I assume you are having problems keying the rig because your Toshiba
laptop(?) does not have its own parallel or serial port so you are using a
parallel port card.
I looked into this issue recently as I was going to (and now have) bought a
laptop which has no serial or parallel ports but I wanted to be able to key
the rig from ct.
I tried using a USB - Serial device but there was no keying from it on the
DTR line. I was using ctwin v10 under XP.
However, I then tried running ctv9 under XP with the USB - Serial device
and, hey, it worked. Nice keying from the DTR line of the USB - serial
I subsequently tried this combination on 3 laptops and 2 desktops running
ct v9 under XP and all worked fine.
So, a couple of suggestions:
1. Just give ct v9 a try with your parallel port card.
2. If no go, then maybe invest in a USB - Serial device (mine cost £10,
about 15$) and try running ct v9.
For me, v9 is fine - I don't need the extra that v10 offers.
--On 26 January 2006 08:15 -0500 Larry Strasser <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Well, I still can not get my IC706MKIIG to be keyed by CTWin v10 in a
> Dell Inspiron 2200 windows XP home.
> I even purchased a Universal parallel port card from
> but no CW from the parallel port using it as LPT 1 or LPT 2.
> I then put the card into my Toshiba running Win 98SE and the card
> outputs CW as either LPT1 or 2!
> I left a plea for help at K1EA but I guess he is extremely busy.
> Still looking for any help that you might have.
> Any ideas?
> 73, Larry
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