Further to the kind words of introduction you gave me as a “new homebrewer” in Soldersmoke 104, I’m writing to let you know about a little project of mine which I think you might appreciate…
I made a h/b keyer a while back and recently added the ability to send automated 3*3 cq calls (and cq FISTS calls).
On doing this, I realized how much I HATE the sound of machine generated CW – so mechanical and lifeless. I want to hear a real fist – preferably with some chirp and drift thrown in for good measure!
So – I’ve come up with an alternative – The FUNKY keyer!
It adds some random timing "jitter" to each automated cq call, to simulate the sound of a real fist on a straight key.
You can read all about the Funky Keyer on my blog, http://m0xpd.blogspot.com
The blog also documents some of the other outcomes of my personal puffs of solder smoke, including the “Funster PLUS” 40m CW Transceiver and the “Not-so-superhet” experimental valve receiver. There’s some operating stuff, including WSPR on 40 and 80m with my Softrock SDR and I was inspired by Soldersmoke to include some travelog – ZL, VR2, BY, HB, etc.
Hope you enjoy it.
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for all the enthusiasm and inspiration you continue to give us in Soldersmoke,
73 de Paul, m0xpd