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gowinkeyflex - translate CW from a K1EL keyer to a Flex winkey port

Danny Quist
Danny Quist Member ✭✭
I have a pretty unique situation: My radio is located across the house. Being new to CW, I wanted to operate during the evening. The only problem was that the radio was in my dad's room, making access to the normal keyer impossible.

The solutions were to buy a Maestro at great expense, find another utility to accomplish the same thing (WKFlex), or to implement my own version. Here is my solution to the problem: https://github.com/dannyquist/gowinkeyflex/

This work was inspired by WKFlex. I wanted a bit more control over the communications and timing. As a rusty CW op with a bad fist, I need to adjust the speed on the fly. I found I was having to adjust the speed knob, then go to SmartSDR to adjust the speed there. gowinkeyflex relays the knob speed changes to the radio automatically.

Original WKFlex post:

Currently it's a command line program. Feedback is appreciated.

Danny K1HYL


  • N5NHJ
    N5NHJ Member ✭✭✭

    I Danny, good job!

    As a side note, WKFlex automatically adjust SmartSDR CW speed keeping it synchronized (adding the offset) with the Winkeyer knob or/and with the virtual slide on top of WKFlex window. No need to change both,

    Maybe you want to check your WKFlex installation. Just ask if you need any help.

    73, Max N5NHJ (I8NHJ)

  • Danny Quist
    Danny Quist Member ✭✭
    Is there any chance you could release your source code for WKFlex?

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