[WriteLog] 2 transceivers, 2 MK2's, 1 computer
rayday at cox.net
Fri May 27 15:48:03 EDT 2016
I just got an Icom IC-7300 as a travel radio (good value, relatively light
(9 ½ #), 100W, internal AT, smallish, etc.). Im very happy with it.
And I managed to have two microKEYER IIs one very early in production
(Ive installed the recommended internal bypass capacitor for RFI reasons)
and one I bought about one year ago I have that one hooked up to the Omni
VII station transceiver alls well!
I want to use the same Win 8.1 computer I now have hooked up and playing
with the Omni VII and newer MK2 with the older MK2 and the IC-7300. I have
the proper MK2 interface cable for the Icom. The reason Im using two MK2s
is that I dont want to take apart the home station and steal the MK2 when I
travel. Ultimately, Ill have a Win 8.1 laptop with its own Router software,
but for now, Id like to get the 7300 working with its own MK2.
In reviewing the MK2 manual, Ill be going inside the MK2 and doing what I
need to do to be sure the Electret/Dynamic MK2 connections/jumpers are set
properly. Should be straightforward. Ditto the power connection arrangements
(both these procedures are on p8 and p9. So far, so good.
I have presets all set up for WriteLog, MMTTY, N3FJP ACLog, etc., and all of
course use the current radio (Omni VII), selected in the PORTS menu under MK
II Omni VII tab.
After reading the setup instructions, it looks like if I follow the manual
(I would have unplugged the USB cable from the Omni VII / newer MK2 from the
computer) and (at the proper time) plug the IC-7300s (different) MK2 into
the station computer and trust the computers Router software will see that
its not what its been seeing but theres another MK2 (with the 7300)
connected to it and the setup will end up with another Router tab labeled
MK2 - IC-7300 and Ill configure everything just as though Im starting
fresh. Is this the way it will work? Seems logical, but I thought Id check
with someone that might have already done this.
Hope alls well and Ill be working a bunch on the WL gang in a few hours!
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