When you use remote audio, CW sidetone is generated in the SmartSDR client itself and NOT the radio. As a consequence, you will only hear sidetone when your headset is plugged into the PC and you send CW using CWX.
The reason is that there is a slight delay created by the Opus codec that is used to encode the audio for remote. It would make using a paddle/keyer plugged into the radio quite difficult because of the delay between paddle closure and when you would hear CW sidetone.
Thanks for the quick response. So, if I want to use a paddle connected to the 6500, the only ways I can get the side tone would be:
1) using the headphones connected to the 6500, or
2) connecting my powered speakers directly to the 6500.
There is no way to get the side tone out of the powered speakers connected to the PC (unless I want to abandon using the paddle and only use a keyboard to send code). Is that correct?
It sounds like a solution will exist when V2.x comes out. You will be able to connect a paddle to your remote PC. And the sidetone will be generated on the PC. Steve discusses the options here:
Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
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