[WT-support] wtRotators

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Tue Aug 13 00:19:00 CEST 2013

Are you using a USB-to-Serial adapter for COM4?  If it uses the Prolific
device driver, it probably won't be reliable.  Replace the USB-to-Serial
adapter with one based on the FTDI or Eltima chipset, such as the

Bob, N6TV

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 2:34 PM, <Georgek5kg at aol.com> wrote:

> **
> I used wtRotators from WinTest for over a year to trigger my Green Heron
> (GH) controller.  Hitting Ctrl-F12 would trigger the GH to turn to the
> azimuth of the station on the log line.  Then for some unknown reason, and
> without any reconfiguration of anything, wtRotators failed to trigger the
> GH.  After some investigation and help from Jeff, W2FU, the father of the
> GH, wtRotators started working again.  Then about a week later, it again
> failed.
> In advance of the WAE contest, I did not have a chance to troubleshoot the
> problem, so I  began the contest with the antenna simply pointed to EU.
> Well into the contest, I thought I'd give it a try by hitting Ctrl-F12 and,
> walla, the GH was triggered and the antenna turned!  Then, periodically
> during the balance of the contest, sometimes, Ctrl-F12 would trigger the
> GH, and sometimes it wouldn't. BTW, there are no cables being connected or
> disconnected or any loose connections that I am aware of when wtRotators
> work or does not work with the GH.  I do not seem to have any stray RF in
> the shack.
> I am totally puzzled as to why this would be happening, and I would
> appreciate any ideas.
> Here is my installation:
> K3 with Acom 2000A amp
> Win XP
> WinTest 4.10.0 - Radio control on Com5, Winkey on Com6
> MicroHam CW Keyer with USB connection
> Green Heron RT-21 connected to Com4
> Thanks, George
> George Wagner, K5KG
> Sarasota, FL
> Cell 941-400-1960
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