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Hook up your cw paddles, key and bug to your Linux computer (ubuntu 14.04)

This video demonstrates a method to hook up your cw paddles, key and bug to your Linux computer. Dahdidah is the application chosen to perform the software cw keyer functions. A USB TO SERIAL PORT ADAPTER is used to interface the morse code…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on January 8, 2015 at 6:28pm

Amazing new PC software audio mixer for HAM RADIO - Voicemeeter PRO

Incredible new software audio mixer for your PC - Voicemeeter Banana

http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/banana.htm…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on January 6, 2015 at 10:30am

FLdigi CW KEYBOARD now has its own bandpass filter to help clean up the edge noise generated by QRQ CW sending.

The latest version of FLdigi, 3.22.04, now has its own, cw audio bandpass filter,

to help filter out any qrq cw edge noises made in TRANSMIT MODE.…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on December 26, 2014 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

QRQ CW on Linux

Here are some videos about setting up QRQ CW apps on the LINUX PLATFORM…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on December 16, 2014 at 10:00am

SOFTWARE CW KEYBOARDs - review of 5 morse code programs

This video demonstrates 5 different cw keyboard programs - just an overview of each one.( there are other videos that will go over the details of each one) These 5 cw keyboard programs were selected because they have adjustable cw timing parameters for weight, dot/dash ratio, rise/fall time, compensation etc...

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THESE KEYERs SEE:

1.…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on August 12, 2014 at 2:56pm

 

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Please feel free to start any QRQcw topics or leave comments for the discussions already posted. You may also load pictures or videos relating to qrq cw operations. Thank you for your contributions.

WINDOWS's VERSION OF FABIAN's QRQ TRAINING PROGRAM CALLED 'qrq' AVAILABLE NOW !

DJ1YFK: FABIAN's famous high speed cw training program called "qrq" now has a windows version !  - see forum discussion below -

Fabian's qrq program is the best of the best when trying to train for copying qrq cw. Using the unique features of this program to train for copying "whole word sounds" is absolutely an essential part of a qrq cw training regime ! 

NOTE:  see the article in the  forum posted below for more information

USING FABIAN'S "QRQ" TRAINING PROGRAM TO SEND A RANDOM LIST OF WORDS

Useful Software for Amateur Radio from FabulaTech:

Virtual Serial Port Kit

Virtual Serial Port

Virtual Serial Port Kit -

create virtual serial ports connected via a virtual null-modem cable.

Serial Port Splitter

COM Port Splitter

Serial Port Splitter -

share dataflow of one serial port among several applications.

Network Serial Port Kit

COM Port over Ethernet

Network Serial Port Kit -

access remote serial devices over local network or the Internet.

USB over Network

USB over Ethernet

USB over Network -

share and access USB devices over local network or the Internet.

 

CONTACT:  mike@fabulatech.com

and ask about the special provision that has been made available by FABULTECH to official ham radio operators.

Please [/scan/attach/] a current copy/picture/PDF/jpg etc,  of your official ham radio license and include it in your email to Mike.

iCW - 2012 - How to send morse code over the internet on WINDOWS 7 : THE BASIC SETUP

Forum

AGA Chevron again home

HiI am happy to let You know that my AGA Chevron paddle arrived back to home after some maintenance by Kevin, M0AGA and it seems that it works like champ again. I got two sets of different shapes…Continue

Started by Petr Ourednik Jan 11.

New here! 1 Reply

Just like to say thank you for having me here. At present I have only the Yeasu FT-60R , so no CW at present. Also active on HamSphere since no real antenna here. Learning CW, and hope to glean some…Continue

Started by David L. Green. Last reply by Wolfgang Dec 20, 2014.

HOME BREWED SOFTWARE CODE PRACTICE OSCILLATOR VST VSTi PLUGIN 11 Replies

Using SYNTHEDIT, http://www.synthedit.com/,I was able to make a VST plugin (VSTi plugin would be more accurate since it is a synthesizer…Continue

Tags: sine wave, vst, vsti, sine, plugin

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 19.

Transmitter Noise

Jim, K9YC, has published a nice study of how well (or not well) our currently available transceivers stack up as far as noise while in CW mode. He is still modifying the .pdf file at…Continue

Started by Joe Sep 8, 2014.

CW decoder and arduino fun 4 Replies

HiIf anyone will have fun with a little simpel Arduino projekt, this is maby something for you. It is far more simpel that the one which are shown in the ARRL book so here you dont need the big…Continue

Started by Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen. Last reply by Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH Sep 18, 2014.

Conversations with Vern, W9FAM 1 Reply

Just had a  40 meter, morning with coffee, QSO with Vern, W9FAM. Vern is a legend. HIs website is worth a peek if you do not believe me!Anyway, we were talking about QRQ, a passion for both of us.…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Aug 28, 2014.

Past Due! 3 Replies

Maybe its time to discuss the website and its funding. What alternatives to this site might there be? I think it would be a shame to lose all the great posts on the history of the old QRQ groups, the…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Wolfgang Aug 21, 2014.

Reporting RST 2 Replies

Hi guys,I have one quesion, how do You report RST? I mean if the noise background is e.g.  S3 on S-meter, and Your fellow's signal is S8 (on S-meter) You say (5)89 or (5)59 (netto s/n?).…Continue

Started by Chris SQ8LUV. Last reply by Chris SQ8LUV Sep 23, 2014.

QRQ CW SKEDS on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/404992749646838/Just to do something there also ;0)HjalmarOZ1JHMContinue

Started by Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen Feb 8, 2014.

Copying CW on a Mill 1 Reply

While living on Maui a few years ago, I got interested in increasing my code speed. The sunspot cycle was stuck in one of the longest minimums seen in many years. So, out of boredom, i decided I…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Rich Langford Jan 21, 2014.

CW Wave Shaping

I recently spent a bit of time looking at my Ten Tec Omni D CW envelope on an oscilloscope while working on a relay based QSK system described by AD5X. I was struck with how nice the CW shaping was…Continue

Started by Joe Aug 13, 2013.

Use Hi-Per Mite filter with keyer sidetone for iCW

I have been using this filter in my keyers to clean up the keyer sidetone (converts it to a clean sinewave with roughly 5 msec rise and fall times).   I tap off the output of the filter stage to send…Continue

Started by Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH Jun 19, 2013.

A HIGH PERFORMANCE CW LISTENING STATION using free software 3 Replies

- Using free DSP software -- VST HOST - VST PLUGINS -- build this high performance CW listening station on your computer -HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE MAIN MIXING CONSOLEnote: click on picture to…Continue

Tags: vst plugins, vst host, dsp, cw

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Apr 29, 2013.

CW KEYBOARDS from the days of yore 10 Replies

Please chime in and show us a pictureof your vintage cw keyboardcommercial or homebrew KF7CXHere’s a picture of my HAL MKB-1 keyboard.  I built it from a kit back in 1975 when it sold for around…Continue

Tags: cw keyboard

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Rich Langford Jan 13.

The Art and Skill of Radiotelegraphy 5 Replies

I just read in the free, internet magazine, 'K9YA Telegraph', that a new, fifth edition, of William Pierponts, N0HFF (SK), book, 'The Art and Skill of Radiotelegraphy', is out. I have loved this book…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Wolfgang Aug 27, 2014.

Useful Software for Amateur Radio from FabulaTech

Useful Software for Amateur Radio from FabulaTechFABULATECH is now offering the HAM RADIO COMMUNITY a very special offer.  If you are an official HAM RADIO OPERATOR with an OFFICIAL HAM RADIO…Continue

Tags: ham radio, virtual serial ports, FABULATECH

Started by Chuck aa0hw Mar 4, 2013.

QRQ Skeds 4 Replies

Anyone interested in setting up a way to schedule QRQ skeds, on the air or on iCW, for ops like me who would like to work on increasing their code speeds? Maybe something like the K3UK sked page, I…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 23, 2013.

QRQ CW TRAINING WITH MIXXX 2 Replies

Using the free program and unique playback features of  MIXXX,  an effective method for improving your qrq cw copy using any cw audio file is…Continue

Tags: qrq training, qrq cw, qrq cw training

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 28, 2013.

Keyboards 1 Reply

Santa got me a Rosewill keyboard similar to the one described by Chuck, W5UXH, in a discussion down the page. The keyboard uses a mechanical system to give tactile feedback when you hit the keys. I…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 6, 2013.

 
 
 

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Bill Hurd left a comment for Patrick Buick
"Hope to meet you on the air. I am mostly on 40 CW and sometimes on 20. I have straight key, bug, paddles for W5UXH keyer and keyboard. I think the best way to get used to QRQ is to operate QRQ on the air when you can find someone who operates that…"
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Rich Langford replied to Chuck aa0hw's discussion CW KEYBOARDS from the days of yore
"Thank you, Chuck, Sandy and Joe for your interesting comments about spacing, it is a very different discipline to send Morse using a keyboard as opposed to a key or paddle but I love the fact that you can send cw for over an hour at speeds above 40…"
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