Key2Keyboard

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***WANTED: Beta Testers***

If interested contact john@kc9on.com for details

Key2Keyboard takes the Morse code input from a straight or Iambic key, via a MY KEY SERIAL or MY KEY SERIAL2 device, and emulates many of the keyboard functions into your favorite Windows app (Example FLDigi).  A MY KEY SERIAL2 device, or serial port using the RTS line can also send Morse code to a transmitter.  It can also be used to practice your keying or use as a text to Morse code interface.

Software Required:

Windows 10 (other platforms not tested).  Lightweight: 2MB disk space and 20MB memory

Hardware Required: 

Your favorite key and a MY KEY SERIAL, MY KEY SERIAL2, or serial port using CTS and DSR for the key inputs and DTR as a control line. As an alternative to a serial device a mouse or mouse interface, such as the MY KEY MOUSE, can be used for practice only and can NOT be used to engage the keyboard functionality.

Features:

  • Straight, Iambic, and Bug (with single paddle) modes
  • Serial (preferred) or Mouse (limited capability) interfaces
  • Optional Keying to transmitter
  • 10 Macro functions
  • Keyboard emulator to push decoded Morse code into your favorite app!
  • (and more to come…….)

Registration:

Although Key2Keyboard is currently free, we ask to register your software.  This allows us to keep track to see if Key2Keyboard is popular enough to warrant future enhancements.

Screen Shots:

Download:

  • Download the software here.
  • Extract the zip file into a temporary location (you can remove when setup is complete).
  • Run Setup.exe, follow the instructions (next, next…..finish).
  • Register for all the functions! – See above
  • Read the HelpDocs.html or the Help tab in the program for details.
  • Connect your key and enjoy

Known Issues:

  • CPU Usage is high (fixed in dev version)
  • When sending text spaces are extra long (fixed in dev version)
  • Program not always choosing default sound output.  Go to sound settings in control panel, select the output device, then restart Key2Keyboard. (Fixed in dev version?)
  • Tab order is random but widgets are ordered (MS problem?)
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