[Trlog] TR4W

Tod -MN tod at k0to.us
Mon Jun 28 08:10:55 PDT 2010


I presently am using a Desk Top type computer with 'real' COM ports and a
'real' Parallel port. I have tested TR4W using a USB COM port and that works
very well. I do not [yet] have a USB to LPT cable so have no experience with

I do not use the LPT line to specify the band that a particular radio is on
-- I have the TopTen Band Decoders. The LPT lines are only used to provide
PTT and the computer CW keying signal. I do not use the paddles connected to
the LPT inputs  to generate a 'keyer' type CW output since there simply
seems to be no way for anyone [N1MM, etc.] to get the correct timing turn
around to allow paddle CW as we used to have it in the DOS version of

I have not implemented the footswitch.

The DVP function works correctly but the ALT-R and ALT-W options that were
available for the DVK board in TR-Log are not available in TR4W -- at least
not as far as I can tell. 

I have converted some of the documentation from Russian into English --
particularly tables and the command statements for the CFG files.

My experience has been that it seems one must put all of the RADIO ONE and
RADIO TWO command statements into the TR.ini file for things to work. I am
not absolutely certain about that, because the computer and radios are
located in Idaho and I am in Minnesota for the next few weeks. I know that I
had to do something unusual to get statements into the correct directory
before they did what I expected them to do.

Once the Radio One and Radio Two statements were locate in the correct
directory with the correct name things worked exactly as they do/did when
running TR-Log under DOS. 

Tod, K0TO

> -----Original Message-----
> From: k0dq [mailto:k0dq at analog.org] 
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 8:42 AM
> To: 'Tod -MN'
> Subject: RE: [Trlog] TR4W
> Tod,
> Where do you connect the LPT cable on your computer?  Do you 
> use an LPT port or PCMCIA/Express card converter?
> Trying to figure out how to do it with a computer with only USB ports.
> Tnx,
> Scott
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tod -MN [mailto:tod at k0to.us]
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 9:46 AM
> To: 'k0dq'
> Subject: RE: [Trlog] TR4W
> I use Dxdoubler and TR4W.
> What seems to be the non-functioning thing?
> Tod, K0TO
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: trlog-bounces at contesting.com
> > [mailto:trlog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of k0dq
> > Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:05 PM
> > To: trlog at contesting.com
> > Subject: [Trlog] TR4W
> > 
> > Trying to figure out how best to make the transition to 
> Windows based 
> > contest logging program for SO2R.  Preferred option is 
> TR4W, which I 
> > have working on machines with an LPT.
> >  I do have a PIEXX SO2Rxlat and hoped to utilize my trusty 
> DX Doubler, 
> > but doesn't appear to be compatible.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Is anyone successfully using TR4W on a modern laptop (i.e. 
> > only USB ports)
> > in SO2R?   If so, how.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Scott, K0DQ
> > 
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