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How to work CW thru PC and SSDR

Hello, I'm running a 6400, SSDR, W10. I want to know how hookup an Iambic Key or a Keyer to the PC?
Pat - KH6KL


  • Duane_AC5AA
    Duane_AC5AA Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 2019
    If you're in the shack with the radio, connect to the radio.  Otherwise, I think you have to use CWX.
  • Brian Denley  KB1VBF
    Brian Denley KB1VBF Member ✭✭
    edited November 2019
    Yeah there’s a key jack in the back of the Flex 6400 (page 21 of the Hardware Reference Manual).  The radio also has an internal keyer.

    Brian KB1VBF
  • BL7IB
    BL7IB Member ✭✭
    edited October 2019

    I also wish to remote operate my Flex6400 with physical morse key, not CWX.

    AFAIK, this is not supported yet.    
  • K1ESE
    K1ESE Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 2019
    The problem is that while remote you need local sidetone.  You can hook up a paddle remotely and get local sidetone several ways - buy a Maestro, buy a pair of RemoteRig boxes, buy a pair of Winkeyers
  • Russ McIntyre K8AH
    Russ McIntyre K8AH Member ✭✭
    edited November 2019
    “CW sidetone” Thread has some more info. I use just one Winker at remote site as detailed later on down in the thread. Works FB.
  • Mark Davis
    Mark Davis Member ✭✭

    Take a look at the "Remote Keyer Interface" solution for -free- remote CW operation, with a keyer (or straight key) interfaced to the PC through a very simple interface to a Serial Port.... https://groups.io/g/RemoteKeyerInterface.

    Side-Tone at your remote operating site can come from your PC or from the keyer. No Maestro required.

    Mark - AD7EF

  • BL7IB
    BL7IB Member ✭✭

    Thanks Mark.

    Just downloaded, soldered an USB-CWkey adapter using an abandon firmware download cable.

    I don't have Winkeyer yet. It works well with straight key connected to the RS232 CTS pin, without WinKeyer.

    ( At first glance, I spend some time to figure out why the download link doesn't work - must join the group first to download ;)

    Rocky BL7iB

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