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Yes, i attended a NorCal QRP Meeting where this was shown and picked up a
floppy.  And as usual, did a demo of QRP satellite operation for anyone
interested.  Alas, so far, it does not run under the LINUX Windows Emulator
(WINE), but they improve on WINE on a regular basis. I looked on the NorCal 
pages,

        http://www.fix.net/norcal.html

But, alas, i could not find the software.  Attached is the README file if 
you want to try to contact the author directly.

                                    -- KD6PAG

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				CW Readme.txt

Introduction:

	This program allows CW operators to copy CW code with a
computer. The decoded CW is displayed as text or can generate a side
tone. There is a spectrum display of the audio with a sliding cursor to
select a particular audio for decoding. The program also allows for keying
a transmitter from the keyboard with full CW break-in operation.

Minimum Requirements:

	The mininum hardware and software requirements are as follows:

	1. A 166 MHz 486 computer with a math co-processor. K6 (AMD) or
	   Cyrus chips may work but have not been tried.
	2. 16 Megabytes of RAM.
	3. Sound card with the MIDI synthesizer option (required if using 
	   the side tone). 
	4. Printer Port. This port is used for keying the transmitter. A
	   circuit diagram is included as part of the installation
	   package.
	5. Keyboard and mouse.
	6. Windows95, Windows98, or WindowsNT.

Program Options:

	The program has many options; transmit code speeds from 5 to 25
wpm, transmitter tune, text decoding with filter and space options,
seperate receive and transmit windows, and sidetone frequency and volume
settings. Operation of the various controls and sliders is described on
the Help menu of the program.

Connections:

	The main connection between the computer and the transceiver is an
audio cable from the audio output of the transceiver and the line-in of
the computer sound board. If keying the transmitter is desired, a second
cable will connect between the printer port (with associated relay driver)
and the key input of the transmitter.

Disclaimer:

This program is being distributed free with no implied warranty. It may
lock up or not operate correctly on some computers. There is a de-install
program that will function when the program is selected from the
Install/De-install options on the START menu. Send problem reports to
WD6CNF@aol.com. We will try to duplicate the problem and provide the
corrected version of the program on a monthly basis as long as there is
interest in the program. We are also open to suggestions or improvement
in functions or operator interfaces that will allow the program to be
easier to use.
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