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Winkey emulator? 22 Apr 2021 12:30 #1

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Hi,

Just an idea, but maybe it has already been done or at least discussed...

Is it possible to emulate Winkey in a software (eg. SDC) and send text/numerals to ExpertSDR via TCI? Most loggers support Winkey, so it would be logical and great if they could send characters to ExpertSDR rather than keying via COM-port across the network or computers. Sending would probably be much cleaner if latency is higher than ideal.
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Winkey emulator? 22 Apr 2021 12:50 #2

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At the moment TCI enabled CW keyers, such as the one in SDC, can only send macros with real-time keyboard presses not sent until 'enter' is pressed. However that should be corrected when we see the upgraded TCI in ESDR3.


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You see above the F keys will send the relevant macro but the free text 'ee' is not sent until send or enter is pressed which is not lke a Winkey emulation. But soon, it will be - Roman already stated this in another Forum message.
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Winkey emulator? 30 Apr 2021 21:42 #3

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Even winkey does need an ESC sometimes as far as I remember.

But even if it is ready and enter is not an issue, how can we use the built-in keyer and macros from within N1MM+ or Win-Test? It has its own macros deeply embedded for efficient contest operation. So we need to emulate winkey I assume.
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Winkey emulator? 01 May 2021 07:01 #4

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You can run TCI CW and non-TCI software like N1MM side-by-side. It makes no difference where the input comes from.
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