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Quick way to send call sign using cw while using ssb

WBB
WBB Member
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
while in ssb mode; it would be nice to hit a button to have flexradio transmit your call sign in cw for id
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  • K5CG
    K5CG Danny Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    You could use a voice keyer to do that. Use it to play your callsign, name, voice CQ protocol, brag tape, and a recording of your ID in morse. :)
  • WBB
    WBB Member
    edited June 2020
    Thank u for ur quick reply I was hoping that flex would put this in their todo list Whats the odds of that happening?? Lol But thank u AK5WB/ WBayard (Bill)
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Several 6 Meters users have already posted a request for "CW on SSB Modes."
    https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/cw_on_ssb_modes

    You can add your vote of interest in the Upper right hand corner of the page where there is a little heart and a button for [VOTE].

    In the mean time, I have also done the "Modulated CW" from a voice keyer file.  The only problem is that it goes through the processor/EQ and isn't "pure," but also transmits some background noise, etc.  But it is better than nothing and works in a pinch.

    I recorded my own signal on a 2nd slice using FDX and Audacity, then trimmed it and exported it to the voice keyer in my ACLog program. 

    Ken - NM9P
  • Michael Coslo
    Michael Coslo Member
    edited June 2020
    Would it likewise be good to have a voice ID while usingg CW?

    I know I'm being silly, but what is the point of dropping to CW while in an SSB QSO?
  • George KF2T
    George KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2019
    Couldn’t you just -SAY- your callsign? This would be a feature I’d actively try to discourage. PS - being able to grab the key and send CW while in phone for certain activities is a different thing altogether, and probably pretty useful for some.
  • K5CG
    K5CG Danny Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Regarding the "grabbing the key" mode, the Kenwood radios like the TS-480/590 have that feature you can enabled/disable but it switches the radio to CW when you do it and I think it leaves you in CW mode.
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    It is common practice on six meters and weak signal 2 meters to drop to CW when SSB cannot get through in the very brief eS openings or meteor scatter. At times, the band fades quite rapidly, and a quick switch to CW can make the difference between a good contact and a frustrating missed new state or grid. Cross-mode contacts are common. Ken - NM9P
  • Rick Hadley - W0FG
    edited January 2018
    Or, as Lauren Bacall once said:  “You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? You just put your lips together, and ****.” ;-)

  • Bill Garfield W1BG
    edited February 2018
    What's wrong with using the PC-based RoMac CW ID'er?   Works with any rig that supports CI-V and can connect either via USB or the CW Keying jack.  Sends either modulated CW or actual real CW.  Currently using it with an IC-7300, have previously used it with a 590 and planning to use it with my new 6400M (once it arrives) :)
    73 - Bill - W1BG
  • Michael Coslo
    Michael Coslo Member
    edited July 2017
    Okay - but if band condx were spotty, I'd probably just do the whole QSO on CW. But different strokes and al. 
  • Chris Tate  - N6WM
    Chris Tate - N6WM Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    This feature request was made by me quite some time ago, it has a number in the tracker for consideration by the team in the future.  
  • KM6CQ - Dan
    KM6CQ - Dan Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    An Elecraft can do it:)

    Dan KM6CQ

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