Newbie to N1MM. I need help.

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I am trying to get N1MM logging program set up to use with CWops.  I am able to get N1MM to track my frequency on my 6300.  I have no clue as to how to get the cw buttons to work.  I'm using SmartSDR 2.0 on a Windows 10 computer. It asks me to define a cw port.  I don't know what to do.  (Sometimes, computers make me feel very stupid!)  Thanks in advance for any help offered.
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Andrew Thall

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Eduardo Carvalho - KC8R

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The way I use N1MM  and my Flex for CW is by enabling the Winkeyer port on DAX. It appears that you have already setup the COM ports for radio data correctly. 

Creating a Winkeyer port on SmartSDR CAT
1. Launch SmartSDR CAT
2. Select Add, to create a new port
3. Select Winkeyer for the protocol
4. Select Serial for the port type
5. Select FlexVSP for Serial Port
6. Select an unused port number for the COM port
7. Save

Configuring N1MM:
1. Open N1MM and go to Config -> Configure ports...
2. In the hardware tab, add the COM port that you just created for Winkeyer in SmartSDR CAT
3. Check the CW/Other box
4. Select Set, on the new screen that opens set the settings as desired, but it is important to select the Winkey box (see my example picture)
5. Select OK to close the port configuration window
6. In the WinKey tab change the settings as you want
7. Select OK, and N1MM should now connect to the WinKeyer emulated port on SmartSDR CAT.

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any question.

Eduardo, KC8R

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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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Thanks Eduardo.  this looks good.  de CWops member #688
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Mark - WS7M

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Hi Chris,

CWops drives me nutz.  I've been oping CW for 2+ year since I got back into the hobby, done many CWTs, QSOed with many members, none have recommended me.  

I'm certainly not gonna ask to be a member but it sure seems like it is tough to get in.
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Andrew Thall

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CWops isn't the easiest to get into. BUT, it isn't all that difficult either.  Basically, you need to find 4 members who have had at least 2 qsos with you in the past year and can attest to the fact that you can copy and send at 25 words per minute.  I would be happy to schedule a couple of contacts with you to help you get started.  The quickest way to get the others is to participate in the CWT sprints on Wednesdays at 1300 and 1900 zulu, and on Thursdays at 0300Z.  Once you've worked a station twice, you can request that they sponsor your membership.  You can contact me via my page.
Andy, k2oo