[WriteLog] DXD and Piexx SO2RXlat
Joe Subich, W4TV
lists at subich.com
Fri Sep 5 11:35:00 EDT 2014
> This doesn't directly answer Hal's original question and I don't know
> any WriteLog users who use the DXD/Piexx interface. In fact, the only
> person using the DXD/Piexx I'm aware of is Scott K0DQ, but he uses it
> with Win-Test.
I don't know what Hal's specific issue might be but other than O2SRP
vs. "MK2R" protocol the DXD/Piexx and microHAM micro2R should work the
same. DXD/Piexx will need to use "PC Generates" CW and switch it to
the focused radio while micro2R will use K1EL WinKey 2 switched to each
For those doing RTTY with FSK, micro2R includes two UART based FSK/PTT
ports which eliminates the need for additional serial converters.
The real advantage of MK2R+ over micro2R is that MK2R+ includes both
radio (CAT/CI-V) and sound cards plus added station control capability
(band decoder, PA sequencer, etc.) that are not included in either
DXD/Piexx or micro2R. The cost of MK2R+ is less a pair of interfaces
like DigiKeyer II or microKEYER II (or equivalent) plus the DXD/Piexx
or micro2R. However, as Ed points out, micro2R makes a lot of sense
for those who already have the other hardware and are looking to add
SO2R switching capability.
... Joe, W4TV
On 2014-09-05 11:10 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
> The u2R is functionally a next generation DXD that adds USB and a WinKey.
> Its configuration is much more powerful and flexible, all accomplished with
> the MicroHAM Router software. The u2R is the perfect replacement product
> for long-time DXD users who want the key SO2R capability without all the
> features of the MKR2+.
> I too almost went the route of the Piexx SO2RXlat to keep my beloved DXD
> working with updated PCs. Then, the MicroHAM u2R was introduced and a much
> better solution was available.
> This doesn't directly answer Hal's original question and I don't know any
> WriteLog users who use the DXD/Piexx interface. In fact, the only person
> using the DXD/Piexx I'm aware of is Scott K0DQ, but he uses it with
> Ed W0YK
> John KK9A wrote:
> I asked this question a few years ago and I did find someone using this
> configuration, however to me it seemed complicated to set up. I already
> had wasted a lot of time trying unsuccessfully to get a PCIe parallel card
> to work with Writelog on a new computer. So instead, I purchased a
> MicroHam Micro2R which can be controlled by a USB port. Since I already
> had other MicroHam products it was easy for me to set up and operate.
> Hal N4GG wrote:
> I'd like to hear from anyone (off list please) who is using WRITELOG with
> the DX doubler and the Piexx SO2RXlat for the interface..
> Thanks --
> Hal N4GG
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