[TRLog] Interesting CW Technique
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 17:07:35 -0800 (PST)
> I think we are on to a good idea here. I like the page-up
> and down at 3 wpm but there are times when a smaller increment
> would suit my needs better. However, I don't want to jump to
> set another parameter and then do the page-up or down, it's too
> many keystrokes. How about a fine tune version of the page-up
> and down that would move it 1 wpm. Could this be done with
> a shift-page-up or down?
You guys are serious about this...
I am not sure shift-page-up or shift-page-down are the best choices,
since pressing the shift key activates the QSY or RIT functions for
Probably the best choice would be a function-key message command
that allows you to change your code speed in either incremental
or absolute terms.
So, there will be a new CW MESSAGE command called SPEED in the next
version (I just added it). You can do SPEED## where ## indicates
your CW speed, or SPEED+ to increment you CW speed by 1 WPM, or
SPEED- to decrement by one WPM. You can have more than one plus
or minus if you want the increment to be more.
CW MESSAGE commands work by putting them in a function key message
with a control-C in front of them and a control-d after them. You
can program control charaters while using the Alt-P command by
pressing first control-P and then control-c (or d). They are covered
in the manual (section 4). There are now about a dozen different
By putting messages like SPPED+ in your CQ EXCHANGE and SPEED25 in
your CQ MESSAGE, you should be able to get the "increasing speed"
effect mentioned earlier.
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