Re: CW Keying for IC-7300 using USB
Just a thought. I am personally unable to test at this time.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If you have an external keypad connected to send memories 1-4, and you are in SSB mode, pressing button 1 will send Voice Memory 1. If you are in CW mode, pressing button 1 will send CW Memory 1, and if you are in RTTY mode, pressing Button 1 will send RTTY Memory 1. Other than the mode selected, there is no place that says what the button press will play other than the selected mode.
Considering that, I'm wondering if, using CI-V, you send the command to play Voice Memory 1 (280001), it may actually play the appropriate memory based on the mode you are in? Might I suggest, if someone is able, programming some memory locations with Voice, CW, and maybe RTTY test transmissions, then programming some macro buttons with the CI-V commands to play Memory 1, Memory 2, etc. Set the radio to SSB, then click the Memory 1 macro and see what plays. Set the radio to CW, click the macro button for Memory 1 again and see what plays. Of course I would put the radio on a dummy load for this so you don't risk sending the wrong mode over the air on an inappropriate frequency.
If that doesn't work, or someone is adventurous, is N3FJP capable of somehow dealing with external equipment, maybe through a serial or USB port? There are a number of articles on building an interface box, usually Arduino based, for triggering the memory buttons on the radio. Might it be possible for N3FJP to somehow communicate with one of these devices to trigger the memory buttons? Or even just operate some simple relays?
Just some thoughts on the situation.
Scott Davis via Groups.Io wrote on 11/6/19 9:32 AM: