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[WriteLog] CW keying still doesn't work

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Subject: [WriteLog] CW keying still doesn't work
From: kq3f@comcast.net (Joe Stepansky)
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 06:48:32 -0500
At 10:21 PM 11/21/2002 -0500, Joe Stepansky wrote:
>I've been screwing with this for awhile, until last night when I found out 
>I had the emitter and collector reversed on a 2N2222.  Having fixed that 
>little problem, I plugged the cable into a 9 pin COM3, the other end to 
>the key plug and......NOTHING.
>COM3 checked out fine with Writelog since I plugged the rig into it and it 
>worked fine.  So it's not the COM port.  I built the circuit using a 9 pin 
>connector, with pin 4 (DTR) going to a 1K resistor to the base of the 
>2N2222.  Pin 5 (GND) goes to the emitter and to ground.  The collector 
>goes to the tip of the CW key plug.
>I did a continuity test on the entire cable.  NO breaks, I'm getting 
>continuity all through the cable.  Yet, when I press F2 to send a message, 
>Have COM3 set on the Port setup, with PC Generates as the CW Type.  Went 
>into the properties for COM3, it's 8N1 and I changed the baud from 9600 to 
>1200 (this is a Win2K machine).  Nada.

Well, thanks to Ron, KA9ALS, I've now learned to turn on the LPT/COM RTS 
setting.  Now the interface keys continuously again.  This time I haven't 
reversed the emitter and collector, so I'm not sure what's going on.  Will 
ponder that at lunch.

73, Joe KQ3F

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