The CW Keyboard for your Computer
By Jeff Rowberg
SerialKey is a DOS program that uses a serial port on your computer to effortlessly send Morse code with your Ham radio without losing your CW receiving skills. Installation and hook-up are extremely simple, as well as program use.
run in a DOS box from Windows! (However, timing can get messed up
if another program is running in addition to SerialKey.)
SerialKey v1.2 (Screenshot)
*Background transmitting means that you don't have to wait for one character to finish being sent before typing the next one. You can type a very long string (such as a CQ call) while the program sends in the background.
**The Inverse function allows for "inside-out" CW. If your serial polarity is reversed from the standard (+14V low, -14V hi), inverse can easily reverse the MARK and SPACE units without any complicated soldering.
***SerialKey allows the user
to send manually by holding down the one one CTRL key. When the user
taps on a SHIFT key, SerialKey becomes a straight key.
SerialKey has been tested on:
SerialKey requires a computer with a math coprocessor for the Calibrate
function in SETUP. It is possible to run SerialKey on a computer without
a math coprocessor, though; you just need to edit the configuration file
manually (a program like DOS Edit works fine).
SerialKey has been tested with:
SerialKey is availableof charge. You can download version 1.4 here:
- 94K Self-extracting DOS PKZIP file
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