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Is there any way to operate CW with a key using a 6400 in remote?

I live in a retirement community with the 6400 far removed from my apartment. The Maestro I ordered in Dec. 2020 won't be delivered until 2021. I'd like to use a key and paddle rather than a keyboard for CW. Is there a way to connect a key through a computer USB port and use with SDR?

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  • Al K0VM
    Al K0VM Retired Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2021

    check this out .

    https://groups.io/g/RemoteKeyerInterface

    AL, K0VM

  • rssutton9
    rssutton9 Member ✭✭
    Thank you. This looks like a possible solution. I'll start working on it.
    Stan KD8KBX
  • rssutton9
    rssutton9 Member ✭✭
    Alas, the files cited in the RKI page don't show, so I can't download them. I am a member of groups.io through the local traffic net, but maybe I have to be a member of the Remote Keyer Interface group to have access to the files. But I can't find out how to add a group or become a member of it. Any suggestions?
  • Al K0VM
    Al K0VM Retired Member ✭✭✭

    Yes join the group to get the files section. I have not tried this CW solution myself.

    AL, K0VM

  • rssutton9
    rssutton9 Member ✭✭

    Thanks. That worked. Downloaded files and waiting for a Winkeyer to get my old straight key going again.

  • SM3RAB
    SM3RAB Member ✭✭
    > @rssutton9 said:
    > Thanks. That worked. Downloaded files and waiting for a Winkeyer to get my old straight key going again.

    Have you made any progress with this?
    73 de Ulf

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