Hands-On Review UA9OV’s CwType program
CW keying made easy
If you need a simple way to key your transceiver via your PC’s keyboard, I can highly recommend CwType to you.
CwType is easy to set up and use. I have been using it full time as my CW application of choice for months now. It is rock solid.
I simply defined six macro keys, F2-F6, on my PC’s keyboard to send:
- My call
- No No My call is …
- QTH and name
- de call call bk
- Call, QTH and name
For my DX chasing I only need the first two macros 90% of the time — the others come in handy at times for exceptions or to send more info.
I don’t use a paddle at all anymore. If I need to go off macros, I just click the program’s TX button (or Ctrl-T) and begin typing manually.
To learn more about CwType, click here.
CwType is freeware, but I chose to send the author a donation. He is set up for PayPal donations.
To download CWType (Windows only), click here.