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[TRLog] Radio interface is not working correctly

Subject: [TRLog] Radio interface is not working correctly
From: (Mike)
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 15:13:59 +0000
Well mine works just fine but what I have is just a plain serial cable from
the radio to the computer. It connects 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, etc. then for cw
keying I use the parallel port with the interface that I built...real
simple to build and it will eliminate all of your problems.

Might try it. has worked through every contest I have done.

At 01:20 PM 10/30/97 GMT, you wrote:
>I find that if I juste start the program and wait all of the things I
>want to happen are now happening. I did change the response timeout
>line in the config to 50. 
>It does take up to 15 seconds or so before the changes are seen. 
>With log-eqf the changes are seen in less than one second.
>I think it is because pin 7 RTS is not being used by the program and
>that makes it more difficult to communicate quickly. I would rather
>see that used so that updates would be immediate. I realize that
>leaves no pin for PTT so it is a dilemma. Perhaps it could be an
>option. You would have the choice of PTT from the serial cable or
>better communication?
>I think the answer is that you have no choice but to jumper pin 7 to
>pin 8. I change to that and it seems to update when it must. It still
>(SOMETIMES AT LEAST) does not update until you do something at the
>keyboard but at least it ALWAYS updates then. 
>I would much prefer if it would update when you make changes at the
>radio with NO other intervention. Sometimes it does and sometimes it

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