Configuring Command and WinWarbler for CW and RTTY Operation with an Elecraft K3 or KX3 using CAT Commands

An Electcraft K3 or KX3 can be directed to transmit CW, report decoded CW, transmit RTTY, and report decoded RTTY via CAT commands. Doing so requires both WinWarbler and Commander to be running, with Commander configured to control an Elecraft K3 or KX3.

Transmitting and Receiving CW

To enable WinWarbler to transmit CW via CAT command, set the Keying panel on the CW Tab of its Configuration window to Xcvr Ctrl App.

To enable WinWarbler to display CW decoded by a K3 or KX3,

  1. Configure your K3 or KX3 to decode CW, as described in the CW Text Decode Setup section of your owners manual

  2. In the Radio panel on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, check the Convey decoded CW to WinWarbler box

  3. On the CW tab of WinWarbler's Configuration window, check the display xmit/rcv characters box

  4. On WinWarbler's Main window, set the Operating Mode panel to CW

Transmitting and Receiving RTTY

To enable WinWarbler to transmit RTTY via CAT command, on the External Modem tab of its Configuration window,

  1. set the Model selector to Xcvr Ctrl App

  2. check the RTTY panel's enabled box

  3. characters typed into WinWarbler's Main window's Transmit pane with the External Modem receive pane (denoted by an X in its left margin) active will be transmitted via your K3 or KX3

To enable WinWarbler to display RTTY decoded by a K3 or KX3,

  1. Configure your K3 or KX3 to decode CW, as described in the CW Text Decode Setup section of your owners manual

  2. In the Radio panel on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, check the Convey decoded CW to WinWarbler box

  3. On the CW tab of WinWarbler's Configuration window, check the display xmit/rcv characters box

  4. On WinWarbler's Main window, set the Operating Mode panel to CW

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