Cannot set up SSDR CAT 1.6 and N1MM+ to generate CW with Winkey emulation or external Winkeyer

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I cannot get this combination correctly to generate CW via Winkey emulation OR my external Winkeyer.

I have had no problem with the external Winkeyer with either my 6700 or 6300 with past versions of SSDR CAT but have had no joy with 1.6

I have fiddled with everything I know about or have learned about in the last few hours but I cannot get CW.

I CAN get RTTY fine!

What am I missing!

Thanks

Mike
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Phil m0vse

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The configuration of N1MM+ plus for a winkeyer is a bit counter-intuitive, add a second port in the N1MM+ hardware tab (with the COMx port you have added for WinKey in the CAT control panel), leave Radio set to None, check CW/Other and click Set. Make sure that the correct radio number is selected and WinKey is checked. There may be other settings that you need to change here but it just worked for me :)
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I got this working but I was getting a chopped up leading cw character.  I switched back to using the physical Winkeyer and the leading character was still chopped.  I switched the Winkeyer output to a second radio and it was fine.  Switched back to the 6500 and leading character was chopped.  Only after I removed the Flex Winkeyer port did the physical Winkeyer key smoothly again.  I need to experiment more but my first attempt was not encouraging.  I tried with Breakin enabled and disabled but keying problem existed both ways.
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It's all working now.  I needed to shut down and restart SSDR and N1MM.  No more choppiness on the leading character Tim.

Chris, that was a good observation.

WinKey PTT doesn't seem to be implemented as far as holding PTT for the duration of the message being keyed, which the hardware Winkey does.
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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That's great news! enjoy.
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BTW another tip.. if your interested in watching the telemetry as N1MM sends click the log button with the winkeyer highlighted.  It should pop up and you can see whats happening real time.  May be helpful if things start lagging again.  GL
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Oh and set the delay in SSDR a bit higher ..maybe 30  and it should hold the PTT for the duration
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Chris, a hardware Winkeyer driven by N1MM asserts PTT for the duration of a keyed message.  Flex's virtual WinKey implementation is not doing this.

Delay is with respect to Breakin - you wouldn't need delay if PTT was working as expected.
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Following. I am all for a simulated wkusb but it needs to work as reliably as the wkusb hardware. Reliable wkusb is important and cables to an an external device are not a deal breaker for me.