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Reviews Categories | Interfaces, Radio to computer, amp, rotor, coax switch, internet | W1GEE Parallel Port CW interface Help

Reviews Summary for W1GEE Parallel Port CW interface
Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $25
Description: Cable connects from PC parallel (printer) port to CW key jack on transceiver, replacing key. Used in conjunction with widely available software (some is freeware)--allows you to key cw from your keyboard.
Product is in production.
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WR4U Rating: 4/5 Jul 28, 2011 15:33 Send this review to a friend
FB  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Got one off Ebay for less than the components would have cost me. Have an old computer dedicated to rig control which had a parallel port. Nice to move CW keyer off the usb/serial ports.

I don't use the keyboard to send unless it's a contest and I don't want the guy on the other end is going to bitch about my weak fist HI but for when you want to key your rig this works FB.

Not sure status of W1GEE but if you get a chance to pick one of these up and have a computer with a parallel port (or a slot and a card) it's a great options.

73 de WR4U
N6PC Rating: 5/5 Apr 20, 2008 12:15 Send this review to a friend
Works well on my CW setup  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have used this interface for a number of years.. Just noticed that there was no revuew. My experience is that it covered a need with a Dell laptop and also a run of the mill desktop that only had one serial port. Used the serial for rig control and the LPT1 for CW. Computers were dedicated to the radio. Easy to install and use if you have limits on ports available and don't want to mess with the USB/serial converters which never seem to work very well. Have used it with WriteLog and also N3FJP software without any problems.

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