Ron, i had the same questions in regard to the Orion. i am not familiar with
the Omni VI. however one can key any radio directly in Windows with MixW
thru a serial port (or USB/serial adapter) with the simple switching circuit
in the MixW help file. one diode, one transistor and 2 resistors all found
at Radio Shack for a few dollars along with an aluminum box for enclosure. i
am thus sure any software that will switch on/off thru serial port or
printer port will do for your purposes. i also use LOGic8 and it will so the
same thru the keyer built into the logging program.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron, K5XK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:44 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Slowly into the 21st Century - Interfacing an Omni VI
> I'm an analog, trailing edge, albatross being drug slowly into the '20th
> century.' Would someone tell me exactly what I need, and specifically
> to do the following:
> a. Interface an OMNI VI+ to my shack computer for DX PacketCluster, rig
> control & logging...
> b. How to key the OMNI from computer logging software...
> I've read that Win XP does weird things to a CW note, so among my keyers,
> have a WinKey Serial & WinKey USB keyer. The computer is an IBM PC with
> and what I 'think' may be serial and parallel connections. I assume I'll
> need some type of outboard keying interface...what are the best options?
> I'm on the list's digest mode, so please reply directly to email@example.com .
> Tks in advance / 73,
> Ron, K5XK
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