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Author Topic: CW reader program recommendations  (Read 2784 times)
AC2KV
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« on: July 26, 2013, 08:47:16 AM »

I am going to be doing a morse code demonstration to a group of 5th graders and would like to use a reader program on a laptop as part of the demo. Does anyone have a recommendation for a free or inexpensive program? Thanks!
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DJ1YFK
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 08:55:46 AM »

There was a thread in the Computers & Software forum a few days ago in which pretty much the same question was asked:
http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,91049.0.html

A while ago I had to demonstrate some Morse code (and take part in a competition against text messaging), and I used CWtype and a paddle connected to the parallel port, with great success. CWtype acts as an electronic keyer and prints the letters sent on the screen.

There are other good options for straight keys mentioned in the other thread.

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Fabian, DJ1YFK
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KE4JOY
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 01:27:26 PM »

http://www.dxsoft.com/en/products/cwget/

Has a timed 'demo' mode.  Wink
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N8YA
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 08:09:32 AM »


fldigi decodes pretty well and  does many other digital modes!   

http://www.w1hkj.com/download.html

Dean
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 10:24:20 AM »


fldigi decodes pretty well and  does many other digital modes!   

http://www.w1hkj.com/download.html

+1 vote for FLDIGI.

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Mauri
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GW3OQK
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 01:02:27 AM »

Can you change the font size in these programs to VERY LARGE so it can be read at a distance? I am thinking to enhance a public demonstration of our hobby in a museum, where lots of beeping is rather meaningless.
Andrew
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