[DXLog.net - Support] Shift Binds to Opposit Radio (when using two keyboards)

Martin LU5DX lu5dx at lucg.com.ar
Wed Oct 19 14:04:23 CEST 2016

Hello Chris,

I've been trying to use my keyboard with Macro Keys to send messages in 
the opposite radio when using two keyboards, but I was not able to do it.

There are times, depending on the CW speed of the caller, when two hands 
are needed to type fast enough and come back to the caller with no 
delay, at the same time you may need to finish a QSO on the opposite 
radio or hit F1 to call CQ Test.

Having the ability to send messages on the opposite radio without any of 
your hands having to go to the other keyboard would be really great and 
would help reduce the fatigue induced by the increased auditory and 
visual spatial awareness needed when changing from keboard to keyboard 
in the middle of QSOs (beyond what's expected to help increase auditory 
spatial awareness, that is: typing callsigns).

In other words. Two keyboards have pros and cons.

On one hand you have more flexibility and it helps increase the auditory 
spatial awareness.

When it comes to typing callsigns it helps the brain correlate what's 
being typed with what's being heard on each audio channel (headphone).

Now, if you are typing a call, with your vision focused on a keyboard 
and in the middle of the typing you have to change  your visual focus 
from one keyboard to another to just press Enter, Plus, F1 or whatever, 
that reduces your capability of focusing what you are hearing and typing 
a lot more than if you could press a key on the same keyboard your are 
typing the callsign to achieve the same result.

Hope you can implement some exceptions to the keyboard assignment so 
that this feature can be used when using two keyboards.

Of course there are mutant intergalactic lids like Dan N6MJ that may not 
even need this feature, but for humans, it may really help.

Tnx much!


Martin LU5DX

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