The CWIDMODE command is formatted in the following manner from the p_cmd prompt:

CWIDMODE bit2bit1bit0

where bit0 enables timed cw id (where the timer is set by the IDTIME command--to calculate the correct IDTIME divide interval by 10...i.e. for 60 second interval IDTIME equals 6)

where bit1 enables ID on incoming events...such as connects and disconnects by other stations to you

where bit2 enables ID on outgoing events...such as connects and disconnects by your station to others

In all the above, value 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled. For example,


CWIDMODE 000 (or just 0)--no automatic CW ID whatsoever.

CWIDMODE 111---all automatic CW ID modes on

CWIDMODE 100 just IDs on outgoing events, and

CWIDMODE 101 will ID on outgoing events, and then again whenever the IDTIME says so

CWIDMODE 001 (or just 1) is timer ID only.

Note that in the manual it states that "the counter controlling the [timer] must be initially started....with either the manual ID command or one of the initial features selected by bits 1 or 2. What this means is that before the 1278 will ID automatically under CWIDMODE 001, you must issue a manual ID command, at which point the unit will start ID'ing automatically.

Something to remember...ID's are sent at the beginning of every request instead of the end...so a manual ID will still have to be sent to be legal at the end of the transmission (especially in the instance of a failed connect).


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