My problem is solved - I forgot to enable Winkey.
Thanks to all who responded!
Glenn ON4WIX / OR4W
----- Original Message -----
From: "ON4WIX" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2009 9:49 PM
Subject: [SD-User] Winkeyer USB - K3 - Unable to key my transceiver?
> Hello All,
> Probably a stupid question from a newbie to transceiver keying, but here
> goes anyway.
> Using a K3 here with a Winkeyer USB and an HP Vista PC.
> My Winkeyer USB shows up at port 6 on my PC while my K3 is connected
> port 5 which is a generic serial port.
> Using the PORTS command I have selected COM 6 as my radio 1 CW port and
> as my radio 1 control port.
> When firing up SD (v 14.29) I can read my K3's frequency OK within SD.It
> tracks VFO changes consistently. However I'm unable to key my
> I've got CAPS LOCK on so I should be able to send standard exchanges when
> pressing my F1-F8 keys. Here's what happens: when I tap F5 (caps lock on)
> the message "CW keyer, ESC to quit" appears in the SD screen for a few
> seconds and then disappears. My radio does not go into TX however. Rig
> Control is set to "on" in SD.
> I'm probably just missing something elementary here. However, as I'm new
> TRX keying I'm at a loss here. RSGB Test starts in 15 minutes and it would
> be nice to have some automated keying here.
> Any help will be very much appreciated.
> Glenn ON4WIX / OR4W
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