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CW-U and CW-L



  • Tom K3TFTom K3TF Member
    edited March 2017
    Another input from a CW guy.

    I tend to run with pitch at 700hz and when tuning around use the 800hz BW setting. In my case this is not really an issue. With this type of rig, my first Flex, I tend to point and click. I am getting pretty good and usually click with a few hertz of center passband. As soon as I start the QSO I go to 50 hz unless it is a round table. 

    When I was NTS for 2RN and handled a lot of CW traffic I ran with a wide BW filter setting so that Stations that QNI would be heard by me even if they were way off QRG. 

    Personally, I would prefer to keep the filter system just as it is even if I would ever go wide BW and possibly be tuning on the wrong side of the CW signal. If wide I always verify which side I am on by slightly tuning the VFO and see which way the pitch goes. There maybe times when I need to sit on a QRG and be able to hear wide BW on both sides such as listening for a weak DX signal that may not be on QRG. 

    I think a good solution would be, if it is decided to modify the CW filters to a non-symmetrical state, please allow a menu selection for both methods. 

    One of the nice features of a SDR System is it is easy to add menu selections for the old method and the proposed new method. That way CW operators who like the present system will not lose out. 

    By the way Steve and the gang did a great job on the CW fixes. On transmit we are clean on transmit to 100 wpm, CWL works, and the Red LED on the front panel never stays Red during receive. We currently have the best QSK of any rig out there. 

    Keep up the good work!

    73 & 161,

  • Al_NN4ZZAl_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Hi Tom,

    RE: With this type of rig, my first Flex, I tend to point and click. I am getting pretty good and usually click with a few hertz of center passband. 

    You might be interested in this requested feature to auto zero beat.....if so add you VOTE and comments. 


    Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
    al (at) nn4zz (dot) com

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