UPDATE: KX3: How to configure N1MM to use function keys to send CW (without additional cables or hardware like winkeyer)

This is an update on my original post here:  https://k4mtx.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/kx3-how-to-configure-n1mm-to-use-function-keys-to-send-cw-without-additional-cables-or-hardware-like-winkeyer/

Earlier this week I created a post about my N1MM setup with my KX3 and in the post and video I noticed an error with N1MM sending the serial number {EXCH} when set up for contest modes.

Thankfully, somebody (Wilko PA3BWK) actually read my original post and pointed out to me that a recent update to N1MM may have included a fix to the serial number {EXCH} issue.

From N1MM’s update page (version 13.05.03):

CAT ASC Macro: If the function key contains “ASC KY” and the mode is CW added the following functionality. When the callsign box contains text, convert # to the current serial number and ! to the callsign. When the callsign box is empty, convert # to the last serial number and remove !. Remove the Entrywindow status error message when sending CW with CAT Macro commands. (BG6JJI) (coded by K3CT)

I downloaded the update and tested it with the current macro set and it now works great.

My setup for Field Day will likely be something like this:

F1 CQ,{CATA1ASC KY CQ FD * * CQ;}
F2 Exch,{CATA1ASC KY ! {EXCH};}
F3 Tu,{CATA1ASC KY ! tu * qrz;}
F4 MyCall,{CATA1ASC KY * ;}
F5 His Call,{CATA1ASC KY !? ;}
F6 DUPE, {CATA1ASC KY B4 ! B4;}
F7 QRZ?,{CATA1ASC KY QRZ de *;}
F8 Agn?,{CATA1ASC KY agn? ;}
F9 Nr?,{CATA1ASC KY nr? ;}
F10 Call?,{CATA1ASC KY cl? ;}
F11 Break,{CATA1ASC rx;}
F12 Wipe,{WIPE}

My notes (also mentioned in the update notes):

* is your call.
! is the other call (or if blank…nothing)
# is the serial exchange (I suggest using {EXCH} instead)
{SENTRSTCUT} will give you 5NN instead of 599

If you want to add/change your N1MM macros go here (see image below):

CWMessageEditor

My thanks to Jerry (BG6JJI), Wilko (PA3BWK), and John (K3CT) for helping me out on this.

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6 thoughts on “UPDATE: KX3: How to configure N1MM to use function keys to send CW (without additional cables or hardware like winkeyer)

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  2. Is there any new information? (with regard to using CAT to key the rig using only USB cable- I have a TS590). I have been using the logger with Remote Hams. RH has K3 emulator. I connect with VSP .. com1 on the RH emulator. com2 on the logger. Working great except I’m trying to get the exchanges to work correctly on CWT CW Ops contest.

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