[CQ-Contest] RE: SO2R with KENWOOD Radios +++

Olivier Le Cam f5mzn at win-test.com
Sun Jan 23 03:12:00 EST 2005

Randy Thompson, K5ZD wrote:

> 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.

I agree with Randy and I'd like to tell you about an even better 
product: http://www.hamradiosolutions.com/

One USB port, and you get [if your software supports it] an all mode 
full SO2R switching which integrates radio interfacing (Kenwood, Yaesu, 
Icom, ...), CW/SSB keyers,  flexible antennas and filters outputs, and 
much more. I really appreciate the ability of switching the headphone 
configuration (Radio A/B/Both) at any moment of the QSO, which lets the 
operator configure any SO2R scenarios for automatic headphone switching. 
And it comes with an excellent support for the developers!... BTW, the 
EZMaster is also compatible with softwares that don't support the 
advanced USB feature yet.

On the other hand, for peoples who already have an SO2R interface, the 
MicroKeyer band decoder (http://www.microham.com/band%20decoder.html) is 
really a great (the best?) solution.

Olivier / f5mzn

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