[WriteLog] WinKeyer2 Keyer Speed Issues?

Charles Morrison cfmorris at bellsouth.net
Mon Oct 6 18:09:29 EDT 2008

Kelly, I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for, but this same
thing happens with the Microham Microkeyer's Winkey implementation as well.
First time I noticed it was when I used the MK, and it's the same for K1EL

What I'd suggest is when using a Winkey, is to not use the page up/page down
function of WL, instead use the knob.  WL will follow it fine and wont fall
back to any other speed.

My initial assumption was something "scratchy" in the pot for the speed
selector, or simply banging the table was enough to make its value change
slightly.  And of course as you noticed, if the pot changes at all, it
immediately overrides the settings from WL.

Use the pot and forget it.


> Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 08:55:15 -0700
> From: "Kelly Johnson" <n6kj.kelly at gmail.com>
> Subject: [WriteLog] WinKeyer2 Keyer Speed Issues?
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> OK, I know I've seen this numerous times and I'm not imaging it....  I
> saw it again this weekend on two different machines owned by two
> different people.
> Why is it that the PgUp/PgDown buttons don't COMPLETELY control the
> speed of my WinKeyer2 while using WriteLog?  It seems that WinKeyer2
> speed is a function of the setting provided by WriteLog AND the speed
> knob setting on the front of WinKeyer2.  How does this manifest
> itself?  Well, the speed just changes spontaneously while sending from
> WriteLog.  I'll set the speed where I want and a few seconds later it
> will go back to where it was.
> Some have suggested it is RF, but this doesn't make sense for several
> 1) Happens on every WriteLog system I have used.  happened this
> weekend on two systems in two different QTH's
> 2) Speed doesn't get set to random values but rather toggles between 2
> settings;  The two settings are: the WriteLog setting AND the speed
> knob setting
> 3) If I move the speed know so that it matches the WriteLog setting
> then speed remains constant
> I'm 99% certain that something causes the WinKeyer2 to fall back to
> the knob setting after changing it with Writelog.  Is this by design?
> Is there a configuration parameter that changes this behavior so that
> WriteLog fully controls the speed?  I don't want the knob setting the
> speed while connected via WriteLog.

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