RE: [N1MM] Re: Not Communicating With Rig
- Thanks for the info John. I am a very new user of N1MM Log and had incorrectly assumed that it was sufficient to check-out all the operating modes to be sure that everything was working well. I had never before run into a "sleeper" problem like this. So,when I installed the software and all seemed OK, there didn't appear to be any need to be further concerned. Afterwords, I was away from home a lot before the CQWW, and wasn't able to check the reflector on a regular basis, so unfortunately I missed the postings about the problems and fixes that you mentioned. Even so, I'm not sure that the problem that I mentioned is the same one that has already been fixed, but of course I will install the latest version and try an extended contest simulation - hopefully finding that all is OK. Thanks for all that you do regarding N1MM Logger - very MUCH appreciated. I'm sorry and apologize for any frustration that I've caused.
Sincerely, Riki, K7NJ
--- In N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com, "John Bednar" <k3ct@...> wrote:
> I do not use a K3 for contesting.
> Since version 11.10.00 release there have been several reflector emails from
> K3 owners and two program changes to address issues. The first appears to be
> caused by a fast user computer with specific configuration and the second
> traced to what appears to be a K3 firmware issue. To warn users about the
> apparent K3 firmware issue, the message below was posted to on the reflector
> before the contest.
> I suspect that what you reported has been fixed and your frustration would
> have been eliminated if you had used a recent program version. Let me know
> if there are any PTT / ESC key problems with program version 11.11.03 or
> It frustrating to the program developers and confusing to the users when
> issues are reported using software that contains a known problem.
> John, K3CT
> RE: K3 owners, LPT CW bug....
> The N1MM Logger development team has received intermittent reports from some
> K3 users that when using PTT via radio command and pressing ESC the radio
> did not always return to RX.
> This weekend when working with N4BP, I finally duplicated the issue by using
> the right timing sequence of F1 & ESC key. Debugging revealed that the RX
> radio command was being sent to the radio but it was ignored. I also learned
> that unplugging the CW key jack from the radio eliminates the problem. This
> was tested verified by two K3 owners. I've reported my findings to Elecraft
> and added a temporary work around in the program code that may be released
> today. I've already received a reply from Wayne at Elecraft and I will work
> with him to get this radio issue resolved.
> Late last night while working on the temporary K3 work around, I uncovered
> an ESC key bug introduced in version 11.11.02 that will effect users that
> don't have a radio interfaced but use LPT CW keying.
> If either of these apply, please download version 11.11.03 when it's
> released and test the interrupting of CW with the ESC key.
> John, K3CT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com] On
> Behalf Of rikikline
> Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:33 PM
> To: N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [N1MM] Re: Not Communicating With Rig
> Thank you John.
> I was using version 11.10.0. Is your K3/computer connection completely via
> the RS 232 port, i.e. not keying via the K3 key jack, etc.? If so, has
> version 11.11.03 been working for you without the problems that I described?
> 73, Riki, K7NJ
> --- In N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com, "John Bednar" <k3ct@> wrote:
> > Riki,
> > Were you using version 11.11.03?
> > What appears to be a K3 firmware issue was identified and this version
> > has a work around for that issue.
> > John, K3CT
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com]
> > On Behalf Of ve3iay
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:27 PM
> > To: N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [N1MM] Re: Not Communicating With Rig
> > Re the hangups in transmit, there are known problems with the K3's
> > software PTT control. Were you using PTT? In particular, were you
> > using PTT via radio command? If so, turning off software PTT and
> > switching to a hardware-only PTT method, or not using PTT at all,
> > might solve that problem. Also, when it happened did you try just
> > tapping the XMIT button on the radio? This has always worked for me.
> > 73,
> > Rich VE3KI
> > --- In N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com, "rikikline" <k7nj@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I installed N1MM Logger and checked it out thoroughly before the
> > > recent
> > CQWW CW contest. Everything appeared OK. During the contest, the
> > software would occassionally hang up or simply stop communicating with
> > Telnet. I could usually resume the Telnet by clicking "Reset Radios"
> > available by right-clicking the box with the Telnet spots. The radio
> > getting hung-up was much more problematical. This would happen in S&P
> > mode after sending an exchange. The radio (K3) would stay locked in
> > transmit mode so that I couldn't copy the expected "TU",etc. I had to
> > exit and re-enter N1MM Logger in order to continue. This would happen
> > several times an hour. It appeared to be worse when there were more
> > spot listings appearing. Any comments towards solving these problems
> > would be greatly appreciated. 73, Riki, K7NJ
> > >
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