CW Skip

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For some reason I'm getting character skips when sending CW. It seems to be mostly Dits that drop, but on occasion it is a Dah that's dropped. I haven't yet figured out whether it is just the sidetone that's dropping out or if there is real RF dropout. At first I thought I had a problem with my Bencher key so I checked connections, adapter plugs, and even switched to another key and cleaned the contacts. Nothing has solved this problem so far. I believe I've seen one other post about this but I find it hard to believe that this is a problem that can't be addressed. It certainly needs some attention or CW operators are likely to move to another radio. My Flex 5K handles CW better than this 6300 and there must be something I'm missing. I don't believe this was a problem with earlier versions of SmartSDR but I could be wrong. Is this problem also appearing in the 6500 and 6700? Any suggestions?
Rick, W2JAZ
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Ri

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Andrew Holman

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Yes this issue has been reported previously. Welcome to the club. We were hoping this would be fixed in 1.7.x but it was not.  The only thing we hear is "it will be fixed soon".

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/flex-6300-missing-random-dits

Us CW users are a little miffed atm.  
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TNX Gerald. I appreciate the reply and knowing its in the cue. I don't recall that it was a bug in earlier version s so I also appreciate that and knowing its only dropping out in the side tone.
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Andrew Holman

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Gerald, I stated, "it will be fixed soon", as per your last comment on the other ticket.  Needless to say, operating CW is troublesome when you cannot hear the dits/dahs. It doesn't mean it's any less frustrating for us Flex / CW ops.  I even linked to the post with your reply on it to give proper context to other users who might visit this post.  
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Norm - W7CK

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I have a 6700 and I have the same problem but I've always thought the cause was my crappy fist.....   Geez, Is it true that it could be a software issue?  I still think its my fist......
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Rick

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It's likely not your fist hi hi
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Steve (N9SKM)

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I could be wrong but I thought that most of the people having the issue were 6300 users.
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W7NGA

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On the plus side, there were apparently some changes in the debouncing a while ago that has dramatically improved my CW using my old Vibroplex Bug! 
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Rick

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Good to know maybe I'll get my bug hooked up
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Rick

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Maybe so as thTs what I use, the 6300. Strange that it doesn't also show up as a bug on the 6500 and 6700
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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Its on all flex 6000 and is not just limited to the 6300.  Its in the queue to be fixed with a high priority context.  we cant really ask for more from the team at this point.

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