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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Keyer and Orion

From: Joop Stakenborg
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Keyer and Orion
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:54:41 +0200

Op zondag 21-09-2008 om 11:40 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef John B.
> Does anyone on the list use the Xlog keyer with the Orion? If so, I 
> could use some advice!
> Although the Orion manual refers to the Aux/IO jack as "accepting CW 
> from an external keyer or computer generated CW (like the CW keying 
> output from popular contest logging software)" using the computer sound 
> card, it looks as if Xlog's keyer works through the parallel or serial 
> ports, not the sound card.
> The Orion Programmer's Manual shows how its serial port is wired, and 
> cwdaemon provides a schematic for the computer's serial port (see 
> below), but I'm stuck here. The Orion's serial port shows this:  1, 
> N.C.; 2, Serial Data Out; 3, Serial Data In; 4, N.C.; 5, GND; 6, N.C.; 
> 7, RTS (in); 8, CTS (out); 9, N.C.

Hi John,

you must be confused. Your orion's serial port should be used to
communicate with the PC's serial port through applications that use
hamlib (see http://hamlib.sourceforge.net/app.html for a list of

cwdaemon uses a serial or parallel port to switch the keyer input of
your transceiver, that's the jack where the straight key goes. In case
your transceiver does not transmit automatically when the key goes down,
a PTT switch is provided.

> Which of these corresponds to "CW out to TRX" and to "PTT out toTRX" on 
> the cwdaemon schematic? And will wiring the serial connection using this 
> circuit prevent hamlib from reading transceiver data?

Joop PG4I

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