Since it doesn't appear that we will be getting a CW spot (or auto-spot) feature any time soon, is there any way to quickly and momentarily generate a spot tone (sidetone) without keying the transmitter?
Of course... on the SmartSDR CW control panel, just click on "Breakin" so that it is grey, then activate your external key or keyer. You will get sidetone, but the transmitter will not be keyed. (This doesn't work with CWX, because it ignores the setting of Breakin. That is why I won't use it.)