[WriteLog] FT1000MP + Rigblaster Plus

John Bastin jbastin at mac.com
Tue Apr 6 17:52:20 EDT 2004

On Apr 6, 2004, at 2:59 PM, Roger Cooke wrote:

>   I have used the Rigblaster Plus on RTTY in both the AFSK and FSK
> modes. I have also used
> it on CW in a few contests. However, since running it in the FSK mode
> for RTTY I cannot now
> use it on CW. This seems weird to me, and I have spent a few hours
> trying the various permutations
> of the software set-up and the jumpers inside the Rigblaster, all to
> no avail.

Did you change any jumpers in the RigBlaster when you went from using 
it on CW to using it on RTTY?

>   If anybody has a similar configuration, and has managed to set it
> all up in such a way that ONLY
> a mode change on the transceiver is required, I would like to hear how
> you did it!

When I set up the RigBlaster Plus with my MP to run both CW and RTTY 
(FSK), I found that I had to drill a hole in the side of the RigBlaster 
to install another switch to switch one of the jumpers in and out (I 
think it was DTR on Key, but I don't remember for sure and I'm at the 
office right now and the RB is at home). There's one mode that requires 
one jumper, and one mode that requires another. One of the modes 
doesn't care if both jumpers are installed, but the other one balks. 
When I get a look at the manual I can give you more accurate details.

> I do also use
> an external MM3 keyer to insert comments within a contest. Having
> connected the FSK keying lead
> from the RB to the MP, I hope to be able to use CW via the Com port,
> to save changing leads and
> I also must be able to use the narrow filters for both modes.

I don't have any problem with COM port CW in WriteLog using this setup, 
and I can use any filters I want for either mode.


J o h n   B a s t i n           K 8 A J S
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