[WriteLog] WL + Winkeyer USB Not Playing Together

Bryan Swadener bswadener at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 4 15:47:04 EDT 2016


Thank you for your reply. Again.
Please refer to my last posting to the reflector. Again.

vy 73 es gl,
Bryan WA7PRC
      From: Dean St. Hill
 To: Bryan WA7PRC 
Cc: WriteLog Reflector <writelog at contesting.com>
 Sent: Monday, July 4, 2016 3:58 AM
 Subject: Re: [WriteLog] WL + Winkeyer USB Not Playing Together
BryanI appreciate the "danger" in which case you can temporarily disconnect from the internet while conducting the test.My major point is if you are troubleshooting a problem that many others do not appear to have it is likely something in your local computer environment. You have to think through all the things that might be different between your system and others. One usual difference is virus programmes which have been shown to impact various pieces of ham radio software. I'm simply suggesting you not overlook that possibility.GL73, Dean

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On Jul 4, 2016 2:41 AM, Bryan WA7PRC wrote:

Unless disconnected from the Internet, that's very unsafe.There MUST be a safe alternative.
In any case, in order to know what does/doesn't work,
one makes only one change at a time. I'll try Ron NØAT's
suggestion before entertaining alternatives.

tnx es vy 73,
Bryan WA7PRC

From: Dean St. Hill
To: Bryan WA7PRC
Cc: WriteLog Reflector
 Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2016 10:37 PM
 Subject: Re: [WriteLog] WL + Winkeyer USB Not Playing Together

Also just in case it is an issue could you try disabling any antivirus software. I typically do not run antivirus during contest activity. I have found any number of strange things happening with the antivirus and/or malaware software running.Nothing suggests thus explicitly but seems when all else fails try to eliminate potential problems.73 Dean

On Jul 3, 2016 8:05 PM, Bryan WA7PRC wrote:

Thanks Ron, 

I'll give it a try. I was hoping the fix involved beer. ;-)
tnx es vy 73,
Bryan WA7PRC

 From: Ron N0AT
 To: Bryan WA7PRC
 Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2016 4:13 PM
 Subject: RE: [WriteLog] WL + Winkeyer USB Not Playing Together


I had similar speed changing issues with Writelog and Winkeyer.  I solved the problem by turning the speed pot on the Winkeyer fully CCW, and controlled the speed only with Writelog.  I do not touch the Winkeyer speed pot, just leave it fully CCW.

73 de Ron N0AT

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan WA7PRC
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2016 3:32 PM
To: writelog at contesting.com
Cc: W5XD, Steve Woodruff
Subject: Re: [WriteLog] WL + Winkeyer USB Not Playing Together

After installing WL v11.37B per Wayne's recommendation, I tried it out during the RAC Canada Day contest. I had similar issues with the speed changing all on its own.
The difference was that I didn't see a "Timeout" message.

What to do now?

tnx es vy 73,Bryan WA7PRC

Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:40:48 +0000
From: Wayne, W5XD
To: Writelog Forum
Subject: Re: [WriteLog] WL + Winkeyer USB Not Playing Together

> Ever since I started using a K1EL WinKeyerUSB keyer, I've been having
> problems with it working with WL v10.87K.

The latest releases of Writelog versions 11 and 12, including the demo version, have improvements to WinKey compatibility. Whether you can use or try them depends on what OS your WriteLog is installed in:

Windows 9x  -- you have pretty much the state of the art, circa 1999, already.
Windows XP or higher--you'll need $30 to upgrade to the latest V11
Windows 7 or higher--version 11 works as above, as does version 12 and you have a 3rd, try-before-you-buy alternative:


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