Flex 6500 MRP40

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HI All

I have just got a Flex 6500 and I am trying to get to grips with it, How can I key CW using MRP40 and the Flex,

failing that is there a CW macro option that I can program in some CW text to send ??

Thanks
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Barry N1EU

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Have you looked at the CWX feature in SmartSDR?
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Or, better yet, read the entire manual.
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The rig didn't come with a manual, only a quick set up guide,
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Just seen cwx, is there any option to add macros and not have to type all the time,
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Download the SmartSDR manual from http://www.flexradio.com/downloads/smartsdr-software-users-guide-pdf/ and read pp126-128.  There are 12 function key macro messages.
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CWX is great.  You can interlace the macros (F1-F12) with regular typing.  So in live mode you can do something like:

tnx for qso  k6abc 

(the above typed manually in live sends as typed)  Then hit say F12 which you have your call programmed:

de ws7m k

So your type sequence would be:  tnx for qso k6abc <f12>

Macros in the function keys can be longer.  I have the following programmed:

F1:  ws7m       (just my call for pouncing on a dx)
F2:  tu 5nn bk     (answer to a dx reply)

F6: cq cq cq de ws7m ws7m    (I can hit f6 twice to repeat then type a k)

F7: name mark mark
F8: qth fort collins, co co

This post shows how to use some prosigns:

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

CWX works great.  I wish it supported the popular   >>>5nn<<<  to increase speed of 5nn and reduce speed.  Maybe a future version.

If you want to use an external program then:

K9DUR morse keyer6K:

http://k9dur.rnaconsultingservices.com/smartsdr_utilities.html

MorseKeyer6K DOES support speed increase/decrease.  It works very well.