MRP40 CW Decode and IC-7300

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  1. W4LAC

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    Does anyone know if the IC-7300 will successfully interface to the MRP40 CW Decoder application on Windows 10? Are there better alternative Windows applications that work with the IC-7300 for decoding CW? Please don't tell me to go learn CW. LOL
     
  2. W7UUU

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    If you're happy with very mediocre results on all but the most pristine and perfectly sent code, or with causing lots of confusion to stations you're trying to work by the software missing or misreporting half of what they say, it should work fine.

    There is another, much better, way of course.... but you asked us not to mention that ;)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  3. KA4DPO

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    Two come to mind. CW Get which uses the soundcard in your computer, and my personal favorite, Headphones. LOL
     
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  4. K1VSK

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    Despite technology, there is no good way to decipher Morse reliably in all conditions other than the option you choose to deny.
     
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  5. K7MH

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    MRP40 has a 30 day trial period that is free so why not just download it and see how it goes for you??

    Successfully interfacing is one thing. That should be no real problem.
    Successfully decoding CW is another issue altogether.
     
  6. W4NNF

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    The 7300 will work with the software. But. As Dave says, CW decoders need good, sometimes machine-like, code under good conditions to be very practical. A little bit of swing to the OP's fist, a little bit of QSB or QRM/N and they go south. The best CW decoder is still between your ears, and with just a little practice it will far outdo any computer. If you want to play around with this (or DM780 or CW Skimmer), there's nothing wrong with that--just don't expect too much.
     
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  7. K1MMI

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  8. W4NNF

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    DM780 works great for PSK and RTTY, but it's just as handicapped for CW as other programs.
     
  9. WN1MB

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    Fair enough.

    Learn Morse, then operate CW.
     
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  10. AB9LZ

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    Go learn CW, it's the happy path.
     
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