[WriteLog] New user question

Dan Karg dkarg at ekarg.com
Tue Dec 8 20:03:16 PST 2009


You can get PTT (on RTS) from the COM port, CW would be on the DTR if I recall correctly.
You do not need an LPT port.

To use a laptop with no serial port you will either need a USB to serial port adaptor (very inexpensive)  or a different interface that has a direct USB connection (microHam MicroKeyer or similar).

This WriteLog setup page might help


Also K9JY's site might be useful



Dan K0TI 
-----Original Message-----
From: writelog-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jacob Tennant
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 8:55 PM
To: writelog at contesting.com
Subject: [WriteLog] New user question

I have read over the manual but I am still trying to figure this out. . .

I am running the newest version of Writelog (just bought it tonight) and for voice keying I have a MFJ Deluxe Sound Card interface on serioal port COM1 and cant seem to figure out how to get it setup for use as it does my RTTY,PSK31,voice keyer duties.

I keep seeing references to LPT1 which I know is a printer port but my computer has no printer port, just one serial and 5 USB ports.

To further my question for Christmas I am getting a new laptop and I already know it has ZERO LPT or COM ports, all USB ports.

I am trying to get this all setup for the ARRL 10meter contest this weekend if possible.

Thanks for any help or advice,
Jacob Tennant - K8JWT 

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