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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:

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

Morse Code Software - overview of some great CW apps - 2014

This video is an overview and demonstration of some of the best cw apps out there for the windows operating system. First shown is how to hook up your paddles, bugs and keys all at the same time, to a program called ehoCW, so you can use any of them, any time on your computer. (ehoCw uses a serial port or USB to serial port adapter for attaching your paddles, bugs…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on July 22, 2014 at 4:41pm

SOFTWARE CW KEYERs - review of 5 morse code programs

HERE ARE THE CW SOFTWARE KEYERS mentioned:

1, ehoCW

http://www.f8eho.net/

2. dahdidah cw keyer

http://echo.qsonet.com/viewtopic.php?forumid=10&topicid=785

3. Morse Keyer…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on July 4, 2014 at 9:30am

Hsc on facebook

Posted by Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen on April 11, 2014 at 7:49am

Dit and dah memory - good or bad?

Hi CW fellows

I am training a lot to be a qrq op, and Now just beyond 40 wpm in sending.

I am used to use dit and dah memory keyer iambic b , but do you Think it Will harm me When getting higher in speed.

Have heard that dit and dah memory is not good for qrq - what do you Think ?

Best regards

Oz1jhm
Hjalmar

Posted by Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen on March 25, 2014 at 10:51am — 10 Comments

 

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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

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HOME BREWED SOFTWARE CODE PRACTICE OSCILLATOR VST PLUGIN 1 Reply

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, morse code vst, cpo

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw 4 hours ago.

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.

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 on Thursday.

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.

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 Heeren Aug 21.

Reporting RST 1 Reply

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 Wolfgang Heeren Aug 22.

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.

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.

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 1 Reply

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 Jim Johns Apr 12.

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 Heeren Aug 27.

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.

Huntsville Hamfest, 18 and 19 August 2012 2 Replies

The Huntsville, Alabama, Hamfest is set to go on Saturday and Sunday,18 and 19 August, 2012. My wife and I will be there. If any QRQers, QRPers, CFOers, are going, let us know. The QRPers are having…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe Aug 21, 2012.

W6WXZ SK 1 Reply

Bob, W4NPX, gave us the sad news during the CFO net earlier this week that Jack, W6WXZ/Fresno, passed away a few months ago. Bob and Jack kept a nightly QRQ schedule on 7032 for years. I listened in…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by William S. Hogin Apr 22, 2012.

 
 
 

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"I migrated Hjalmar's project to a ChipKit Max 32 board (32-bit chip, 80 MHz clock).  I finally worked on auto speed tracking today so it now can track speeds from 10 WPM to 125 WPM  (my test source, a keyer/keyboard) only covers that…"
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HOME BREWED SOFTWARE CODE PRACTICE OSCILLATOR VST PLUGIN

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 plugin) that acts just like a hardware CODE PRACTICE OSCILLATOR, only this one is keyed using MIDI INPUTNOTE:   [ this sineCW3 vst plugin is attached below ]This sineCW3 VST plugin is keyed using a MIDI INPUT just like a normal rig would be keyed with cw keyers.There is an ongoing article about  MIDI…See More
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