Backup your data often! BACKUP your log file at the end of ANY session!
All what you need to backup and store in a safe place is the main log
database cqrlog.fdb located in the /log_data folder.|
CQRLOG for LINUX by OK2CQR & OK1RR
Before any attempt to set up your WinKey, read
carefully the manual supplied on the accompanying CD (can be also
downloaded from the K1EL's site http://www.k1el.com
WinKey has three modes - a host mode
(the keyer is connected and fully controlled by the computer), a standalone mode
(operated without any computer connection, the spped pot and message buttons are fully functional) and a command mode
(a setup mode, commands can be entered via the paddle or dedicated
program on the computer). Because a full featured setup in CQRLOG would
be probably an overkill, a very basic setup should be performed via
paddle in the command mode.
Press the red message button and hold it for approx. 2 seconds. The
keyer will play an 'R' (in Morse) if everything is OK or 6 dits if the
previous communication was not successful. In this case, press the red
button again until you hear the 'R'. Now you can enter your commands.
WK2 Standalone Command List
- Select sidetone on or off||O
- Select output key port|
|B - Set Paddle
- Save the settings in standalone mode|
|C - Set command
speed in WPM||Q - Query current settings|
|D - Decrement
serial number||R - Review message without transmitting|
|F - Set Farnsworth
Speed||S - Set bottom of speed pot range in WPM|
|G - Select serial
number 0/9 format||T - Key transmitter for tuning|
|H - Set Fast/Slow
AFK tail delay||U - Select Autospacing on/off|
|J - Set Paddle
sensitivity||V - Set Keying compensation in mSec|
|K - Select keyer
mode||W - Set Key Weight|
|L - Load message
memory slot||X - Exchange Paddles|
|M - Mute Transmit
(CPO mode)||Y - Set Dit/Dah Ratio|
|N - Load 4 digit
serial number||Z - Select sidetone frequency|
' command is not listed in the user
manual, however it is very important command. I recommend to save your
setup in standalone mode using 'P
' command, also put the batteries into the keyer (don't rely on the USB port).
If you feel not very comfortable with the timing, try the 'J
' command to set up the 'paddle sensitivity'.
you will need is mostly following:
- Select the output port (1 or 2) using the command 'O'. Your Winkey confirms the port number with E (a single dot = port 1) or I (two dots = port 2). This setting is relevant to both paddle and keyboard operation.
- Choose the keyer mode (Curtis A or B, Ultimatic, Bug) with the command 'K'. Relevant only to the paddle operation.
- Set up the weighting with the command 'W'. The default value is 50 which means that the pause has the same length as the dot. If you prefer speeds above 30 WPM, try 'lighter' settings with pauses longer than dots (weighting lower than 50). At slow speeds (below 20 WPM) a heavier settings may be an advantage (above 50). The IARU operating manual by ON4UN and ON4WW is here incorrect, it lists the weighting preferences in opposite meaning! Remember, that a pause carries a lot of information! The proper setting is also affected by the keying properties of your radio. This setting is relevant to both paddle and keyboard operation.
- Set up the keyer compensation (command 'V') - this setting is dictated by your keying system. It is relevant only if you are using a PTT line controlled by the Winkey. It should prevent the hot switching of any relay in the T/R system. Be careful, improper settings may cause a serious damage of your equipment. This setting is relevant to both paddle and keyboard operation.
- Set up the Paddle Break mode (command 'B') - it should be always on. OFF means that you will be unable to break continuing sending with the paddle.
In host mode (when connected to the computer), the speed pot is inactive. You can change the speed only with PgUp/PgDn keys!
|Remember to save your setup with the 'P' command! |