CW without Winkeyer

Post by RZ3EM Andy » 28 Apr 2016, 09:38

IW3HMH wrote:Winkeyer has a solid interface and protocol.
Custom, or different, keyers could have different way of work. There is not a standard way, so it's hard to interface custom keyers or many different keyers all with different interfaces.
Log4OM very nice Logger form a tons of points of view! Very flexible in so manyyy aspects, but not in the CW operation.
It uses OmniRig for instance for CAT control. Why not to use as an option the 3rd party very famous CW solution?
For instance - http://www.dxsoft.com/en/products/cwtype/ - free for HAMs and with a lot of flexible settings!
CwType interfaces with logger software via ini-files and Windows messages. CwType can also get symbols to transmit from other software by DXSOFTEX.DLL library. See http://www.dxsoft.com/dxs-exch.zip for details about programs co-operation.

So, it can be transmitted directly from the Log4OM QSO fields by means of CW Type.

Any chance to be implemented in the next versions?

Thanks in advnace!

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Re: Working CW without Winkeyer

Post by G4POP » 28 Apr 2016, 18:25

Possible but unlikely because it relies on the user constructing an interface between the computer and radio which if it was not of a uniform design would result in many errors and issues which inevitably would be blamed on Log4OM

Users already blame the program when they have self inflicted problems or faulty computers and equipment so we don't want to make that situation worse!
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