Feature request - "CW Zero Beat"

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Hi! I've had my 6600 for about 3 weeks and every day is like Christmas morning when I go into the shack now...what new feature will I discover today?

Two years ago I got an Icom IC-7300 for a "110V 100W travel radio" - and love the CW Zero Beat button that ZB's a CW signal to my selected (700 Hz for me) audio tone for received CW. I cannot match the received CW note to my memory of a 700 Hz tone (is this called "tone deaf?" -  I have a work-around or two, but they're a pain.

Any thought to adding this "CW ZB" feature?

Thanks,
Ray N6HE
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Ray Day

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Posted 7 months ago

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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Ray,
There is a "idea" that is ranked #2 by votes for an AutoClick tune on CW.

Check it out and add comments and a VOTE if you would like to see this.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/ssdr_autozerobeat_on_cw_click_tune

Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
6700 & SSDR-W  V 2.2.8
Win10
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John - W8AGS

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Ray,
This has been requested for years to add to the 6000 series radios. It received a ton of votes when it was requested to be a added feature. PSDR has this feature and it works great on my 5000A radio. I hope they add it soon for us CW ops.
John, W8AGS
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W7NGA

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No need to memorize a tone. When the signal is on the fiducial index line (yellow/red) the resulting tone is at the specified pitch frequency.
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Duane, AC5AA

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Under DSP, click on the APF (Audio Peaking Filter) and run the slider up 25-50%.  Now as you tune, just listen for when the volume peaks.  Poof, you're zero-beated.
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Ted, NX6C

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Ray,

I found this in the Community archives...

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/cw_mode_explanation_request

Is this explanation valid today?

Ted
NX6C
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Duane, AC5AA

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Yes
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Ted, NX6C

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To figure this out I had to translate the operation of the "pitch" control in the Tx panel to my very first superheterodyne SW receiver's BFO knob.  Memories. oh my goodness.
Ok, I think I got it.
Ted
NX6C