Internet CW: Without the Computer!

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  1. M0FEU

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    Hi Folks,
    you asked for it, and Morserino32 delivered. Two major new features have been added to firmware update 3.0.1. The Morserino32 now has full support for straight keys across all the modes. Perhaps even more importantly, it is now possible to have a full internet QSO with the Morserino32, without any PC whatsoever! Simply program in the target IP address of the person you want to QSO with and away you go. Set up your own server / VPN network; there are many options here. Configuring the WiFi settings in the Morserino32 can be a bit confusing for people new to the Morserino32, so we have made a video to hopefully make life easier:



    Don't forget, you will need to update to the latest firmware to make use of these amazing new features:

    https://github.com/oe1wkl/Morserino-32/tree/master/Software/binary

    Is there another device anywhere in the world like the Morserino32?

    73 de OE6FEG / M0FEU
    Matt

    PS. The built in speaker is sourced from the automobile industry. Willi Kraml, the developer of the Morserino32, has only a limited stock of these left. Once they're gone, there will be no more Morserino32s built. The official website is here:

    http://www.morserino.info/morserino-32.html
     
  2. M0FEU

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    Here's what the manual has to say about the new WiFi TRX mode:

    You can use this transceiver mode to communicate with your CW buddy using the Internet protocol, either on your local area network, or across the Internet. As it uses WiFi, you need to make sure you can connected to WiFi - so you must have performed the function "WiFi Config" before. On your local network it is very easy to use this transceiver mode: just select it from the menu, and you will be able to communicate (without configuring a peer address it will send to the IP address 255.255.255.255, which is a broadcast address and can be received by all devices on this network). The Morserino-32 uses UDP port 7373 for asynchronous communication. When you start Wifi Trx, the IP address of your peer (or "IP Broadcast") will be shown for a moment on the display. If you want to communciate with a specific Morserino-32 over the Internet, you need to configure the IP address of your buddy - this is done through the menu item 'Config WiFi', which shows now a third field beyond SSID and Password. In this field you need to enter the IP address of your peer (or its DNS host name), and then the Wifi Transceiver will send the packets to that specific IP address. If that IP address is not on your local network, and if you are behind some form of firewall or a router that treats your network as a private network, the Morserino will be able to send out to the Internet (unless specific firewall rules are blocking most UDP ports), but the packets coming from your buddy will be blocked at the router. In this case you need to configure "Port Forwarding", telling the router to send all UDP packets on port 7373 to your Morserino. At the same time, you need to tell your buddy your OUTSIDE IP address (i.e. the IP address of your router interface to your Internet provider), and your buddy has to do the same (configure port forwarding, and telling you his Internet-facing IP address, which you will enter into your Morserino). Sounds a bit complicated at first, but isn’t really that bad. Another option, perhaps a bit more complicated, would be to set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network), so that both your Morserinos are on the same "virtual network" and hence can talk to each other without any firewall rules blocking the traffic. How to do this goes clearly beyond the scope of this manual — ask an Internet guru for further details!

    73
    Matt
     
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