[CQ-Contest] RE: SO2R with KENWOOD Radios +++
Randy Thompson, K5ZD
k5zd at charter.net
Sat Jan 22 21:29:03 EST 2005
I use WriteLog and the W5XD external keyer for SO2R. One serial port from
the radio and I get full SO2R switching all from the keyboard. Plus it
handles the CW sending and radio PTT. And it has a manual A/B switch and CW
speed control so I can operate without the computer being on.
Can't understand why people mess with any of the other solutions.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Pete Smith
> Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 9:41 PM
> To: Joe Subich, K4IK; 'George Fremin III'; 'Eric Hilding'
> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] RE: SO2R with KENWOOD Radios +++
> It seems as if this job could be reasonably done with some sort of
> serial-to-bcd converter, appropriately programmed for the Kenwoods,
> followed by the TopTen style decoders. The trouble with this
> new-generation stuff is that it's really pricey, so far.
> TopTen-style band
> decoder boards can be bought from W9XT for $20 each.
> Another, somewhat related topic. Ultimately, parallel ports are
> going away
> too. Is there any SO2R hardware out there that can sense Radio
> A/B toggles
> from any source except LPT pin 14? Is there any logging *software* that
> provides serial A/B switching?
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> At 11:01 AM 1/22/2005, Joe Subich, K4IK wrote:
> >K5TR writes:
> > > There is another way to do what you are trying to do:
> > >
> > > Elecraft makes a box that decodes the band info before it
> > > passes it to the comptuer and this box would take the place
> > > of the top ten band decoders.
> > >
> > > http://www.elecraft.com/KRC2/krc2.htm
> > >
> >For those using Icom radios or not into kit building,
> >MicroHam makes a unit that will decode the serial band data
> >for any flavor of radio as well as providing CW and PTT
> >drivers (open collector transistors). See:
> > http://www.microham.com/band%20decoder.html
> > ... Joe, K4IK
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