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Decrease sidetone pitch steps

WA8SRA
WA8SRA Member
edited July 2018 in New Ideas
Currently, the sidetone pitch step-size is 50 Hz, which IMHO is too large. I think 10 Hz would be much more 'ear friendly'. 

73, Dale
WA8SRA
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  • Steve N4LQ
    Steve N4LQ Member
    edited September 2015
    I agree.
  • Charles - K5UA
    edited July 2018
    I agree also.
  • Ned K1NJ
    Ned K1NJ Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
        If necessary you can adjust manually by entering the desired tone frequency.  Mine is at
    385 Hz. and usually stays there, but having 5 Hz steps would be neat, just  to get in the
    ballpark.

    Ned,  K1NJ
  • Steve N4LQ
    Steve N4LQ Member
    edited September 2015
    Wow...I didn't know that. Thanks. That's good enough for me!
    Steve N4LQ
  • Charles - K5UA
    edited March 2015

    Hi Ned,

    Thanks for pointing that out.  I had forgotten that was  possible by direct entry. Good call.

  • WA8SRA
    WA8SRA Member
    edited November 2015
    Steve,

    Entering an absolute pitch frequency works -- IF you know ahead of time what that pitch should be. But if you don't, it's very useful to be able fine-tune the pitch empirically by shifting it up and down until you find the pitch that works for your *system*; that system being your headphones, or speakers and room acoustics, and always, your ears. For years, my optimum pitch was 600 Hz., however, I've discovered that I now have a very sharp hi-Q null at that frequency -- probably from 48 years or so of CW at a pitch of 600 Hz ;-)  So, I've had to find a new preferred pitch  (that process can take a lot of experimentation) and ended up with 480 Hz. 

    Ned -- I agree that 5 Hz steps would be even better than the 10 Hz that I had suggested.

    73, Dale
    WA8SRA

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