[WT-support] MK2R+ Windows 8 and Win-test
w2le at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 29 16:23:03 CET 2013
This also happens with the 7800 on and the K3 off.
I found a solution - checked the "disable band lock" box. This is not a
problem since I'm using the MK2R as a glorified paddle/headphone/audio
switch. Just not set up antenna wise to run SO2R.
On 1/28/2013 5:33 PM, Bob Wilson, N6TV wrote:
> Many people have reported trouble getting the MK2R+ to reliably stay
> connected to a K3 while running Win-Test. Part of the problem may be
> that Win-Test, unlike Writelog, polls the K3 as fast as it possibly
> can (that's the default). You can try changing the polling rate in
> Win-test from "Auto" to 500 ms, but it may not cure the problem 100%.
> You can also try using OmniRig instead of the K3 support built-in to
> Make sure the second COM port option (two COM ports talking to same
> radio) is set to "None" in the microHAM Router dialog, for the K3
> port. There may also be an option to set the radio type to "Elecraft
> K3 patched" instead of "Elecraft K3" in the microHAM router. That may
> also help. Of course your K3 should also be running the latest
> firmware, and you may need to upgrade or replace your KIO3 board if it
> is a very old one. You can isolate the problem to the K3 or MK2R+ by
> temporarily bypassing the MK2R+ using a real serial port connection to
> the radio, instead of a virtual one (don't use a USB-to-Serial adapter
> for this test).
> See this post
> <http://elecraft.365791.n2.nabble.com/Serial-Port-on-K3-tp7329189p7329336.html> by
> IK2BCP which claims that the KIO3 board can fail to operate properly
> when the power supply voltage drops below 13VDC.
> Certainly if your IC-7800 (Radio 1) is powered down, you should set
> Radio 1 to "None" in Win-Test.
> FYI, both copies of your email were flagged as Spam for some unknown
> Bob, N6TV
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 8:44 AM, W2LE <w2le at yahoo.com
> <mailto:w2le at yahoo.com>> 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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