Portable is good. So I'd ask if hamlib found it possible to support speed changes.
KX3 is only 3 wire serial CAT interface, so no RTS/DTR style keying possible. In that case, I suppose a Y cable could be fabricated that fans out RTS/DTR to a separate key plug. That's a bit tidier perhaps. Another difference between rigs. Some have a jack for paddles and a jack for key. KX3 doesn't, so I like using the external WinKeyer box to let logging software and paddles key the rig. Using the WinKeyer box means I'll have a common solution regardless of which rig I end up using. (Operating at home, operating at someone else's station, FD and other situations where the gear is an assortment from all the participants, etc.) Another bonus using a WinKer (or equivalent) is that the paddle input then pauses any sending, too. However, recently during contests, I've been better about using CTRL-K to do fills instead of reaching for the paddles. I'm still too green to know which method of keying for fills I will ultimately end up preferring. Best regards, Drew n7da On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 10:19 PM Nate Bargmann <n...@n0nb.us> wrote: > > * On 2019 22 Nov 14:31 -0600, Csahok Zoltan wrote: > > Hi Christian, > > > > Yes, keying does work with the script. But as far I can see > > there are two issues with hamlib keying: > > > > - in-band speed changes are not supported. one can't send "+++TEST---" > > > > - sending a large message could block rig interface until it gets queued. > > > > Given the rig protocol (KY command) and the way hamlib supports it > > I see no option to circumvent these. > > > > WinKeyer on the other hand offers in-band speed change and winkeyerdaemon > > provides the buffering for a cwdaemon compatible UDP interface. > > > > Correct me if I'm wrong here. > > You may well be correct, Zoli. As I recall, a speed change would > require sending the proper CAT command each time the change is made. > It's possible this could be done in a manner that doesn't mess up the > timing of the sent Morse, I think it would likely be very rig specific. > > One thing the K3 and the later models can do is be keyed via the RTS/DTR > line and N1MM+ takes full advantage of that, speed changes and all. > Problem is whether more rigs support that and whether Hamlib supports > it. Even though I've been a part of the Hamlib project for quite some > time, I'm not sure! There may be some provision but probably needs some > debugging. Again, this is a feature that is rig specific. > > 73, Nate > > -- > > "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all > possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true." > > Web: https://www.n0nb.us > Projects: https://github.com/N0NB > GPG fingerprint: 82D6 4F6B 0E67 CD41 F689 BBA6 FB2C 5130 D55A 8819 >