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QRQ CW on the Raspberry PI - demo of WA0EIR's QRQ CW KEYBOARD app - TWQRQ

Brief demo of TWQRQ(by WA0EIR), running on a Raspberry PI2b

- qrq cw sent at 75 wpm, text is from w4bqf's famous article:

for more info and to request the latest beta version of TWQRQ please write…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on November 14, 2016 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

QRQ CW on the Raspberry Pi - demo of sending & receiving Morse Code tones over Mumble on iCW

This video demos a - low cpu use - software setup - for sending and receiving morse code over Mumble Voice Chat on iCW using only the single analogue audio output of the Raspberry Pi the bcm2835 alsa sound card(output only)

NOTE: Raspbian Debian Jessie is the OS for this RazPi2b

for the lowest CPU use and…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on November 9, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

QRQ CW(120wpm) over PCMA G.711 CODEC using Ekiga

The ability of the A-law PCMA G.711 audio codec to transmit extreme qrq cw audio tones over the internet, is tested using the SIP VOIP CLIENT Ekiga.

FLdigi sends a text at 120 wpm from TOM's famous qrq cw article:

to the input of Ekiga, and Ekiga is connected to an ECHO REFLECTOR so you can hear your…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on October 26, 2016 at 1:07pm — No Comments

QRQ CW over iLBC (internet Low Bitrate Codec) using LINPHONE

Testing the ability of iLBC (internet Low Bitrate Codec) to transmit and receive morse code audio tones over the internet with low bandwidth used and good packet loss concealment. By itself, this codec does not make for pleasant copy, however, if the received tone is regenerated, the iLBC CODEC seems to provide a highly dependable internet audio stream of full duplex morse code audio notes...for a QSO between 2 or more cw ops over the internet with low latency - and good qsk -…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on October 25, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Morse Code over SIP voip call: 4 different audio codecs compared for morse tone quality

Using 2 seperate Jitsi voip clients/computers, that were connected to each other over the internet, this video demonstrates the audio quality of the morse code audio tones as they are transmitted from one SIP CLIENT to the other SIP CLIENT over the Session Initiation Protocol / VOIP / internet pathways. 

Codecs tested for morse code audio quality are:

1. iLBC / 8000

2. Silk / 8000

3. G722 /…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on October 24, 2016 at 10:47am — No Comments

Elecraft K3S qsk qrq performance test from 100 wpm to 60 wpm

A qsk qrq cw performance test for the Elecraft K3S from 100 wpm to 60 wpm....K3S set to FULL QSK, qrq cw mode enabled

RESULTS: at 100 wpm several of the dits were way too short causing harsh audio…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on September 10, 2016 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

TWQRQ : A new software cw keyboard from WA0EIR

WA0EIR has released a beta version of his new software cw keyboard for LINUX called  TWQRQ.

  Here is a short demo of TWQRQ sending a qrq cw file at 75 wpm.

- demo of WA0EIR's new beta software cw keyboard for LINUX - sending a qrq cw file…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on May 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

10 Free PCB Design Software


"In this assortment...are...some[of the] best and free PCB design software..."

SEE LINK ABOVE for the full article…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on April 30, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Ultra PicoKeyer : tips for connecting it to your computer sound card




Added by Chuck aa0hw on April 8, 2016 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Free open source AUDIO REPEATER app

Nice little app; free;  lets you take audio from one sound card and send it to another sound card - with adjustable sample rate and buffer size…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on February 19, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments



This video demo's using iambic paddles that are plugged into a spare usb mouse in order to use its left and right buttons, to be activated when you close your iambic key's dit or dah paddle, with AD5DZ 's WebRTC MORSE CPO browser APP. …


Added by Chuck aa0hw on December 15, 2015 at 11:27am — No Comments

YPLog 's cw keyboard - testing a new qrq cw audio filter to help make YPLog's sidetone sound better

YPLog has one of the best qrq cw keyboards for sending cw at very high speeds (over 70 wpm). Its audio output however, could use some filtering. This video shows 2 different types of audio filters used with YPLog when sending at QRQ levels, a cw text file.

1. first filter is a cw regenerative filter that recreates the original incoming cw notes from REAPER's native apps..

- audio in threshold to trigger a midi note out via REAGATE

- a cw audio note synthesizer keyed by…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on December 9, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

KF7CX designs a new high performance hardware circuit to regenerate QRQ CW from a live audio source or recording.

Joe, KF7CX,  has just released his new circuit design for making your own high performance cw regenerator:  KF7CX QRQ CW RENGERATOR CIRCUIT…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on December 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to setup the CWirc CW KEYER (plugin) to send morse code with your paddles, bug or key.

CWirc is a LInux plugin for Xchat that was originally designed to send morse code over an irc channel.  

This video shows how to adapt the CWirc plugin in order to use it to send cw with your PADDLES, BUG OR KEY by "keying" the CWirc APP,  and send morse code audio tones to your computer sound…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on November 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

CwType verses YPLog - The qrq cw keyboard competition

Short competition (recorded live) between 2 very good qrq cw software keyboards - CwType verses YPLog -

sending a short text file from NASA NEWS, at 75 wpm. Timing is the main criteria since both keyboards are keying sineCW, a software code practice oscillator vst plugin, so they will "sound" the same for the most part, but how the cw is coded for precise morse [ element / spaces ] timing in software at qrq levels will be slightly different. YPLog has many adjustments…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on July 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Night of Nights 2015: Historic Coast Stations KPH, KFS, KSM, WLO AND KLB Will Be On The Air!

Night of Nights 2015

Basic Event Enformation:


Date: 12 July 2015 Pacific Daylight Time

First Transmission form MRHS Stations: 5:01pm Pacific Daylight Time 12 July, 0001Z 13 July 2015


Full details below

Historic coast stations KPH, KFS, KSM, WLO AND KLB will be on the air!

USCG stations NMC, NMW and NMQ will return to the air - possibly for the last time!

 RCA "H Set" Transmitter 298 will be on the air (KSM 22Mc)

1942 Press…


Added by Michael Hyman on July 4, 2015 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Make your own Morse Code APP with REAPER

Reaper, already installs with all the plugins you will need to create a customized and high quality sounding morse code practice oscillator.  Here is a short video showing the plugins in action.

(REAPER is available for all operating systems)  Here is a short video with an overview of this:

Reaper, has everything you need to make your…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on June 30, 2015 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

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…


Added by Chuck aa0hw on January 8, 2015 at 6:28pm — 5 Comments

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