[CQ-Contest] win-key ??

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 10:47:54 PDT 2011

This may be more than you need, but one of the wisest radio equipment 
investments I've ever made is a "station controller".  My particular model 
is the microKEYER-II made by microHAM, but there are others out there I 

This thing has an embedded K1EL keyer, an embedded high end sound card for 
digital modes, an embedded DVK for voice contesting, embedded CAT/C-IV/etc 
to interface your radio (of any brand) to contesting software, and some 
other stuff I can't think of at the moment.

All this from a SINGLE USB port on your computer.  And an innovative (brand 
specific) single cable (37-pin dsub) connection which fans out to the 
appropriate connectors on the rear of your radio.

All the contesting and DXing software of my acquaintance seamlessly works 
with this, and the beauty is that you no longer need "real COM1:" serial 
ports and the supplied drivers obviate all the old "software interrupt 
timing" issues.

Check it out.

73, de Hans, K0HB
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-----Original Message----- 
From: Nate Bargmann
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 3:34 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] win-key ??

* On 2011 19 Jun 14:26 -0500, Dale Putnam wrote:
>   The question is, what is the easiest way to implement win-key? 
> What/where do I find an interface from USB to K2?

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