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Maestro Keyboard CW

Mark Erbaugh
Mark Erbaugh Member ✭✭
edited October 2019 in New Ideas
How about adding a keyboard CW mode for the Maestro. As I see it, the M would display a keyboard on the touch screen that could be used to type CW.


  • Steve - N4TTY
    Steve - N4TTY Member
    edited August 2017
    I'm not a CW guy myself, but somehow keyboards just don't fit into a CW equation to me.  :-)

    Steve G./N4TTY
  • W3PH
    W3PH Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    My operation is nearly 100% CW, and I agree - I've never gotten  used to sending CW from a keyboard.  Might just be me.  What would be useful would be RTTY decoding and ability to send from a real, or at least a virtual, keyboard.
  • Steve (N9SKM)
    Steve (N9SKM) Member
    edited May 2016
    Something like the kx3 psk and rtty modes and a Bluetooth keyboard would be cool. Depends on the Bluetooth chip set they are using in the maestro. The Macros in the Maestro should work well for contesting.
  • ctate243
    ctate243 Member ✭✭
    edited April 2017
    I'm in the same boat.. when I use a keyboard my brain seems to turn off the traditional abbreviations and prosigns and I tend to send full words.  Much more comfortable with paddles. I do realize there is a market for keyboard sent cw.  Maybe if and when they activate Bluetooth on Maestro we could see a method to keyboard cw... and maybe a decoder or 2 kind of like in the K-line or some of the modern yaekenwu rigs so we can avoid going to a 3rd party app if we want.
  • Norm - W7CK
    Norm - W7CK Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Nothing is sacred anymore.  I'm in the same boat as some others here - CW should be sent with a key and received in your head.  When I want to type back and forth with someone, I'll use PSK, Olivia or one of the other modes.

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