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How to connect a key/keyer to Mac or iPad

Newbie here. I will be controlling my 6600 from a MAC using one of the Mac O/S paid software programs. How do I connect my WinKeyer (or straight key) to my Mac? I've skimmed the SDR and hardware documents and don't see it.


  • George KF2T
    George KF2T Member ✭✭✭

    Section 7.1 of the on-line documentation.


  • W3US
    W3US Member ✭✭
    Sorry, not getting it. I see "licensing" in one document, and "power connections" in the other. Would you mind sending the link, please? Again, I want to connect a key to my Mac (or even a Windows machine for that matter) then remote to the 6600.
  • W3US
    W3US Member ✭✭
    Ah-ha. I found this in section 21.5 of the SmartSDR Software User Guide. I believe it answers my question.
    "At present, there is no feature to attach a key or paddles to the PC to operate CW remotely."
  • davenelson
    davenelson Member ✭✭
    It would be great if there was a way to CW remotely without a Maestro
  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Take a look at the Remote Keyer Interface group. I built one for windows and it works great. I think someone has figured out how to make it work for Mac as well.

    [email protected] | Topics

  • John WA7UAR
    John WA7UAR Member ✭✭✭

    I found this informative thread on the Remote Keyer Interface thread on Groups:


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