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RUMlogNG with IC-7200 running CW

Discussion in 'OS: Mac OS' started by NR2NR, Jun 11, 2018.

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  1. NR2NR

    NR2NR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have RUMlogNG working well with WSJT-X and an IC-7200 using a single USB cable between the radio and MacBook Pro.

    However, when I move from other digital modes (WSJT-X) to run CW, I was hoping to get a configuration going with RUMlog and the IC-7200 similar to that of "CT" contest software. That is, I want to be able to populate RUMlog with spots (I can do this already), autotune the IC-7200 to the spots (I can do this already), and then use the computer keyboard to operate the CW, type CW, etc. (I CANNOT DO THIS).

    My question is, is that possible to get the CW typing going using just the USB interconnect? Or do I need to add additional modules/hardware/software?

    Is there something special that I need to do with regard to the software configuration?
  2. K7GQ

    K7GQ Subscriber QRZ Page

    I don't think your radio has the type of keyer that RUMlog(NG) supports, which is a K1EL command set, requiring you to obtain a K1EL keyer or similar emulated external box. Typically, these external units are USB connected and output to the CW jack on the rear of your rig (turn the internal keyer off).

    Fortunately DL2RUM monitors this forum ...
  3. DL2RUM

    DL2RUM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The IC-7200 doesn't allow us to use the internal CW keyer or play a CW memory via CAT. It's recommended to use an external CW keyer with a K1EL Winkey chip. (or a derivate)
  4. NR2NR

    NR2NR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The nice thing about the current arrangement is that I can use a single USB cable between the rig and the computer.

    So the interconnection goes like this:
    1. Computer (USB Port 1) <> IC-7200(USB) ==> Already well-supports the WSJX-T with RUMLog(NG).
    2. Computer (PORT XYZ) <> IC-7200 (rear key female jack)
    What is the likely interconnect for the computer to the K1EL Winkey chip?, would PORT XYZ be USB Port 2? (I thought I cannot drive the IC-7200 via USB through a USB hub). I know that there was a special driver to have the computer interface with the IC-7200.

    If the USB will be the way to go, Is there a requirement for another driver specific to the K1EL Winkey device?

    Is there a simple interface option, some sort of adapter, rather than purchasing a full Keyer, that will provide adequate support for "K1EL Winkey" compatible interfacing between the computer and the IC-7200? Or is the only practical way a full keyer?
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
  5. NR2NR

    NR2NR Ham Member QRZ Page

  6. NR2NR

    NR2NR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good Evening - I am revisiting this topic. Now my issue is one of getting RumlogNG to talk with the 7200. I believe the drivers are all in place because of the following:
    1) RumlogNG upon startup with CAT enabled in menu will identify the right frequency of the IC-7200
    2) I use the program with WSJTX, whereas that interfaces fine (using the USB cable) to the computer. WSJTX then feeds information to RumlogNG... that is fine. But only if RumlogNG has the the CAT disabled in its menu.

    I shut down WSJTX and just have RumlogNT running, and enable the CAT, I cannot get the computer to retune when I select a spot from the cluster windows.
  7. K3DCW

    K3DCW QRZ Lifetime Member #212 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Why not simply let RUMlogNG maintain full CAT control and use the UDP interface (configured in the RUMlogNG and WSJT-X preferences) to communicate between RUMlogNG and WSJT-X. No need to switch back and forth for full rig control. See the instructions below for step-by-step guidance to setting this up.
  8. NR2NR

    NR2NR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi @K3DCW - Not quite sure what happened, but RumlogNG now driving the 7200 with no problem, QSY against spots, etc. I will look at the UDP setup with WSJT-X next week. Many thanks for the feedback.
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