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Your Call Sign
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
about 30 years on the ham bands
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
40 to 50 wpm
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
J-38 type hand key
Your favorite cw keyboard
CW Keyboard Keyer by W5UXH
Your favorite cw sending software
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
Ten Tech Paragon II, G5RV, 90 Watts
Your QSK preferences
Full QSK
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw

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At 5:26am on April 7, 2011, Chuck aa0hw said…

Hi Arthur,

Welcome to the website and thanks for joining the group.

You mentioned that you have tried CWtype.

Have you ever checked out FLdigi ?

It has much better control over the CW timing and more features

as far as being able to adjust the rise and fall time,

dash to dot ratio, etc.   FLdigi uses an audio derived

keying interface to key the rig for the usual CW mode.  With

FLdigi you can also send CW using a2 afcw mode.  My Icom 735

now can send beautiful CW using FLdigi in afcw mode.  FLdigi

generates beautiful raised cosine edges for CW, a much better waveform

than the original ICOM 735 CW waveform.  I can also "dial in" FULL QSK

using AFCW with FLdigi's unique audio derived QSK FUNCTION. Before,

without FLDIGI, I was never able to use this rig in FULL QSK since it chopped off the leading edge of every cw note...but now,  using AFCW MODE and FLdigi, it works

perfectly once you make the proper adjustments with the FLdigi modem controls.


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