[WriteLog] Elecraft K3 function keys / macros for WriteLog

Jerry Pixton jpixton at shentel.net
Tue Aug 19 15:38:11 EDT 2014


With Windows 7, I think you need to place your commands in the 
Writelog.ini file that is in


I think the file in c:\windows\ is never used

Hope this hint might help

Jerry, W6IHG

On 8/18/2014 9:54 PM, Ed Herbrechtsmeier wrote:
> I've been trying program keyboard macros or commands for my
> Elecraft K3 with no success.  I've read a number of posts
> on this reflector, the WriteLog documentation, and the K3
> documentation for months now but still no joy.  I have the
> feeling that I'm just missing one little thing.
> Except for my attempts to program function keys, WriteLog
> and the K3 are quite happy together.  For example, I can
> click on a spot in WriteLog and the radio tunes correctly.
> Similarly, I can spin the tuning knob and the WriteLog
> band map tracks correctly.
> I can also use the Command Tester feature of the
> Elecraft K3 Utility to send commands to the K3 which are
> executed correctly.
> I'm using Windows 7 and my writelog.ini file
> is C:\Windows\writelog.ini
> The portion of my WriteLog.ini file with the commands is:
> [Elecraft_K3_commands]
> Macro_10=rt0;
> Macro_11=rt1;
> 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)
> but none of these work.My goal is to record my CQ message
> on the K3 DVR and program WriteLog to send it but all
> I have so far is frustration.
> Any ideas out there on what I'm missing?
> Thanks & 73,
> Ed K3QX
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Dr. Jerry R. Pixton, PIXOS Designs
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