[ct-user] CW keying
N7MAL at CITLINK.NET
Wed Dec 14 18:26:26 EST 2005
Ed I really hate to disagree with your comments but unfortunately I do. You said: ""unless your processor speed is fast and nothing else is running.""
I presently have a P4 running XP. When I'm running CTWIN I also have Outlook Express running checking mail every 20 minutes. I always have GeoClock running, network program, and my packet software is running whether I'm connected or not. I have never had 'choppy' CW keying an FT1000MP via the LPT port. Prior to this computer I had a P2 running 98SE and all the other software. Off the top of my gray-matter I would suggest trying another interface. Back in the 80's I had an xsistor go bad in my interface. It was the last place I looked because it was to easy to blame the computer.
Just a thot....73
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----- Original Message -----
From: Ed K1EP
To: K4FJ at aol.com ; ct-user at contesting.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 21:43
Subject: Re: [ct-user] CW keying
At 12/14/2005 04:26 PM, K4FJ at aol.com wrote:
>In the 10M contest I noticed my cw seemed choppy (light weighting) and I am
>curious why. I don't recall this before. I am using the latest CTWin, Win
>98SE, and the computer is a P2/350 with little else running, if anything. I
>did not use rig control or packet--CT was just logging and providing CW
>directly to the FT-1000D via a W1GEE interface.
>I have asked a few locals if they noticed it, but I know it was there.
>This AM, I tried my WriteLog, using the same computer, and the W5XD Keyer
>and keying was great.
You apparently are comparing apples to oranges. I am not familiar with the W5XD or W1GEE keyers, but since CTWin doesn't support external keyers and WL doesn't support LPT keying (I believe) you are talking about two different things. Keying via the LPT port under windows will produce choppy CW unless your processor speed is fast and nothing else is running. WL doesn't send CW directly, it sends code to a keyer that produces the CW. Each character will be perfectly formed that way, although there might be delays between characters, if they aren't send to the keyer at the right time.
>Any thoughts are appreciated.
>73, Steve, K4FJ
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