can't send cw via WinWarbler

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Having a bit of trouble getting the 6K to key and send cw from WinWarbler like I do with my  5K.
I just can't key the rig.  Can't key the rig in any mode.

Because I use WinWarbler and N1MM which only accept low com ports, I normally use DDuT and VSPmanager created com ports.
Works perfectly in both programs with my 5K
Been at it for 3 days and can't seem to find the secret.

I can take the WORKING ptt cable out of the 5K and plug it into the 6K's ptt jack and no joy.

funny part is when I first got the rig, I plugged a straight key into the jack and made a few cw qsos.
But a very weeny CVA left my right hand a tad shaky, so it's got to be machine code or the rig will just sit collecting dust.

But I have been playing with the waterfall. Admitedley I wasn't excited about it and would have preferred CWX, but after the last few days, I really see it's usefulness putting my xmitted signal right on top of the last worked station.

Hope I don't have to wait for CWX to finally get here...

If anyone has ideas, email me at of cluttering up the chat room.

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Stan - VA7NF

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WinWarbler keys CW using the COM port.  Unfortunately PTT will trigger through the COM pin (DTR/RTS) but signaling the CW defined pin does not generate RF.

I'm still looking for the answer for "Is this a bug or when will the feature be available?"  Since it is different than CWX where text is sent to the Flex I don't know if it is on the roadmap for CWX either. 

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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It isn't a bug, as the SmartSDR does not support that feature. Unfortunately I can not speculate or commit to when that feature may be added to SmartSDR.

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