Sending CW does not work

Bainbridge Cowell



I checked all the items you mentioned, and the problem persists.  I tried my N3FJP logs from previous contests, all configured for transmitting CW, which worked perfectly in those contests, but now do not send CW.  When I click on a function key to send a programmed string of CW text, the text shows on the log screen as each character is sent, but the radio is not keyed.  I’ve checked to be sure that break-in is enabled on the radio and double-checked the cable connections.


Anything else I should try?



Bain, K8LBQ




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From: Scott Davis via
Sent: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Rig control stopped working


Hi Bain,


Thanks for your e-mail.  Actually, your question is regarding sending CW, not rig control.  In addition to your correct cables seated properly, etc., the software must be in CW mode.


If you continue to have trouble, please click Settings > Transmit > CW and follow the configuration directions on the form that appears.  




73, Scott



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-----Original Message-----
From: Bainbridge Cowell via <baincowell@...>
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Sent: Wed, Mar 3, 2021 11:02 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Rig control stopped working

I have regularly used my N3FJP logger programs to key my IC-7300 on CW mode.  Today my CWOps CWT logger, which I use every week, did not key the rig when I pressed a function key on the computer.  The string of characters moved across the computer screen as it always does when I transmit, but the rig didn’t transmit.  I checked the cable connections from PC to radio (USB and CI-V cables) and rebooted the computer, but had the same problem.  I tried computer keying with my ACLog program, with the same result.  What else should I try?  Suggestions welcome!


Bain Cowell, K8LBQ


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