[WT-support] MK2R+ Windows 8 and Win-test

Joe Subich, W4TV lists at subich.com
Tue Jan 29 15:04:50 CET 2013

Unless you have a serial device or "band data" input connected to the
ACC port, the most likely cause of the "busy" interlock is loss of
data from one of the radios.  See "Understanding Interlocks" on page
75 & 76 of the MK2R User Manual.

Once MK2R and Router have "logged in" (received valid frequency data
from) both rigs, loss of data from either rig will trigger the "same
band" protection.  The issue is to determine what is causing a loss
of response from Radio 1 - polling problems, connection problem, etc.


    ... Joe, W4TV

On 1/28/2013 11:44 AM, W2LE wrote:
> Last weekend I was doing the REF CW contest, and with radio 1 powered
> off the MK2R+ Busy led would start blinking for no apparent reason,
> resulting in no radio control.  Switching the W-T active radio to #1
> would make it stop. Or powering the MK2R off then on would fix it.  And
> now while I'm typing this with W-T running in the background (with the
> log from last year's ARRL DX CW loaded) the blinking will start and stop
> by itself.  It happens at random times.
> It's not RF related - I'm typing email and it's happening.
> Later in the weekend I was doing the CQ 160 using Writelog and it never
> happened.  Writelog and Win-Test were never running at the same time.
> Setup - WIndows 8 (that might have been my first mistake), Router 8.1.4,
> MK2R+ fw 6.1, Win-test 4.10.0, Writelog 11.90B.
> Radio 1 is an IC-7800, radio 2 is a K3 with P3.
> Paul  W2LE
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