[WriteLog] CW gibberish

Mike McCarthy, W1NR lists at w1nr.net
Sun Nov 30 21:18:50 EST 2008

Barry wrote:
> After operating the contest for about 30 minutes, I remembered why I 
> used N1MM last year - every now and then, with no discernable pattern, 
> the CW output turns into gibberish.  I'm using a Dell laptop (WinXP, 1 
> gig RAM) with 2 USB to serial adapters - one for the radio control and 
> one for CW.  It works fine with N1MM and is not due to RFI as it occurs 
> even when not transmitting on the air.  Any ideas?
> Tnx,
> Barry W2UP

I had the same thing happen and I don't think it has anything to do with
what else is running.  I have a dual core desktop with PCI serial ports,
no USB and tons of ferrite.  Hitting <ESC> to abort and then hit the
<Fn> key to resend seemed the best way out of it.  Maybe time to invest
in a WinKeyer chip.

Mike, W1NR

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