Re: Winkey PTT momentary dropout


Dave et al,

From what I am hearing that yourself, Barry (N1EU) and Joe (WB9SBD) all are seeing this particular problem.

What appears to be common is that you have Winkey with Winkey delay settings set to 0. Yet, this was working fine with no drop outs, even if you string together a bunch of spaces.

To me, that sounds like you are NOT using Winkey for PTT. So, what ARE you actually using for PTT?

>> Gerald, VE1DT

---In N1MMLoggerplus@..., <k6ll.dave@...> wrote :

That’s exactly where mine was dropping out – between 59 and AZ!
N2IC’s description of Winkey PTT as more like a VOX doesn’t exactly fit with reality here.  Yesterday I made a macro with “1     2”  That’s five spaces between the 1 and the 2, and PTT did not drop out, even with tail time of zero, which I have been using for a couple of years.
Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ


Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:40 AM
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerplus] Re: Winkey PTT momentary dropout

My Winkey was dropping PTT in RUN mode in the middle of my EXCH, between "65" and "ENY".  I'll fiddle with the Winkey settings but I don't remember ever experiencing that before in a contest.
73, Barry N1EU
On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 8:51 PM, ve3ki@... [N1MMLoggerplus] <N1MMLoggerplus@...> wrote:

Some things to look for: Did that only happen in run mode, or also in S&P? Was the dropout perhaps between F5 and F2 in run mode? That might help pin it down.

Rich VE3KI

---In N1MMLoggerplus@..., <k6ll.dave@...> wrote :

I noticed during SS that my Winkey PTT was momentarily dropping
out when I was sending my exchange. To get around the issue
during the contest, I just turned on VOX. Experimenting with it
today, I see that if I increase the Winkey Tail Time setting to
7, the PTT dropout no longer occurs. That setting had been zero
during the contest. I'll just leave it as 7, but I think
something has changed. My exchange macro is just the usual # U *
59 AZ. N1MM version is 5289.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

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