WinKeyer with Ham Radio Deluxe DM780

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I have been trying to get HRD DM780 Ver 6.3 with the WinKeyer emulation (1.6.17.156 SSDR) for work for a while.

The problem is, it is intermittent. It will work for the first few times I hit send but then it stops working or will send once after I hit send 3 or 4 times.

I have played with the setting in DM780. My current setting (that dont work either). Under DM780 Program options, Modes + ID's, Enable sierial (COM) port keying: COM 6 which I have set as a CAT port in SSDR CAT. I have also tried a PTT port set in SSDR CAT. I have also set it to the port the WinKeyer is set to.

WinKeyer works perfectly in N1MM+!

At this point I am thinking about dumping HRD.

What am I doing wrong??

Thanks
73
NC6B
 
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Kent

DM780 / Program Options Via Serial (COM) Port then check Soundcard Input DAX RX 1 and Output DAX TX .

There used to be several outputs for DAX now only 1 choice make sure it's selected.

This upgrade to 1.6.17 is way more involved then Flex lead all to believe.

Ian
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Ian

Thanks but that does the samething. I do not think the Output DAX sound card (mine is set the way you describe) has anything to do with the WinKeyer. As I said I have been playing with this for a while. I am almost sure it is a HRD problem and not a SSDR problem. I was just hoping I missed something.

Kent
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kent

I am sure HRD owner Rick can fix it this update has caused numerous problems for me with DM780 & LogBook 2nd frequency recording.

My Profiles when imported from SSDR1.5 had small corruption errors.

1.6.17 hasn't been a smooth transition.

Ian
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Did you set the port that the Winkeyer connects to up as a winkeyer port? I had the same problem until I did that. Also, you cannot use qsk with the winkeyer. I think I like the built in keyer better than the winkeyer anyway. I set the key delay to around 200 and it seems to work ok.
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Hi all, something funny has happened tonight:

I have used a ZLP electronics CW Keyer until now, which emulates a Winkeyer
and works well with all programs, including HRD DM780. I've set up a corresponding
port in DM780 and this drives the Winkeyer, which in turn connects to the Flex 6k5
key port in front. I've updated to the most recent HRD and SSDR versions, running all
on Windows 7 pro 64bit.

So far so good.

Today I tried the new Winkeyer emulation mode with SSDR, creating a CAT Winkeyer
port and connecting DM780 to it, as I want to use the ZLP CW Keyer for my Flex-3000.

Now this gave me the poor results, which Kent NC6B describes above, CW intermittent,
sending in leaps and bounds :-(

I tried FLWKey - same poor results, but Log4OM in Winkeyer mode was much better,
almost perfect. Then I tried N1MM+ Logger and it sends CW absolutely perfect,
no problems there.

Now I tried HRD DM780 again: absolutely perfect, no problems anymore.
I hope this keeps! But what I want to know is, how the Winkeyer problem repaired
itself !?!

Has someone experienced a similiar problem and solution to it?

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Update to my comment after trying again this morning:

Yes, definitly, this is the workaround:
N1MM+ does something to SSDR's Winkeyer emulation
and if you connect HRD's DM780 afterwards, it will have solved
the intermittent CW transmitting fault!

As this seems do be a HRD DM780 problem, I will post it there.
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Alex

Thanks for confirming the problem I was having.

I have switched to DXLab. It works perfectly with the WinKeyer and the logging software is better.

Please post here if you find a solution for HRD
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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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Hi Kent, I will do that. I went back to my hardware keyer for the moment...