qso btn AA0HW and W4DBV, really great job.


Tnx for your regards to me,yr remote station works very good and I've got a lot of nice qso, no problem!

I've tested also Breakaway pipeline, all ok on window 7. See u soon.


73's to all iCW friends de Sal i8cee

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Thanks Sal for providing this recording !

- Here is some further info on the remote laptop setup that I was using -

Due to the excellent low latency and high performance of  BREAKAWAY LIVE , I was

able to use an all software solution for sending CW via Morse Keyer and FLdigi over iCW on Mumble .

Using Breakaway's virtual audio cable to route the audio output from Morse Keyer,  I am able to send

Morse Keyer's  CW audio output both to my soundcard for monitoring the Morse Keyer sidetone, and

over to the Mumble input,  to transmit the Morse Keyer's cw audio tones to the iCW server and then

into the icom audio derived cw keying circuit.  With Breakaway's ability to use ASIO4ALL to provide

low latency monitoring, I was able to use my wireless mouse as an iambic paddle using the mouse

buttons.  This setup also allows the use of any other cw sending software to  be running at the same

time so you can send with the mouse keyer or by FLdigi or any other cw sending programs.

I mostly use FLdigi for sending cw at qrq speeds,  but it is fun to use the mouse keying function of

Morse Keyer too.  I use my wireless mouse for an easy, ready to go, setup but you can also plug

your own paddles into a "spare" mouse by opening up the mouse and soldering wires onto the two

"hot leads" of the mouse buttons and a ground wire.  Here is a picture of my laptop desktop setup

screen with all the software running:         click on picture to enlarge

Here is one way that I was able to key using a wireless mouse as an iambic paddle with the 2 mouse buttons.  Morse Keyer is an excellent free program to use for this and now has Raised Cosine edges with adjustable rise and fall times, pitch, volume, and sound card selection.  Many thanks to Bob ! for his fantastic design !  I use the LAPTOP touchpad to place the mouse cursor in the MOUSE KEYING AREA...then use this wireless mouse as an iambic paddle,  you can even hold this up in the air to key...you have to make sure - not to move the mouse if you place it on a table so it does not move the cursor out of the blue square.  Also, you can use a spare mouse and solder wires to the two mouse switches and ground and hook your own iambic paddles or straight key up to this program.

Here is an example of a typical audio derived cw keying circuit...


- Here is how I connected my paddles to a spare usb mouse for use with Morse Keyer -

One wire per side is soldered to the left and right mouse button micro switch(hot lead) and a third wire is soldered to the ground on the mouse circuit board.  Solder the other ends of the three wires to a stereo 1/8 inch female jack. Plug in your paddles and you're ready to send cw by placing your mouse cursor inside the blue square Mouse Keying Area

  - click on picture to enlarge -


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