[TRLog] NONSSB keyboard lockup?
K4RO Kirk Pickering
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 08:47:15 -0500 (CDT)
I wonder if anyone has made any discoveries regarding
the NONSSB lockups some of us experienced in the IARU?
I've tried to re-create the event, but again, it occurs
seemingly at random. It's tough to make it happen in
a non-contest (test) environment. My test environment
was running both radios at high speed, pretending to
run on radio one and S&P on radio two, just not engaging
the radios VOX (not transmitting.) The imaginary rates
were great. :-) I was only able to make the NONSSB event
occur once, and it immediately "snapped backed" to the
radio's frequency, thanks to the feature Tree recently added.
Then I found a lonely frequency on 15 & 10 and tried it
sending CQ's with power. Again, I was able to make the NONSSB
event occur once, out of about 5 minutes of sending TEST K4RO.
This was after I used my existing log with 1270 some QSO's as
the starting point. (The radio interface seemed to slow down
slightly as the log grows. I may be imagining it.)
It's wierd. I swear it happend a hundred+ times during IARU,
to the point where I could hardly use the keyboard. Now, I'm
having real trouble repeating the same error. I have a sick
feeling that the problem will return in spades in the middle
of the NAQP and Sprint contests, since it seems to only appear
in real time contest situations. :-(
I'm going to try better shielding and yet more toroids, and see
if that helps. Everything is already done with good RG-174 and
properly shielded connectors. I'm probably grasping at straws
now with more ferrite, but I'll try anything.
What baud rate do you IC-765 owners use with TR-Log?
What ICOM COMMAND PAUSE values do you use? Any other ideas
on what I might try to solve this? Thanks for any input.
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