[WriteLog] K3 shortcuts

K2MK k2mk at comcast.net
Tue Aug 19 09:32:56 EDT 2014

Hi Ed,

I've had success with K3 WriteLog macros so I'll try my hand at helping you.

Your ini file lines look correct.

Your first two lines of WriteLog keyboard shortcuts look correct.

I have 3 areas of concern.

I don't know what your third and fourth lines do. You might want to take 
them out until you can advance past basic communications.

Next, in  your WriteLog keyboard shortcuts you have to remember that the 
number 1 after the word Rig is your COM port number. So be sure that your 
serial connection between your PC and your K3 is on COM port 1. If it is 
some other COM port number you should enter that number after the word Rig.

Finally, I don't know if it's a good idea to assign F01 and F02 to macros. 
WriteLog uses certain function keys to send CW, RTTY, and SSB messages. It's 
possible that the program doesn't like it if you try to override these basic 
functions. To prove or disprove this statement you should try assigning 
those two keyboard shortcuts to keys that are not pre-assigned by WriteLog. 
You might try one of the following keys:

Minus sign
Plus sign

Mike K2MK

To:     writelog at contesting.com
Subject:     [WriteLog] Elecraft K3 function keys / macros for WriteLog
From:     Ed Herbrechtsmeier <ed2000 at gmail.com>
Date:     Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:54:22 -0400

The portion of my WriteLog.ini file with the commands is:


These commands are RIT Off and RIT On. I'm using these
for testing as they are very simple and I can see the
RIT LED switch off/on on the K3.

I'm using the Setup->Keyboard Shortcuts... window to link
keyboard functions to the K3 macros, namely:

F01 -> Rig1Command(10)
F02 -> Rig1Command(11)
F03 -> RigKbdCommand(10)
F04 -> RigKbdCommand(11) 

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