Morse code

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Can I do Morse code on a flex, as I don’t want to learn Morse.
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James Baxter

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AH0U

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I don’t understand your question.... can you try agn
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KF4HR

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All the Flex 6000 series transceivers send CW (Morse) via its CWX function, but you will need some other program to decode (receive) CW, such as FLDigi.
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Jimmy Collis

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Why do Morse when someone cant copy CW or send with a key wats the point ???
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AH0U

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CW Academy does a super job helping operators learn or become more efficient t copying code.... it’s fun and you meet some great folks.... sign up in line
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Chris DL5NAM

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You can do Morse if you can do Morse !
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James, In a simple answer yes,  Using software like HRD Digital Master DM780 you could setup the software to decode and send via keyboard or macros (easier for contesting) Also FLDIGI works pretty well, I do this sometimes and created a WinKeyer port using the CAT then setup a WinKey port in the software application  that is used to send , your DAX receive is used to decode the CW through the software. 
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Phill Beistel

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You can do CW (morse) directly without somebodys software. There is a key socket on the back for either straight-key or IAMBIC key.  All you need is the knowledge of 'the code' and a willingness to 'hammer it out!'
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Zack Schindler - N8FNR

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You can use CW Skimmer to decode and send with CWX via your PC keyboard and SSDR without knowing Morse. CW Skimmer works very well BTW. It is much better than Fldigi.
http://www.dxatlas.com/cwskimmer/
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James Baxter

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Thanks, I am looking forward to that, 72
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Douglas Maxwell

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It sounds like you will be using a computer to send and receive morse code. The good news is that the Flex can do this easily with the help of PC applications to do the encoding/decoding. The bad news is that SSDR currently has a fault with this usage case, as follows:
When the PC applies the PTT (RTS) command to go into transmit, the Flex transfers the antenna onto the transmit chain, the PC then applies CW (DTR) and the Flex sends the CW sidetone down the transmit chain. The problem is that the gaps between CW (DTR) morse code are filled by an annoying RX hiss which is the receiver ADC sampling the RX port which isn't currently connected to the antenna. This is a fault introduced by Flex whilst trying to implement QSK properly. This fault has been around since the last change to the QSK implementation (years ago). It has been a deal breaker for most serious contesters who have now left the 'Flex experience' and so you won't hear too much chatter on the subject here. However there is a fix for non-serious contesters who aren't bothered about RX->TX changeover times which is the following:
Dial in some 'Delay' to remove the RX hiss as if you were running semi break-in to save your ears whilst you are transmitting.
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