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Re: [SD-User] SD and windows keying

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Subject: Re: [SD-User] SD and windows keying
From: "Paul O'Kane" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:56:29 -0000
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> why can't I use SD to drive the built-in keyer inside my
> FT-2000 to eliminate CW timing issues caused by Windows.

Because each rig tends to have a different set of commands
to control keying - a bit like rig control, only more variable.

The main advantage of WinKey is that it is supported by all
major contest loggers, and it is truly integrated in that
it returns its status to the control software at all times.
You can stop its keying instantly by touching a paddle, and
then continue sending manually at the same speed.

WinKey is embedded in all microHAM keyers.

There's an internal keyer in my Icom Pro3, but I wouldn't
consider using it instead of WinKey.

> Also are the CW timing issues caused by all versions of
> Windows.  Is it the same with Windows7? 

Yes and Yes, but you may be lucky with your PC's setup or
configuration.  From my point of view, I don't want any
hiccups in my keying - other stations might think I'm
causing them :-)

Paul EI5DI
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