When you ask for keying by hamlib, you are asking for keying via CAT,
correct?  (I would have to look to see if hamlib supports anything
besides the CAT port on rigs, like the key line.)

I wrote a python application that acts like cwdaemon listening on a
network socket, and drives a USB to key adapter (K1EL WinKeyer USB).
I need to push a python3 version of that to github.  (I plan to do
over next week's holiday.)  That works great, but I have been thinking
about trying keying from the CAT port.  It might work great
functionally.  Reducing cabling would be a benefit.  But, I'll
probably keep the ability to use a key line interface for playing with
HB or old rigs.  On my todo list was to look at the hamlib server
mode.  It will talk to a network server version of itself, no?  So,
that might be an interesting way for me to insert my own application.
Would still need to have TLF modified to use hamlib for keying,
though.  Alternatively, for fun, my application could use CAT for
keying, but it could present both a hamlib socket interface for CAT
and a cwdaemon interface for keying.  This could work with existing

Please point me to Ervin's Python 2 script or send me a copy.  Chances
are good that I can port it to Python 3 for you.  (I routinely deal
with the socket and pyserial issues that 2to3 doesn't automagically

Best regards,


On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 11:31 AM Christian Treldal
<christian.trel...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys
> First I want to thanks the developers for the new ver. 1.4.0
> A year or something ago Ervin wrote a quick Python2 script for keying
> via hamlib. It has n
> been working flawlessly until now. I've upgraded to Fedora31 and Python2
> has been depreciated. I am trying to convert it to python3;
>   But I think it is a good time for a humble feature request for Tlf
> 1.x.x. A build in hamlib keyer, so at least I can avoid stressfull
> expiriences like this.
> All modern rigs have keying via hamlib.
> 73 de OZ1GNN
> --
> Med venlig hilsen
> Christian Treldal
> "Remember Darwin; building a better mousetrap merely results in smarter mice."

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