I used to operate on CW almost exclusively for many years and thrived at speeds of around 40 WPM. At the time (about 40 years ago) I used an external keyer. The logic of that keyer worked for me beautifully and helped me develop my skills.
Now, the ANAN platform is really advanced in many respects and I also salute the gamut of audio processing tools available as I have been keen on generating good quality SSB audio too. However, on CW, I would want to see features that aren't available (as far as I know) and would likely not be too difficult to implement although CW may not be a high priority.
Implementing features such as those described below would further enhance the attractiveness of ANAN and entice even more hams to jump on board. My thoughts relate to the use of iambic dual paddles and are written from a right-handed operator's perspective.
Provide a choice when it comes to CW logic (I know that reversing paddles is already available which is great I ):
* Upon lifting fore-finger from right paddle after initial & simultaneous squeeze of paddles (producing a string of alternating "dits-dahs") radio would generate a string of "dits" instead of "dahs" for as long as the fore-finger isn't on the right paddle
* Upon lifting fore-finger from right paddle after initial & simultaneous squeeze of paddles (producing a string of alternating "dahs" and "dits", radio would generate a string of "dahs" instead of "dits" for as long as the fore-finger isn't back on the right paddle
I do realize that I may be in a minority among CW operators of the ANAN, but I who would really appreciate this sort of option as I don't like using external keyers. Also, there may be some who would also like a choice when it comes to the "logic" when one removes one's thumb from the left paddle.
73 de Juha
P.S. I think that there is also no option for CW operators who love the "bug."
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