[na-user] NA vs CT using OMNI 6+

00tlzivney@bsuvc.bsu.edu 00tlzivney@bsuvc.bsu.edu
Sun, 14 May 2000 14:57:54 -0500 (EST)

I have had a lot of little nagging problems getting CT9.45 and other versions
to do what I want.  First, let me say that CT works fine with the OMNI 6+.
No gripes whatsoever.  

However, I am having difficulty with CT trying to do two radios.  My second
radio is a Corsair, so no computer control.  Thus, I want to have CT
control the antenna switching via a TopTen Yaesu box on LPT1.  This will
force me to keep the logging on the correct band for the non-computer
compliant radio.  This works ok.  The problem is when I want to use
LPT2 to control a second TopTen box for the second radio.  LPT2 has
the control info for the TopTen box, but it switches between radio 1 and
radio 2!!  Thus, the antenna for radio two is switched to the wrong band
when I am on radio 1. 

Also, the 2-radio bit, pin 14, does not appear to work on LPT2, altho 
it works fine on LPT1.  The problem is, that with the TopTen box on LPT1
to control the antenna, I can't get pin 14 so that I can switch the
keying from radio 1 to radio 2.  The keying bit is active on both
LPT1 & LPT2 at all times (they key in parallel, so to speak).


1) I read some things on the old NA reflector posting that worry me some
about NA and the OMNI VI+.  Is it all squared away now?  I use the
remote 301 knob, too.

2) Does NA let me use two TopTen boxes on LPT1 & LPT2? Can I key
radio 1 off of LPT1 and radio 2 off of LPT2 from the Top Ten boxes
directly or do I still need to access pin 14 to cobble together some
switching doodad?

3) Does anyone make a turnkey 2 radio control box?

Thanks -

4) How similar is NA to CT?  I couldn't find the DATAM site from
contesting.com/DATOM.  I have read some of the TR manual and don't
think I'll live long enough to get up to speed on it.

Terry Zivney, N4TZ/9

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