For CW operation, you must be in CW mode - hit "C" on the keyboard.
The CW Keyboard is activated via the C key when you select the CW mode and can be reactiveated/reset again via the C key (typed in the main radio window)
Type in what you want to send and the system will send it automatically using the VOX to control the radio (Note: PTT is diabled in CW mode)l. The "macros" shown at the bottom of the "CW Keyboard" will send common items including your own call in the messages. Typing in the call of the other station will allow its use in the macros.
Now that you are ready to go, it is good to set up a few MACROs to reduce the tedium of continually typing in the same thing and to make the switchover between transmit and receive a little easier. For those operations used to the extensive MACRO capability of the DigiPan, etc this interface will appear quite simple, but it should be adequate for normal remote ops (e.g. non-contesting).Several MACROs used at W4MQ are shown below
he MACRO capability supports two special insertions, illustrated in the above examples:
Each MACRO is settable by selecting the MACRO button using the RIGHT mouse click. The editing windows illustrated above then appear. Remember to SAVE when you are finished.
To activate the MACRO you must either LEFT click on the MACRO button or use the key combinations SHIFT+CNTL+1 through SHIFT+CNTL+ 0 to activate the MACRO (you must use the standard number keys and not the numeric keypad). The top five buttons are numbered as 1 through 5 and the bottom five buttons are numbered as 6 through 10 (0),
CW Keying Speed
The cw keying speed is adjustable by clicking on the speed or using the K from the keyboard and then using the < and > keys to decrease and increase the speed
CW Sidetone Level
Not all stations enable the CW sidetone. If it is enabled then the level can be adjusted using the Mic Gain slider control
Radio Control When in the CW Window
Generally use of the ALT+key from within the CW window will provide the same functionality as the same key used directly in the Radio window.