* On 2019 23 Nov 08:26 -0600, Drew Arnett wrote:
> Portable is good.  So I'd ask if hamlib found it possible to support
> speed changes.

Yes.  It is done through the set/get_level functions in rigctl with the
KEYSPD token:

$ rigctl -m 229 -r /dev/rig 

Rig command: l
Level Value: 22

Rig command: L
Level Value: 18

Rig command: l KEYSPD
Level Value: 18

Rig command: b N0NB

Rig command: L KEYSPD 22

Rig command: b N0NB

Rig command: l
Level Value: 22

Rig command: 

Works on my K3.

> 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.)

This is one of those "wishlist" items that understandably will not work
with every radio.  For those it does, it can be quite useful.

> 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.

All of these approaches have tradeoffs, no surprise there.  Everyone has
their preferred approach.

73, Nate


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