I recently purchased an Kenwood TS-480SAT which includes 3 recording buttons for CW. This has changed the game for DX and contesting for me! Current setup is: Channel 1: Call CQ Channel 2: My Call Sign Channel 3: 599 TU This seems to fit my needs. Does anyone else use a recorder? If so, do you go full automatic (using a keyboard or similar) or just use it for calling CQ, etc.?