I've used both TR-Log and WriteLog with the K3 for over a month now and have
had no issues other than an occasional instance where the K3 stays in
transmit after WriteLog drops PTT. However, in NAQP RTTY Saturday, this
never happened in 10 hours of contesting. It is not yet clear what or where
the problem is, but it is being diligently worked on to understand and fix.
I'm just using a standard straight-through M-F DE9 cable available at any
computer or electronics outlet. Selecting 'K2' or one of the Kenwood rigs,
e.g., TS850, for radio type works fine. The K2/K3 command set is a superset
of the Kenwood command set. As Tree mentioned 'Clear RIT' works great
although the K3 RIT Clear LED was not being lit by this command ... until
this afternoon's firmware release. ;>)
Ed - W0YK
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> On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 07:13:29PM -0400, PaulKB8N@aol.com wrote:
> > How did computer control work with the K-3? Were there any issues
> > with logging programs? Is a special interface required?
> The K3 protocol is the same as the K2 one (as a starting
> point). There probably will be extensions at some point.
> There is a DB9 on the back of the radio. There is only a 1:1
> DB9 male to female cable required to hook the radio up to
> your computer. There is an optional USB interface module
> that you can use instead.
> With the logging program I use (TR log) - it works perfect.
> The frequency update is instant - and updates many
> times/second. The RIT command work.
> I don't see any issues with TR Log - and no changes were
> required to TR Log to make it work.
> I understand that there are some rough edges with some of the
> other logging programs - but these are likely timing issues
> that will need to be ironed out with the logging program authors.
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