[WriteLog] CAT commands

Alfred Frugoli ke1fo at arrl.net
Wed Mar 24 16:50:58 PDT 2010

Hello everyone,

I too, would love to see this implemented in a very flexible way.  I've been
wanting a way to toggle between to preset filter widths on my k3 without
having to reach over and touch the rig, or have a set of two keys to
narrow/widen the filter (since the dsp filter in the K3
is continuously adjustable).

I could also see it utilized in remote operating.  If any of the rig
functions that can be controlled through CAT could be assigned to the
keyboard, then having the rig at your fingertips becomes much less of an

Maybe that's what the "front panel" add ins were designed to do.
 Unfortunately, I've never found any that have been developed.

73 de Al, KE1FO

Check out my Amateur Radio Contesting blog at ke1fo.wordpress.com.

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 5:11 PM, John Hoaglun <john at hoaglun.com> wrote:

> I use Writelog for contests and operating events like Field Day and have
> been for many years. (I am getting the feeling from the emails that
> people don't operate away from their shack.)
> Look at scenario A & B:
> A: Netbook+Radio+serial_cable
> (good portable station)
> B: Netbook+Radio+serial_cable+K1EL_keyer+USB_Cable+Rig_blaster
> +serial_cable+audio_cables+USB_Hub
> (not very portable... replace the netbook with a fullsize pc and it is a
> home station)
> My Question:
> Can Writelog send CAT commands via the F key macros?
> (This has been asked in the archives before but I can't find examples of
> where it has been answered)  Sending CW messages via the "KY" cat
> command would be the most likely topic as quite a few radios can do
> this.
> There are occasions were I want to operate some contests in a more
> minimal configuration depending on the effort level and out of town
> family commitments. Sometimes you don't need all the "stuff" to put a
> bunch of Q's into the log.  :-)
> 73 de NG0R
> On Wed, 2010-03-24 at 16:22 -0400, Bill K2OWR wrote:
> > 
> >
> > :::: I'm still a little baffled by your question. This is a Writelog
> > contest software reflector.
> > How does your question relate to Writelog software and contesting?
> >
> > There may be other software applications to accomplish your needs.
> > For instance, Ham Radio Deluxe is an amazing suite of radio
> > applications that you may be able to utilize for all your non contest
> > needs.
> >
> > Anybody else able to help here?
> >
> >
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