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Re: Kenwood TS-890 Settings

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

I had a TS870 and now a 590. Kenwood does have a CW send command but that method is really not a very good way to send CW. If you want good CW you should use a keyer. Winkeyer is probably the way to go.

 

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN

Hierro Candente Batir de Repente

44.08226N 92.51265 W en34rb

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io <N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io> On Behalf Of W4PF-Steve
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:37
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] Kenwood TS-890 Settings

 

Folks... I see where this topic has come up already, but I have not either seen a solution or if it is possible; maybe I've missed something. I want to not use any interface on the Kenwood TS-890 other than the usb cable to the computer. I have the drivers installed and have two virtual com ports up and working. I want to send CW over to the radio via N1MM. I can key the radio, but no cw output; N1MM does read the radio's frequency. 
Any help here please and thanks in advance.
Steve W4PF 


--
W0MN Rochester, MN

Re: Kenwood TS-890 Settings

Ed W2LCQ
 

I don’t have a TS-890 but an ICOM 756 Pro III. I was given to understand that I needed to use a Winkeyer between my radio and N1MM+ in order to handle the CW. I have the radio on COM3 and the Winkeyer on COM4 via a USB A/B cable. The Winkeyer plugs into the rig’s key jack. A Valley Enterprises USB serial interface FTDI cable connects the rig to the computer. Hope this helps. 

73, Ed Jones W2LCQ

CWops 701 - SKCC 5474 - FISTS 12294
           —-Frankford Radio Club—-






On Sep 19, 2019, at 12:37 PM, W4PF-Steve <w4pf@...> wrote:

Folks... I see where this topic has come up already, but I have not either seen a solution or if it is possible; maybe I've missed something. I want to not use any interface on the Kenwood TS-890 other than the usb cable to the computer. I have the drivers installed and have two virtual com ports up and working. I want to send CW over to the radio via N1MM. I can key the radio, but no cw output; N1MM does read the radio's frequency. 
Any help here please and thanks in advance.
Steve W4PF 

Re: Bavarian Contest Club QSO Party 2019 tomorrow (September 19-th), UDC uploaded (Tnx DJ8VH)

Victor Androsov
 

The BCC QSO Party scoreboard:  https://contestonlinescore.com/scoreboard/?contest_id=367 

N1MM+ is fine for that contest.

73!
 
Victor
VA2WA


On Thu, 19 Sep 2019 at 04:53, Les Elliott via Groups.Io <g4ogb=tiscali.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
That’s a crafty bit of scoring, Nick
73
Les
 
From: NA3M Nick
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:37 AM
Subject: [N1MM+] Bavarian Contest Club QSO Party 2019 tomorrow (September 19-th), UDC uploaded (Tnx DJ8VH)
 

Hello,

 

        Rules for BCC QSO Party 2019 are here: http://www.bavarian-contest-club.de/contest/qso-partys2019/rules-BCC-QSO-Parties-2019;art601,2220

New UDC and CallHistory files for BCC-QSO-Parties 2019  were just uploaded.

 

Download  udc file from here: https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/bavarian-contest-club-qso-party-springautumn/#

and copy it into Documents\N1MM Logger+\UserDefinedContests folder.

 

Download CallHistory file from here: https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/call-history-file-bcc-members/#

and copy it into Documents\N1MM Logger+\CallHistoryFiles folder.

 

Run logger and open new log for BCCPARTY contest. Import Call History file BCC-Members.txt. In the Config menu Enable CallHistory Lookup.

 

Nick NA3M

 

Kenwood TS-890 Settings

W4PF-Steve
 

Folks... I see where this topic has come up already, but I have not either seen a solution or if it is possible; maybe I've missed something. I want to not use any interface on the Kenwood TS-890 other than the usb cable to the computer. I have the drivers installed and have two virtual com ports up and working. I want to send CW over to the radio via N1MM. I can key the radio, but no cw output; N1MM does read the radio's frequency. 
Any help here please and thanks in advance.
Steve W4PF 

Re: Larger Data Entry Screen

Bill Eckenrode <w5sg.bill@...>
 

Thanks for your response. I had worked with the sizer and fonts earlier, but I will give it another shot.
Bill, Klein, TX





On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM Gerald Boutin (VE1DT) <groupsio@...> wrote:
On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 12:22 PM, Bill Eckenrode wrote:
Is there a way to increase the size of the data entry screen vertically? I can increase or decease it horizontally.  I've gone through the fonts and sizes as listed in the Config menu, but that does do much for me. On the other screens, I can adjust them both vertically and horizontally. I looked through some of the past messages, but did not find the answer.  I am running version 1.0.7952.0
Bill, Klein, TX

 
Bill,

The Entry window size is automatically set based on the font sizes you are using. So, increase the Font size for "Smaller Buttons..." to make them as large as you want. That will definitely make the Entry Window taller. Then, use the Form Font Sizers on the Bandmap, Available, Telnet windows to put them back to smaller fonts if you wish.

As needed, you can tweak some of the other font size settings to get the rest of the fonts to be the size you want. The "Form Font Sizers" are there to allow tweaking the font size in the other individual windows.

--
Gerald, VE1DT

Re: Larger Data Entry Screen

Gerald Boutin (VE1DT)
 

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 12:22 PM, Bill Eckenrode wrote:
Is there a way to increase the size of the data entry screen vertically? I can increase or decease it horizontally.  I've gone through the fonts and sizes as listed in the Config menu, but that does do much for me. On the other screens, I can adjust them both vertically and horizontally. I looked through some of the past messages, but did not find the answer.  I am running version 1.0.7952.0
Bill, Klein, TX

 
Bill,

The Entry window size is automatically set based on the font sizes you are using. So, increase the Font size for "Smaller Buttons..." to make them as large as you want. That will definitely make the Entry Window taller. Then, use the Form Font Sizers on the Bandmap, Available, Telnet windows to put them back to smaller fonts if you wish.

As needed, you can tweak some of the other font size settings to get the rest of the fonts to be the size you want. The "Form Font Sizers" are there to allow tweaking the font size in the other individual windows.

--
Gerald, VE1DT

Re: update version

kd2joe@...
 

Thank you Rick.All good.

Re: comport conflict

Paul Holmes <paul.holmes46@...>
 

Many thanks guys
I have tried every combination of setups between N1mm, radio, COM 3 winkey and COM 6, the virtual COMport of the rs232 to usb lead and find that  by opening the device manager it can be seen that if the COM 6 lead is inserted first it shows on device manager, then when COM 3 lead is inserted, COM 6 is shunted off and only COM 3 shows, also chaos reigns, freezing ,etc. So com 3 always first.
This could explain why N1mm worked flawlessly in the IARU contest a while ago, and why it always worked well before, when I used a serial lead. I set up a contest on a dummy load and all ok, so  I’ll know on Saturday if this is the answer.
I use a half G5RV antenna with 100 watts max and  only use CW. I have never had  rfi issues
This begs the question why a good serial lead should fail and also a new replacement lead on both PC’s
Two duff leads is stretching it a bit but not impossible I suppose.  Do they need drivers ?
Also  I get a lot of background noise on 10 , 14, 24 , 28 Mhz which seem to increase when I plug in the RS232 lead. Is it coming from the radio into the PC and back thru winkey?
Would a toroidal ring wound into the  input coax be the answer or ferrite rings somewhere?
Thanks for  your advice, if things run smoothly in the SAC contest it may benefit someone on the forum.
I’ll let you know anyway.
73
Paul/M0SEV



On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 9:00 PM ve3ki <ve3iay@...> wrote:
You said "If another prog was running using com 5 would it not appear on device manager before I plugged in winkey and radio". No, device manager does not report whether an application program is using a port, it merely reports that the port exists in your system, regardless of whether it is currently in use or not. If some other program is using COM5 before N1MM+ starts up, N1MM+ will be unable to open COM5 and will tell you so at startup. If N1MM+ is able to open and use COM5, then there is no other program using it at that time.

If N1MM+ is able to open COM5 and use it to communicate with the radio initially, and subsequently it starts issuing error messages related to COM5, something is going seriously wrong inside the computer. If the start of the problems coincides with the beginning of transmitting, or perhaps with the beginning of transmitting on a particular band or a particular mode or with a particular antenna, that is a very strong clue as to the cause of the problems.

In your first message, you said, in part: "..."N1MM+ tunes all freqs, all bands ... When I start a contest and start to key, ..." and then problems start to happen. This is a classic description of an RFI problem. Peripheral devices (keyboards, mice, almost anything using USB) are particularly susceptible to RFI, and coupling of RF from a nearby transmitter onto the wires connecting these devices to the computer can introduce all sorts of spurious signals into the computer that can result in all kinds of crazy behaviour, including generating error messages that have nothing to do with the actual cause of the problem. Do the problems still happen if you reduce transmitted power to a very low level and/or use a dummy load?

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 02:33 PM, Paul Holmes wrote:
Sorry, it's not a tuner, I mean the radio which is "tuned" by the digimaster.
Another message received is "This action cannot be completed because the other application is busy. Choose “switch to “ to activate the busy application and correct the problem
Switch to        retry"
This locks up everything and I have to switch off at the wall
It doesnt say what program it  is and pressing   switch to   or    reset
does nothing. This appears with N1MM classic which I've used for years and never a hitch.
The first sign of trouble was when the radio ceased communicating with  N1MM.   I was told it was probably the catlead altho why a good lead should rupture I don't know but I bought a new serial lead and that didn't work either so I got a serial to usb  Digimaster with an ftdi chip and that works fine, all freqs, all bands.
If another prog was running using com 5 would it not appear on device manager before I plugged in winkey and radio.
Using two PC's, com 3 always defaults to winkeyer  and the others are virtual comports from Digimaster.
This N1mmsocket 13064 seem to be a messaging device but in config-broadcast data nothing is ticked.
I tried tuning/testing the radio using a laptop with win 7 and that worked but I haven't tried it in a contest yet, and that's when it happens, although in the IARU contest it ran continuously.





On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 4:03 PM Larry K8UT <K8UT@...> wrote:
Something else is running that you haven't told us about...
 
>the tuner freezes and the following message appears
What tuner?
 
 
-larry K8UT
------ Original Message ------
Sent: 2019-08-26 09:14:48
Subject: [N1MM+] comport conflict
 
Hi
I think there may be an incorrect config entry in my program
. I only use CW with win XP, Winkeyer USB and Digimaster serial to USB using a virtual comport.
Displaying device manager shows ;
comport COM 1
Comport COM 2
printer port LPT 1
Plugging in Winkeyer - USB serial port com 4
Plugging in Digimaster - USB serial port COM 5
N1MM+ tunes all freqs, all bands and keys them.
When I start a contest and start to key, the tuner freezes and the following message appears-
"Receiving UDP N1MMsocket 13064 is already in use. COM 5 is in use by another program but the port is also configured in N1MM Logger.  The comport will not work in N1MM Logger until this is corrected"
My Config readings are
Com 5 FT 450 9600 n 8 2 DTR always on  RTS always on  1 radio polling rate normal  ticked
Com 4 CW tick DTR always on  RTS always off  VFO 1 ptt 30  Winkey ticked
Radio yaesu ft 450 catrate 9600 same as program
In config - broadcast data nothing is ticked.  Is it possible that a setting in digi or other section could be interfering with the CW ?
I had a similar problem on another PC
Would appreciate your advice.
Paul/M0SEV

 

 

Larger Data Entry Screen

Bill Eckenrode <w5sg.bill@...>
 

Is there a way to increase the size of the data entry screen vertically? I can increase or decease it horizontally.  I've gone through the fonts and sizes as listed in the Config menu, but that does do much for me. On the other screens, I can adjust them both vertically and horizontally. I looked through some of the past messages, but did not find the answer.  I am running version 1.0.7952.0
Bill, Klein, TX



Re: Changing mode to RTTY

AI9T
 

I changed Radio 1 to RTTY and now it seems to be OK. Thanks Rich

73 Steve AI9T

Re: Changing mode to RTTY

ve3ki
 

Check the settings in the Configurer under the Mode Control tab, in the "Mode sent to radio" area.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 08:28 AM, AI9T wrote:
When I try to change my mode in N1MM to RTTY it is not changing the mode on my Flex 6600. Changing to any other mode works fine. I'm using the latest version of N1MM.
73 Steve AI9T

Changing mode to RTTY

AI9T
 

When I try to change my mode in N1MM to RTTY it is not changing the mode on my Flex 6600. Changing to any other mode works fine. I'm using the latest version of N1MM.
73 Steve AI9T

locked Re: New Version

Tom - N1MM
 

Version 1.0.7952 (Sept 17, 2019)
  1. When using Spectrum Scope with ExtIO-based SDR's, changed method detecting when transmitting. (Coded by N2IC)
  2. UDC: Bug fix for "PointsPerContact = /MA,x" or "= /MM,x". (G4OGB) (Coded by NA3M)
  3. FT8/FT4 modes: Every transmission in FT8/FT4 mode was adding line "Radio SetXmit - isRx= " in LogError.txt - fixed (Coded by NA3M)
  4. SRRCUPDIGI: Bug fix for band changes per hour not counted for Single-Op category stations. (R4KO) (Coded by NA3M)

Re: Bavarian Contest Club QSO Party 2019 tomorrow (September 19-th), UDC uploaded (Tnx DJ8VH)

Les Elliott
 

That’s a crafty bit of scoring, Nick
73
Les
 

From: NA3M Nick
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:37 AM
Subject: [N1MM+] Bavarian Contest Club QSO Party 2019 tomorrow (September 19-th), UDC uploaded (Tnx DJ8VH)
 

Hello,

 

        Rules for BCC QSO Party 2019 are here: http://www.bavarian-contest-club.de/contest/qso-partys2019/rules-BCC-QSO-Parties-2019;art601,2220

New UDC and CallHistory files for BCC-QSO-Parties 2019  were just uploaded.

 

Download  udc file from here: https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/bavarian-contest-club-qso-party-springautumn/#

and copy it into Documents\N1MM Logger+\UserDefinedContests folder.

 

Download CallHistory file from here: https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/call-history-file-bcc-members/#

and copy it into Documents\N1MM Logger+\CallHistoryFiles folder.

 

Run logger and open new log for BCCPARTY contest. Import Call History file BCC-Members.txt. In the Config menu Enable CallHistory Lookup.

 

Nick NA3M

 

Re: Need Help, TX key Digital with IC718

Rick Ellison
 

If you have a USB to serial adapter you can make up a circuit to plug into the Serial Adapter That will work for you.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:23 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io; w8hw@...
Subject: [N1MM+] Need Help, TX key Digital with IC718

 

We are deploying to the Bahamas to set up communications, and have been given Icom's IC-718 to check out and make digital. Because of shortens of time, I am making up the connections for the 13 PIN Din in back of radio. The problem I have found is TX/RX command does not exist in IC-718 CIV library. So PTT via CIV (cat) is out of the question. The Laptop computers provided (as you might expect) does not have DB9 connector for me to make up 2n2222 TX-PTT keying circuit. So my problem is to find a way for computer to tell radio to go into TX. I have only been given very short time to invent an answer with parts around the shack, I do have lots of stuff around the shack, even Arduino if needed. Please help us save lives. I thank you in advance.

73, Bruce, W8HW@...

Land line 772.340.1620


Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: Need Help, TX key Digital with IC718

Brian D
 

When I used my ic718 I used CTS from the USB dongle on the laptop to switch
the TX, I may have used a single transistor buffer or opto isolator in
between. Failing that you could use VOX.




"Bruce" <w8hw@...> wrote:

*We are deploying to the Bahamas to set up communications,* and have been
given Icom's IC-718 to check out and make digital. Because of shortens of
time, I am making up the connections for the 13 PIN Din in back of radio.
_The problem I have found is TX/RX command does not exist in IC-718 CIV
library_. So PTT via CIV (cat) is out of the question. The Laptop
computers provided (as you might expect) does not have DB9 connector for
me to make up 2n2222 TX-PTT keying circuit. So my problem is to find a way
for computer to tell radio to go into TX. I have only been given very
short time to invent an answer with parts around the shack, I do have lots
of stuff around the shack, even Arduino if needed. Please help us save
lives. I thank you in advance.

73, Bruce, W8HW@...

Land line 772.340.1620





--
Brian D
G3VGZ

Bavarian Contest Club QSO Party 2019 tomorrow (September 19-th), UDC uploaded (Tnx DJ8VH)

NA3M Nick
 

Hello,

 

        Rules for BCC QSO Party 2019 are here: http://www.bavarian-contest-club.de/contest/qso-partys2019/rules-BCC-QSO-Parties-2019;art601,2220

New UDC and CallHistory files for BCC-QSO-Parties 2019  were just uploaded.

 

Download  udc file from here: https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/bavarian-contest-club-qso-party-springautumn/#

and copy it into Documents\N1MM Logger+\UserDefinedContests folder.

 

Download CallHistory file from here: https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/call-history-file-bcc-members/#

and copy it into Documents\N1MM Logger+\CallHistoryFiles folder.

 

Run logger and open new log for BCCPARTY contest. Import Call History file BCC-Members.txt. In the Config menu Enable CallHistory Lookup.

 

Nick NA3M

 

Need Help, TX key Digital with IC718

Bruce
 

We are deploying to the Bahamas to set up communications, and have been given Icom's IC-718 to check out and make digital. Because of shortens of time, I am making up the connections for the 13 PIN Din in back of radio. The problem I have found is TX/RX command does not exist in IC-718 CIV library. So PTT via CIV (cat) is out of the question. The Laptop computers provided (as you might expect) does not have DB9 connector for me to make up 2n2222 TX-PTT keying circuit. So my problem is to find a way for computer to tell radio to go into TX. I have only been given very short time to invent an answer with parts around the shack, I do have lots of stuff around the shack, even Arduino if needed. Please help us save lives. I thank you in advance.

73, Bruce, W8HW@...

Land line 772.340.1620

N1MM-WSJT-K3S-no PTT when WSJT opened fromN1MM -

Hank K7HP
 

OK thanks for inputs - I think I figured out what I did . I had always simply run WSJT stand alone and once I manually set the K3 TX Data to DATA A  it remembered that .   Took til today for me and my  thick skull to realize that N1MM Config was now setting the data mode for WSJT  I know you guys have said to put DIGI as PSK for the K3 a hundred times at least --I even printed that tout - at least I am man enough to fess up.  Anyhow  made a FT8 qso and all seems to work.Thanks for your patience.

The clue was I saw K3 TX DATA had a REV above it when I opened WSJT thru N1MM -I merrily held the mode button to get rid of REV and got the dreaded K3 ERR KEY after one  transmission and it would not stop TX. Poking around I found the WINKEY PTT line was locked on and rebooting did no good -for some reason I had to unplug the USB line to WINKEY and let it find its com port again- at least it went back to COM5 . So that forced me to look at the N1MM config windows again and there it was. This damn 85 year old mind gets frustrated at times.

RE the dupes -- I THINK I have that puzzled out from an exercise to merge some other logs from another database (all on same computer ) .
I kept getting the same "zillion DUPES" even though I had edited the ADIF  to get just the dates I wanted - I finally found  the "Using N1MM Logger+ and ADIF to Merge Logs "-Still dont understand why I had to make a new database to combine same contest type files -but it workee.
Now I will do a long desired merge of all my N1MM logs since about 2010

73
Hank K7HP

Re: N1MM-WSJT

Pat Patterson
 

John,

I have been changing my Rover QTH grid with the Config > Change Station Data.  I’ll start using ROVERQTH in the entry window.  Thanks for the info….should have read the manual!

 

73,

Pat, W5VY

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io <N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Bednar via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:06 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MM+] N1MM-WSJT

 

Pat,

 

When you changed the Rover QTH with Ctrl+H or the command ROVERQTH you will see this prompt:

 

"Would you like the Station Long/Lat changed so 'FN20' is used for beam heading calculations?"

 

John, K3CT

 

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Pat Patterson
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:18 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] N1MM-WSJT

 

I operated as a Rover in the ARRL Sept VHF QSO Party.  The new integration between WSJTx and N1MM+ worked very well.  I run as SO2R with a FT991A on 6, 2 and 70cm and a KX3 as the IF for 222, 902, 1296 and 2304.  Have a parallel port BCD band decoder to steer antenna switching, and PTT to transverters/amps. Winkey USB for CW and PTT.   I ran WSJTx FT8 on the FT991A and had no issues starting/ending WSJTx. 

Had one issue with logging.  As a Rover, it's important to log the Rover QTH Grid to drive the dupe process when moving to a new grid.  When running FT8 WJST sends logging data to N1MM+ but it appears that the "Grid" entered in the WSJT Settings "General" tab isn't passed to N1MM+ or that N1MM+ isn't handling it?   The Rover QTH field in the Log Window is blank for FT8 Qs.  I had to manually update to keep dupe checking working.  I only made 125 Qs from six grids so I should be able to remember who I've worked from where!  I suppose you could check the N1MM+ Rover QTH value and use that for logging to supplement the info received from WSJTx

Also, in N1MM+ Station Information (Config > Change your Station Data) there is a field for Grid Square (I've assumed it's your home QTH Grid?) and a Rover QTH field (the Grid you are currently operating from)    I noticed when using Call History and a Station's call is entered (that was found in History) the calculation of bearing/distance was based on the Station Data "Grid Square" and not the "Rover QTH" grid.  Rovers are a very small subset of N1MM+ users.  If it isn't a big deal would it be possible to grab the "Rover QTH" grid for heading calculations?  Maybe you already do and I just have something cross threaded.
73,
Pat, W5VY