I've always considered myself, first, a cw op. My preferred mode. Not a good cw op but....I manage....

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I spent the evening learning the ropes of having two slices on screen.
Recognizing the calling station being worked and dragging the transmit passband to where he's listening or how much he will go up, if any.
(the 20 meter W1AW cw op was a pro, controlled the pile and ran a good rate)
It didn't take too long to learn how to lock the xmit slice and read the passband signals so I could determine where to call.
Pretty slick. And with CWX, I didn't have to take my hands off the mouse, FlexControl, and keyboard.
Pretty slick.
Still have to learn how to employ NR and NB to advantage.
I saved the Profile as "20 cw split"
Not sure if that will only apply to 20 meters or if it will apply to other bands, cw, split?

So much to learn.
Thanks for the Radio Guys...CWX is a snap of course

A fun night, learned a lot...
"hope I remember it in the morning"
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You can do this with either two slices, so you can actually hear the "mob" in the pileup in one ear (by panning that slice to the right or left ear) OR you can simply use the XIT and shift your TX to where the DX/W1AW station is running split.  

When you are on maximum zoom, the TX indicator slice lets you place your CW signal right where you want it in a "hole" between two other stations, or right on the frequency where the last guy was.  Or where you anticipate the DX is going to listen next.  (Sometimes they work slowly up or down the band with each contact, since everyone else seems to dump right on the last guy's frequency.)  It is fun to watch a pileup on the panadapter and see how it is unfolding!

This is the neatest rig to do splits that I have ever seen!  And it works the same way on SSB, RTTY, and other modes if you know how to set your filters correctly.

The fun is just beginning.  And you are right. The new CWX is a great addition!
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The hard part is NOT clicking the wrong button, there are quite a few.
Couple times I had to reset the windows. LOL

Never did get the w1aw/7 on 10 meters this morning. He really didn't have a pattern  and I was barefoot.
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The hard part is NOT clicking the wrong button, there are quite a few.
Couple times I had to reset the windows. LOL

Never did get the w1aw/7 on 10 meters this morning. He really didn't have a pattern  and I was barefoot.
It's not so much different than PSDR, just different terminolgy and learning all the buttons.
I've worked split for decades I have 350+ confirmed...mostly on cw, and a whole lot of them were split operations. LOL
This is a lot easier than with a separate xmitter and rcvr, and footswitch ptt  days!