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Allow CW Speed to be mapped to FlexControl

WA8SRA
WA8SRA Member
edited August 2019 in New Ideas
I like to match my CW sending speed to that of the station I'm working, and that adjustment usually gets tweaked while I'm sending (particularly when returning a call for the first time). Since I'm right handed and my right hand is busy with the paddles, using my left hand to simultaneously adjust my sending speed on a computer screen with a mouse -- greatly exceeds my coordination capabilities. However, I'm sure I could manage to twist the FlexControl knob.

73, Dale
WA8SRA

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  • Charles - K5UA
    edited July 2018
    Another good idea Dale. Keeps the right hand where it should be, next to the key and the flex control.
  • W5XZ - dan
    W5XZ - dan Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    great idea, Dale

  • Clay N9IO
    Clay N9IO Clay N9IO Member ✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Excellent suggestion!
  • Paul  KB3ML
    Paul KB3ML Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Please !   This would be very handy.     1.6 ?
  • Ken - WA8JXM
    Ken - WA8JXM Member
    edited February 2017
    I absolutely agree!   That's one of the major reasons I prefer my K3 for casual operating over the 6300: the ability to make adjustments, primarily keying speed, with my left hand instead of trying the impossible with a mouse!   

    I would really like to see a lot of the on screen-mouse-controlled options optionally mapable to the keyboard since the FlexControl only has four functions.  

    Even during receive, it would be great to be able to use the keyboard for certain functions such as fine tuning, power setting, bandwidth, noise blanker, etc.     Give us a dozen keys (maybe the numeric keypad, or at least the arrow keys), plus the normal function keys and let use decide which functions we want on the keyboard!
  • W5XZ - dan
    W5XZ - dan Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    which is the main reason i'll probably never buy a Maestro...knobs on the right???

    really??? for a right handed cw guy, with some paddles ??  JM2C..73

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