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Re: [N1MM] Re: FT-897 CW & PTT Questions

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    Many radios use VOX. ...BC nr4c Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      Many radios use VOX.

      ...BC nr4c

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

      kf5rdn <deracs64@...> wrote:

      >John,
      >
      >Thanks for your quick reply, and my apologies for this belated word of thanks.
      >
      >Your words give me great confidence that I should be able to make my setup work properly. N1MM is installed and I just received the last of my components in today's mail and will hopefully be up and running this weekend. I'm working to get set up for a GOTA station for Field Day, so it's not urgent and sometimes life gets in the way of hobbies.
      >
      >I'm still just a bit confused on how the FT-897 handles PTT for CW, but with a little experimentation I'm sure I can get that figured out.
      >
      >Many thanks and 73!
      >
      >Julianne, KF5RDN
      >
      >--- In N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com, "John Bednar" <k3ct@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Julianne,
      >>
      >> I suspect that those that connect the PTT line to the CW key jack will hear
      >> a constant tone. We have many FT897 users that don't have any issue with CW.
      >> Some commercial interfaces lack a CW interface for DTR. The owners of this
      >> commercial interface connect the RTS line to the radio CW key jack, this of
      >> course results in a constant tone. This is not a program issue and what you
      >> read is incorrect.
      >>
      >> When you define hardware PTT (RTS) in Config, it is used on all modes. If
      >> you have a hardware PTT interface connected to the radio, why wouldn't you
      >> use it for all modes?
      >>
      >> Radio command PTT (software PTT) can be enabled and disabled by mode in the
      >> radio COM port setup window.
      >>
      >> John, K3CT
      >>
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com] On
      >> Behalf Of kf5rdn
      >> Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:57 PM
      >> To: N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com
      >> Subject: [N1MM] FT-897 CW & PTT Questions
      >>
      >> Radio: Yaesu FT-897
      >>
      >> Radio Control: Standard CAT Cable, CT-62
      >>
      >> CW & Digital Soundcard Interface: Homebrew, one serial port, PTT (RTS) and
      >> sound interfaced with DATA port on radio (6-pin DIN) for digital modes, CW
      >> (DTR) interfaced to KEY port on radio (3.5 mm stereo jack)
      >>
      >> From what I've been reading, N1MM doesn't handle CW well for the FT-897
      >> because the PTT causes a constant tone on CW.
      >>
      >> Questions:
      >> 1) Can the PTT issue be dealt with by using software PTT via the CAT cable
      >> when in CW mode, but using RTS PTT during digital modes?
      >>
      >> 2) Is there a way to disable PTT when in CW mode? The FT-897 appears to
      >> handle that internally when using a bug, though I'm not certain on this one.
      >>
      >> 3) If I can't get this to work such that N1MM Logger will send CW, is there
      >> still a way to work CW manually during contests and log the QSOs with N1MM
      >> as CW contacts for scoring?
      >>
      >> 4) If anyone out there has an FT-897 or FT-897D and has figured out using
      >> N1MM Logger for Phone, Digital and CW modes I'd love to hear from you - here
      >> or via direct e-mail.
      >>
      >> Feel free to let me know if some or all of these questions don't make sense.
      >> I'm new to N1MM Logger and to CW and have had my ham license less than a
      >> year, so pretty new to all this stuff.
      >>
      >> Thanks in advance!
      >>
      >> 73
      >>
      >> Julianne, KF5RDN
      >>
      >>
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