[ct-user] CW USE WITH TS-2000

Ed K1EP k1ep.list at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 11:10:06 EST 2007

I don't think you can count on the computer having the state of the LPT or serial port known when the computer boots up.  I have always been in the habit of turning off QSK in my radio when I am not around or using the program or when rebooting the computer.  If the radio is constantly being keyed, then you have to determine whether it is the plug (plug it in to another radio), the radio (connect a bare plug and see if you can key the radio with a jumper), the computer (disconnect the lpt port plug), or the program (use another program to key the radio).  I have not used a TS2000 myself, but would have to believe that there is nothing unique about the way to key it from a 930.  Like I said, this radio is an older radio and therefore doesn't require special high voltage isolation which if not employed with probably short the transistor and cause it to key constantly.  

At 3/11/2007 11:12 AM, W2RU - Bud Hippisley wrote:
>charlie carroll wrote:
>>And one other thing... on my old ts-940, I used to have to hit the ESC 
>>key when CT started.  Otherwise the radio would immediately be keyed.
>Charlie, I thought about that, too.  But that was a problem with the 
>initial state of all the lines on the *serial* port when CT started up, 
>and only affected the keying of the rig if I was using the serial port 
>to key it.   (Mine was a TS-940, also.)  Hank says he's keying from the 
>parallel port, so I don't think he should see that problem.   At least, 
>I *hope* he doesn't see that problem.... :-)
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