[Trlog] TR-Log USB question
ua9cdc at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 23:19:05 EDT 2008
TR4W supports networking. I know that quite a few operators use 2 networked
computers for single op 2 radio and hardware lockout on PTT. There are
several advantages in that approach. Most notably is the fact that one is
left with 2 copies of the log. Even in case of failure of one of the
computers you are still able to continue to operate. Another advantage is
that with 2 screens you can have 2 different band maps simultaneously.
73, Igor UA9CDC
> Unfortunately TR4W has no support for SO2R...the main reason I still use
> TR. Any idea if the
> developers are planning on adding two radio support?
> With DOSEMU I was never able to get good CW output except at qrs speeds.
> But I haven't tried since getting a faster computer, maybe worth trying
> I have had some luck recently running TR inside a virtual machine
> (Microsoft Virtual PC 2007,
> host OS Windows XP 32 bit). The hardware virtualization on newer
> processors may be helping. There I am using FreeDOS as the virtual OS, 1
> real com port, 1 USB/serial converter com port, and a parallel port. CW
> sounds quite good. One limitation though is that the Microsoft Virtual PC
> only has 2 serial ports on its virtual machine (ie 2 radios + packet would
> be impossible).
> KVM under Linux may also give similar results (supports hardware
> Finally, one comment to the original post: if it is an older laptop, check
> to see if you can just
> run it directly from a 12V battery, instead of using any converters. For
> FD last year I used an old
> Gateway Solo 5100 laptop, and found it would run just fine with 12V
> applied to wires soldered to
> the laptop's battery terminals (old battery was junk). I put a diode to
> drop the voltage some, but that was probably not needed. This is much more
> efficient that using the laptop's AC converter and a
> battery/AC converter in series.
> -------------- Original message from "Igor Sokolov"
> <ua9cdc at gmail.com>: --------------
>> You may try Windows reincarnation of TRlog called TR4W. It is free and
>> be downloaded here tr4w.qrz.ru
>> It supports almost all the old TRlog commands and works with USB to
>> adapters. It also supports paddle and would look very familiar to TRlog
>> 73, Igor UA9CDC
>> > I am thinking about operating QRP Field Day in 2009 out in the field,
>> > and
>> > using TR-Log.
>> > Since I don't want to use a generator, but I do want to use a computer,
>> > I
>> > would like to know if it is possible to use
>> > TR-Log and key the rig thru a USB port. And, is it possible to get
>> > high
>> > quality paddle generated CW using a USB port? I am willing to buy a
>> > converter, if necessary, to get this to work, hopefully for less than
>> > $100.
>> > My current laptops have parallel ports, but they use about 50 watts.
>> > That
>> > won't work in the field unless I buy a 120 amp hour batter, which kind
>> > of
>> > defeats the purpose. So, I am thinking of buying a new laptop, but it
>> > looks
>> > like these are hard to find if you want a parallel port. The XO-1 "one
>> > laptop per child" looks interesting for this purpose.
>> > I know this is probably in the archives "somewhere", but my three
>> > attempts
>> > to find the answer came up dry.
>> > TIA.
>> > Scott W6CT
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