CW interface capabilities


Doug Baker <dmarie@...>
 

if you assembled the interface as per the drawings on the web site then it
should work....i was getting cw backwards because i had the input pins wires
backwards from the drawing.....if you are getting a steady key you might
want to check your diodes to see if they are in correctly....the band should
be on the side of the transistor.....hope this helps....doug


Scott Davis
 

Hi Dee,

I've had lots of good reports from users who have constructed the serial port interface on my website.  I believe the serial schematic is fine.

If anyone has built a parallel interface and has a copy of the schematic that they used I'd love to add it to the website.

73,

Scott, N3FJP
snkdavis@...
www.n3fjp.com

Serving the Amateur Radio Community with general logging and contesting software since 1997.

In a message dated 08/02/03 9:32:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, deehays@... writes:

I am talking about the serial port.  Which pins on which component are
backwards in the diagram?  I assembled the serial interface per the diagram
on the n3fjp website.

Dee D. Flint, N8UZE

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Baker"
To:
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 9:16 PM
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] CW interface capabilities


>well dee i hate to be anal but what port are you talking about....if you
are
>refering to the serial port....i had the pins swapped IAW the print ont
>n3fjp web site....i turned the pos. and neg. around....if you are talking
>about the parallel port you are going to need a optic isolator for the
>interface rig....i have a print for that but i cant find the parts to put
it
>togeather.....for the opic iso look on the arci qrp web page under the
dupe
>logging program and the have a pic of an opic isolater.....hope this
answers
>your Q....the interface for the serial port WILL NOT WORK on the parallel
>port.....if you need more info let me know...72's....oo
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Dee D. Flint <deehays@...>
 

I am talking about the serial port. Which pins on which component are
backwards in the diagram? I assembled the serial interface per the diagram
on the n3fjp website.

Dee D. Flint, N8UZE

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Baker" <dmarie@dstream.net>
To: <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 9:16 PM
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] CW interface capabilities


well dee i hate to be anal but what port are you talking about....if you
are
refering to the serial port....i had the pins swapped IAW the print ont
n3fjp web site....i turned the pos. and neg. around....if you are talking
about the parallel port you are going to need a optic isolator for the
interface rig....i have a print for that but i cant find the parts to put
it
togeather.....for the opic iso look on the arci qrp web page under the
dupe
logging program and the have a pic of an opic isolater.....hope this
answers
your Q....the interface for the serial port WILL NOT WORK on the parallel
port.....if you need more info let me know...72's....oo



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Doug Baker <dmarie@...>
 

well dee i hate to be anal but what port are you talking about....if you are
refering to the serial port....i had the pins swapped IAW the print ont
n3fjp web site....i turned the pos. and neg. around....if you are talking
about the parallel port you are going to need a optic isolator for the
interface rig....i have a print for that but i cant find the parts to put it
togeather.....for the opic iso look on the arci qrp web page under the dupe
logging program and the have a pic of an opic isolater.....hope this answers
your Q....the interface for the serial port WILL NOT WORK on the parallel
port.....if you need more info let me know...72's....oo


Dee D. Flint <deehays@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Baker" <dmarie@dstream.net>
To: <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 6:31 AM
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] CW interface capabilities




-----Original Message-----
hey jim...you hit the f12 key and you can send code through the
keyboard....it worked for me.....i didnt like it so much.... but it was
all
right....went to radio shack and got all the supplies for about 18.00.....
it took me about 2 hours to make and test the rig.....i made the mistake
of
tring to make the interface on the 25 pin lpt1 port first ....insted i
went
to the 9 pin com 2 port and all went ok......i also ran into the problem
of
having a continual key and the cw was back wards....i turned the input
pins
around and it solved the problem...works great and now im ready for
FD...good luck
doug baker
kg0tw

What precisely did you do when you "turned the input pins around"? I'm
having the same continual key and backwards CW but don't understand how you
fixed it.

Dee D. Flint, N8UZE


Doug Baker <dmarie@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: kb9dna [mailto:kb9dna@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2003 10:12 AM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] CW interface capabilities


I am very interested in using the CW interface, but before either
building the circuit or buying the cable, I wanted to make sure the
software did what I hope. Perhaps I missed the full description, but
in the help screens for CW setup, I only see mention of using F-x keys
to send preset strings. I figure there has to be some way to send
arbitrary text once in the middle of a QSO, but I'm not 100% sure and
would want to be able to do that. Does this feature exist, and how
does one use it?

Thanks,
Jim (kb9dna)

hey jim...you hit the f12 key and you can send code through the
keyboard....it worked for me.....i didnt like it so much.... but it was all
right....went to radio shack and got all the supplies for about 18.00.....
it took me about 2 hours to make and test the rig.....i made the mistake of
tring to make the interface on the 25 pin lpt1 port first ....insted i went
to the 9 pin com 2 port and all went ok......i also ran into the problem of
having a continual key and the cw was back wards....i turned the input pins
around and it solved the problem...works great and now im ready for
FD...good luck
doug baker
kg0tw


kb9dna
 

I am very interested in using the CW interface, but before either
building the circuit or buying the cable, I wanted to make sure the
software did what I hope. Perhaps I missed the full description, but
in the help screens for CW setup, I only see mention of using F-x keys
to send preset strings. I figure there has to be some way to send
arbitrary text once in the middle of a QSO, but I'm not 100% sure and
would want to be able to do that. Does this feature exist, and how
does one use it?

Thanks,
Jim (kb9dna)


Scott Davis
 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your e-mail.

Yes, by pressing the F12 key you enter "keyboard" mode.  Each character that you type is sent.  When you want to exit and return to logging, just press F12 again.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.

73,

Scott, N3FJP
snkdavis@...
www.n3fjp.com

Serving the Amateur Radio Community with general logging and contesting software since 1997.

In a message dated 06/22/03 11:13:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time, kb9dna@... writes:

I am very interested in using the CW interface, but before either
building the circuit or buying the cable, I wanted to make sure the
software did what I hope.  Perhaps I missed the full description, but
in the help screens for CW setup, I only see mention of using F-x keys
to send preset strings.  I figure there has to be some way to send
arbitrary text once in the middle of a QSO, but I'm not 100% sure and
would want to be able to do that.  Does this feature exist, and how
does one use it?

Thanks,
Jim (kb9dna)