February 2018 Blog Posts (5)

Internet access struggle

It's been a long hard road but I finally have net access good enough to do iCW. I live in a very rural area in the middle of about 60k acres of woods. Satellite internet just doesn't make it for iCW. Finally got a cell booster and found out 750 MHZ RF does NOT like trees. The system came with a 4 element yagi. Tried several different spots, not consistent enough. Now I've got an 8 element up around 70 ft. in a tree that has a somewhat clearer shot to the tower and it's working reasonably…


Added by Steve Steltzer on February 17, 2018 at 12:57pm — No Comments

The Calf-Studio Software Morse Code CW KEYER - brief demo using Straight Key, Paddles & CW Keyboard

using the free LV2 apps from:


a software CW KEYER is constructed by chaining the apps together in an array that does the following...

1. a sidetone from the internal or external ports is routed first to the CALF EQUALIZER 5 BAND LV2 PLUGIN where the 1khz…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on February 14, 2018 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

The ZamGate high performance, software CW KEYER - demo at 90 wpm

this video briefly shows how the ZamGate CW Keyer produces excellent CW AUDIO TONES that are precisely and accurately timed, from a CW TONE audio signal input at the ZamGate input "SIDECHAIN" port....in this case, the audio signal connecting to the ZamGate SIDECHAIN INPUT PORT is the rough, harsh audio output tone of YPLog(set to output a…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on February 12, 2018 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

Build your own "keyable" Morse Code Practice Oscillator using the free VCV RACK Modular Synthesizer

short demo of using the free open source modular synthesizer program - VCV RACK - to build your own software "keyable" Morse Code Practice Oscillator

the plugins shown used, are some of the basic default plugins that install with the VCV RACK program....the Morse Code CPO setup uses a typical basic framework to make a midi keyed…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on February 12, 2018 at 12:17pm — No Comments

VB-AUDIO's Spectralissime Spectrum Analyzer on Linux - demo using FLdigi's CW wave shaping controls

VB-AUDIO's Spectralissime is working perfectly on LINUX LUBUNTU 16.04 using W.I.N.E and the WINEasio driver for JackRouter.  This is a windows program and this demo would also apply to a windows install of this excellent software audio spectrum analyzer.  This video below,  is a brief demo showing the spectrum readout of FLdigi sending cw at 40 wpm and varying the rise/fall time and toggling on & off - FLdigi's own unique and powerful CW bandpass filter…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on February 3, 2018 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

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