Programming examples for QSO, contest and beacon operation
Working a station in pile-up
Every time a DX station is listening for callers you can send the own call with F1.
After receiving a report, e.g. "DL6JAN 5nn" the own report can be transmitted by pressing F2. The memory contents should look something like that:
ESC F1 DL6JAN ESC
ESC F2 cfm ur 5nn 73 tu ESC
You are a DX station or an IOTA activist yourself
The CQ call is started with F1. Then hit CTRL (Scroll Lock LED lights) and wait for a call. If a station contacts you write the call into the quick memory and press Caps Lock.
The report stored in F4 (usually 599) and the call in quick mem are now transmitted together.
While this transmission is underway you have a little time to note qso data.
When receiving no reply press CTRL again to cancel quick memory entry. Finally quit the contact with F2 and stand clear for new callers. The example messages to be programmed are:
ESC F1 cq cq cq de dl6jan dl6jan dl6jan ESC
ESC F2 cfm tu ESC
ESC F4 5nn Alt-B ESC
Since software version 2.65 the CQ call could be abbreviated as follows:
ESC ^R03 cq ^R de ^R03 dl6jan ^R ESC
Depending, if you're looking for callers or call yourself CQ the procedure is similar to the first and second example. F1 could contain a contest call and F4 the self-incrementing check number. The usual "599" report and the "test" mark can be transmitted with increased speed. Adjusting tempo 1 to a slow and tempo 2 to a fast speed is meaningful in this case. F3 is prepared to request the QSO partner for repeating the control number.
ESC F1 Enter test Enter dl6jan dl6jan Enter test Enter ESC
ESC F2 cfm tu ESC
ESC F3 nr ? ESC
ESC F4 Enter 5nn Enter + F9 ESC
The CWKtiny can be programmed as a control unit for beacon operation. In the example, the following beacon text is stored in memory F5:
ESC F5 dl0xyz / JO60KU / 100 mW ∅∅ ^P ^T15 ^P ∅∅ 1 mW ∅∅ ^1 ^P ^T15 ^P ^1 ∅∅ ESC
( ∅ = SPACE char. )
After sending an identification text two 15s long carriers with different power levels are transmitted successively. To separate text messages from the carrier at least one or two SPACE characters had to be inserted or use the ^T time command for longer pauses. ^1 controls a pin that switches the TX output power between 1 mW and 100 mW.
Before you start the beacon with F11 F5 use the "Arrow" keys to adjust the wished speed and store it as "speed 1" with F10. Don't forget to set the waiting-period between the transmissions with F11 nnn.
Finally a second example to program the F6 key with a beacon text for QRSS operation:
ESC F6 QRSS test de dl6jan ^T05 ^ST ^R10 dl6jan 10 mW ^T10 ^R ^SN ESC
A CW ident is sent in QRQ speed followed by 10 times "dl6jan 10 mW" in QRSS3 mode.