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Re: Morserino with a straight keyer

Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH
 

I started with a straight key in 1960, and have been CW only since then.  But, I built my first keyer (a W9TO with four vacuum tubes, two tube regulators and a mercury relay for the key line) within the first year or so.  As for any topic of "which is better", you will get recommendations from one extreme to the other.  I appreciate the sound of an excellent fist on a key, or a bug, but feel for learning, the electronic keyer is good because it provides some of the timing needed for clean CW keying.  It still requires the user to develop an ear for properly timed code.

The W9TO keyer was not "iambic".  If I recall correctly, when used with a dual lever paddle (two J-38 keys mounted back to back) the dash "overrode" the dot.  When I moved to an iambic keyer, it probably happened to be Type A, but all I know now is that my fingers prefer A.  Years ago, when rigs first came out with internal keyers, I believe it was common that they did not provide an option for A or B, but only had B.  Everyone who learned on B of course finds it hard to use A and vice versa.  I feel that B is more demanding on finger timing at higher speed.  

The other option that comes up is "to squeeze or not squeeze".  Again you will find proponents for each one.  N1FN wrote a paper years ago to state his case for non squeeze:  http://www.morsex.com/pubs/iambicmyth.pdf
I think K7QO takes the side of squeeze keying.  I do not know if this article is where he makes his arguments for squeeze keying or not:  http://morse-rss-news.sourceforge.net/keyerdoc/K7QO_Iambic_Paddle.pdf

I am on the side of not squeezing.  I use a dual lever paddle, iambic type A, and do not squeeze.  A few years ago I decided to try a single lever paddle thinking perhaps some of my errors might be reduced.  My conclusion was that the type of errors merely changed, but my error rate was still higher than I care for.

I think the most important thing to do while learning any manner of sending is to be able to recognize errors and clearly correct them.  If errors are made and not corrected, then depending on the nature of the error, it can make copy much more difficult for the other op.  I have had QSOs where I had to really struggle to try to figure out what was being sent.  I would prefer that the other op QRS to a speed where their error rate is reasonably low than to push the speed with a higher error rate.

Chuck
W5UXH
Las Cruces, NM

Re: Morserino with a straight keyer

beruberu@...
 

Hello,
 
Thanks to all of you for your good advice
 
73 qro from Switzerland
 
HB9GUR

WiFi Issues

arnold@...
 

Folks!
I have found several reports here discussing WiFi problems. First of all it worked fine without any problems for me. So I sat down to verify possible problems. I used a Cisco acces point several meters away from me.

OE1WKL recommends to increase the WiFi intensity. I guess that the field could be too strong as well. Using a cheap netgear router close to the morserino caused problems, in about 1m distance it worked again. My normal network uses extreme long complex passwords > 33 char and that worked without problems. So there is no need to downgrade security on that side.

I have 2,4GHz and 5,1GHz here but I only used the 2,4GHz net to connect, I have not tried tha 5,1GHz net.. On both devices I announce the access with different names so I know which band I use.

Eventually this might help to trace down WiFi connection problems.
73
OE1IAH / KN6EYB


Re: Morserino with a straight keyer

colin humphries
 

You can use a straight key by going into the menu and selecting cw decode instead of going into the normal keyer part of the menu. In cw decode the straight key works fine. 
It would be nice to have a key option in the setup so you can use the straight key in the echo mode.
Colin. (K0LIN)

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019, 09:58 <beruberu@...> wrote:
Hello,
 
Many people told me that I should learn morse with a straight  keyer, but it is not possible with Morserino, why?? Could you add this feature in a next relaese....It would be much apprciated..
 
Thanks and 73 qro HB9GUR

Re: Morserino with a straight keyer

beruberu@...
 

It would be nice to have a key option in the setup so you can use the straight key in the echo mode.
Colin. (K0LIN)


I agree....

HB9GUR

Re: Morserino with a straight keyer

DM3KB (Kai)
 

Hello all,

I am also looking forward to the straight key echo training feature.
Would be much appreciated.

May Willi can confirm if the feature will make mit to the next version.

Vy 73 Kai DM3KB

Am 28. Oktober 2019 10:01:37 MEZ schrieb colin humphries <3humps@...>:

You can use a straight key by going into the menu and selecting cw decode instead of going into the normal keyer part of the menu. In cw decode the straight key works fine. 
It would be nice to have a key option in the setup so you can use the straight key in the echo mode.
Colin. (K0LIN)

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019, 09:58 <beruberu@...> wrote:
Hello,
 
Many people told me that I should learn morse with a straight  keyer, but it is not possible with Morserino, why?? Could you add this feature in a next relaese....It would be much apprciated..
 
Thanks and 73 qro HB9GUR


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Li-ion battery

Sheldon Howard
 

Hi all, I have a number of Li-ion batteries and would like to know if it is okay to use a lithium ion battery putting out 3.85 volts, instead of a lipo battery putting out 3.7 volts? The capacity is in excess of 1000 mAh.
Thanks for your help.
Shelly, W6DM

Re: Li-ion battery

Willi, OE1WKL
 

As long as the voltage is always under 4.2 V  and over 3.3 V you could probably run the Morserino with it. But you should not try to charge the battery through it - the hardware charging logic In the Heltec module is strictly for lipos only.

73
Willi

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Am 30.10.2019 um 22:33 schrieb Sheldon Howard <drsheldonhoward@...>:


Hi all, I have a number of Li-ion batteries and would like to know if it is okay to use a lithium ion battery putting out 3.85 volts, instead of a lipo battery putting out 3.7 volts? The capacity is in excess of 1000 mAh.
Thanks for your help.
Shelly, W6DM

Fehler / Error in FW 2.0

Wolf, OE7FTJ
 

Hallo Willi!

Im 'Echo Trainer' > 'Random' (1 Zeichen) läuft alles soweit OK, bis ein '+' ausgegeben wird. Das kommt dann in einer Endlosschleife, egal ob es falsch oder korrekt wiedergegeben wird.

The 'echo trainer' > 'random' (1 char) is running OK until a '+' occurs. This sign is then repeated in a endless loop, no matter if the answer is correct or not.

FW ver 2.0

73 de Wolf, OE7FTJ




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Re: Fehler / Error in FW 2.0

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Danke, Wolf, für den Hinweis! Werde da sofort nach meinem Urlaub überprüfen!

vy 73

Willi

Am 02.11.2019 um 23:30 schrieb Wolf, OE7FTJ <wolf.hoeller@...>:

Hallo Willi!

Im 'Echo Trainer' > 'Random' (1 Zeichen) läuft alles soweit OK, bis ein '+' ausgegeben wird. Das kommt dann in einer Endlosschleife, egal ob es falsch oder korrekt wiedergegeben wird.

The 'echo trainer' > 'random' (1 char) is running OK until a '+' occurs. This sign is then repeated in a endless loop, no matter if the answer is correct or not.

FW ver 2.0

73 de Wolf, OE7FTJ




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Re: Fehler / Error in FW 2.0

Juergen Wagner
 

Nur aus Spass an d'r Freud: man mueszte mal diverse dem .-.-. verwandte Antworten eingeben, vlt gibts dann doch
eine als richtig erkannte  .... ..
(Ich weisz schon warum ich updates solange unterlasse bis ICH fuer mich was gaaaaanz wichtiges gefunden hab was nur
mit dem update geht.) - Wir im Morsekurs bei G50 sind noch alle mit der vorgaengerversion zufrieden.

Aber an dieser Stelle nochmals alle Achtung fuer Dein Engagement Willi ! - Man koennte glauben Du haettest "nichts anderes
zu tun"  ! ! !
73
Juergen
DL4KE



Am 03.11.2019 um 16:32 schrieb Willi, OE1WKL:

Danke, Wolf, für den Hinweis! Werde da sofort nach meinem Urlaub überprüfen!

vy 73

Willi

Am 02.11.2019 um 23:30 schrieb Wolf, OE7FTJ <wolf.hoeller@...>:

Hallo Willi!

Im 'Echo Trainer' > 'Random' (1 Zeichen) läuft alles soweit OK, bis ein '+' ausgegeben wird. Das kommt dann in einer Endlosschleife, egal ob es falsch oder korrekt wiedergegeben wird.

The 'echo trainer' > 'random' (1 char) is running OK until a '+' occurs. This sign is then repeated in a endless loop, no matter if the answer is correct or not.

FW ver 2.0

73 de Wolf, OE7FTJ




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Firmware 2.1 Released

Willi, OE1WKL
 

One Year Ago...

... the Kickstarter campaign for launching Morserino-32 has been successfully closed. And as of today, 1290 kits have been shipped, with another 43 kits waiting to be shipped within the next 10 days. Thanks to all the Kickstarter backers - without you this project would not have seen the light of day!

Firmware version 2.1 has been released

This is a bug fix release - as always, new features introduce new bugs (and brake older features). Now, the bugs were mostly not critical and only ocurred with certain combinations of options, but nevertheless I tried to fix them ASAP and push the improved version  out...

These are the bugs that have been fixed:
  • In Generator Mode only vvv<ka> was sent when the option Auto Stop was on. This has been fixed. In addition, the parameter „Max # of Words“ is ignored when „Auto Stop“ is „on“.
  • In ‚Echo Trainer' > ‚Random' (length = 1 char) everything was running OK until a '+' occurred. This sign was then repeated in an endless loop, no matter if the answer was correct or not. This has been fixed.
  • In The 'echo trainer' with „Max # of Words“ not unlimited, when the last word was repeatedly given wrong, the Morserino hung in a strange state (which could be exited with a press of the black knob). This has been fixed.
  • The CW decoder was setting the keyer speed according to the code it was decoding (described in the manual as „bug or feature“). This was a nuisance in Transceiver mode, when you wanted your keyer speed to remain the same no matter what speed the other station was sending with. This has been fixed, decoder speed is now independent from keyer speed. In Transceiver mode both speeds are shown as e.g. r14s18 WpM, which means received 14 WpM, sending at 18 WpM.

You can get the binary firmware from GitHub and update your Morserino-32! Of course source code and documentation (the new manual!) can also be found there.

73
Willi
OE1WKL

Re: Firmware 2.1 Released

Wolf, OE7FTJ
 

Hi WIlli!

Thank you for the fast response to release a new FW fix.
I like the Morserino32 and works almost every day with it, but sometimes it drives me crazy because my (old) brain will not be so fast in learning ;-)

73 de
Wolf, oe7ftj


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Am Sa., 9. Nov. 2019 um 14:12 Uhr schrieb Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...>:

One Year Ago...

... the Kickstarter campaign for launching Morserino-32 has been successfully closed. And as of today, 1290 kits have been shipped, with another 43 kits waiting to be shipped within the next 10 days. Thanks to all the Kickstarter backers - without you this project would not have seen the light of day!

Firmware version 2.1 has been released

This is a bug fix release - as always, new features introduce new bugs (and brake older features). Now, the bugs were mostly not critical and only ocurred with certain combinations of options, but nevertheless I tried to fix them ASAP and push the improved version  out...

These are the bugs that have been fixed:
  • In Generator Mode only vvv<ka> was sent when the option Auto Stop was on. This has been fixed. In addition, the parameter „Max # of Words“ is ignored when „Auto Stop“ is „on“.
  • In ‚Echo Trainer' > ‚Random' (length = 1 char) everything was running OK until a '+' occurred. This sign was then repeated in an endless loop, no matter if the answer was correct or not. This has been fixed.
  • In The 'echo trainer' with „Max # of Words“ not unlimited, when the last word was repeatedly given wrong, the Morserino hung in a strange state (which could be exited with a press of the black knob). This has been fixed.
  • The CW decoder was setting the keyer speed according to the code it was decoding (described in the manual as „bug or feature“). This was a nuisance in Transceiver mode, when you wanted your keyer speed to remain the same no matter what speed the other station was sending with. This has been fixed, decoder speed is now independent from keyer speed. In Transceiver mode both speeds are shown as e.g. r14s18 WpM, which means received 14 WpM, sending at 18 WpM.

You can get the binary firmware from GitHub and update your Morserino-32! Of course source code and documentation (the new manual!) can also be found there.

73
Willi
OE1WKL

WiFi Config

Tom Bewick, k2bew
 

Just finished my Morserino,
I read the whole manual to try to figure this out.
I am trying to set it up to connect to my wifi to update the firmware.
It says in the manual, "Select the sub-menu "WiFi Config" to proceed with network configuration"
But it does not tell you how to get to that menu in the manual.

I have checked and rechecked, and the only menus I have available on the screen of the Morserino are "Select Modus"; CW Decoder, Go to sleep, CW Keyer, CW Generator, Echo trainer, Koch trainer, and Transceiver.
I can also get into the Set Preferences with a double click, but see nothing for WiFi.

How do you get to the sub-menu "WiFi Config" ?

Thank you and 73, Tom K2bew

Re: WiFi Config

Matthew Pullan
 

Click the red button 3 times in a row after turning on the Morserino32. That brings up the wifi menu.
          73 Matt


From: morserino@groups.io <morserino@groups.io> on behalf of Tom Bewick, k2bew <tombewick@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:41:18 PM
To: morserino@groups.io <morserino@groups.io>
Subject: [morserino] WiFi Config
 
Just finished my Morserino,
I read the whole manual to try to figure this out.
I am trying to set it up to connect to my wifi to update the firmware.
It says in the manual, "Select the sub-menu "WiFi Config" to proceed with network configuration"
But it does not tell you how to get to that menu in the manual.

I have checked and rechecked, and the only menus I have available on the screen of the Morserino are "Select Modus"; CW Decoder, Go to sleep, CW Keyer, CW Generator, Echo trainer, Koch trainer, and Transceiver.
I can also get into the Set Preferences with a double click, but see nothing for WiFi.

How do you get to the sub-menu "WiFi Config" ?

Thank you and 73, Tom K2bew

Re: WiFi Config

Willi, OE1WKL
 

If you are  currently running software version 1.x you have to use the manual of that older version until you have done the upgrade.
Here is the solution:
While in the normal top menu, press the red button quickly 3 times to get into the WiFi menu.

73
Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

Am 09.11.2019 um 18:41 schrieb Tom Bewick, k2bew <tombewick@...>:


Just finished my Morserino,
I read the whole manual to try to figure this out.
I am trying to set it up to connect to my wifi to update the firmware.
It says in the manual, "Select the sub-menu "WiFi Config" to proceed with network configuration"
But it does not tell you how to get to that menu in the manual.

I have checked and rechecked, and the only menus I have available on the screen of the Morserino are "Select Modus"; CW Decoder, Go to sleep, CW Keyer, CW Generator, Echo trainer, Koch trainer, and Transceiver.
I can also get into the Set Preferences with a double click, but see nothing for WiFi.

How do you get to the sub-menu "WiFi Config" ?

Thank you and 73, Tom K2bew

Re: WiFi Config

Tom Bewick, k2bew
 

Successfully updated to 2.1 from 1.1, using the old manual ;-)

Thanks and 73!
Tom

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 1:17 PM Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...> wrote:
If you are  currently running software version 1.x you have to use the manual of that older version until you have done the upgrade.
Here is the solution:
While in the normal top menu, press the red button quickly 3 times to get into the WiFi menu.

73
Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

Am 09.11.2019 um 18:41 schrieb Tom Bewick, k2bew <tombewick@...>:


Just finished my Morserino,
I read the whole manual to try to figure this out.
I am trying to set it up to connect to my wifi to update the firmware.
It says in the manual, "Select the sub-menu "WiFi Config" to proceed with network configuration"
But it does not tell you how to get to that menu in the manual.

I have checked and rechecked, and the only menus I have available on the screen of the Morserino are "Select Modus"; CW Decoder, Go to sleep, CW Keyer, CW Generator, Echo trainer, Koch trainer, and Transceiver.
I can also get into the Set Preferences with a double click, but see nothing for WiFi.

How do you get to the sub-menu "WiFi Config" ?

Thank you and 73, Tom K2bew

Re: Firmware 2.1 Released

arnold@...
 

I guess there is a bug.
In the Koch Echotrainer there was a <newline> after an OK or ERR. Now the characters continue to the end of the line and wrap around to the next line. It is hard to read.
73
OE1IAH 

Re: Firmware 2.1 Released

Joy Rabins
 

Willi, am one release behind for the firmware updates. Can I just update to this release or do I have to update them in order? Thanks, 
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Re: Firmware 2.1 Released

Willi, OE1WKL
 

There is no restriction regarding versions... You can jump versions, you can go back, whatever you like!

73
Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

Am 10.11.2019 um 06:06 schrieb Joy Rabins <doghouse3@...>:

Willi, am one release behind for the firmware updates. Can I just update to this release or do I have to update them in order? Thanks, 
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N6GO