A Powerful CW Tool – CW Skimmer (CWS) 170 kHz Wide


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Bill Leger
4 years ago

Hi Rich

I’m still using version 1.03 on my IC-7610, if I upgrade to version 1.2 will I lose all my memory settings in the 7610???

Same question for CW skimmer and HDSDR????

Thank you in advance for your answers

William B Rich
4 years ago

Hi Rich,

What are you using the CIV port for?


Kermit KF5VM
4 years ago

Hi Rich,

A problem I’m having with the CWS Wide is that the spots from CWS to N1MM are off the actual frequency. For example: CWS reads the W1AW code practice transmission at 7047.5, but the CWS spot to N1MM is 7016.1. Clicking on W1AW in the band map tunes the radio to 7016.1 not 7047.5.

4 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Solved the problem of the off frequency spots in wide mode by doing removing N1MM and CWS, doing a fresh install of both, and setting up only for CWS wide operation. I haven’t reloaded for narrow mode yet, but obviously I had some setting wrong when moving from narrow to wide. This may be helpful if anyone else encounters an issue.

Tom Johnson
4 years ago

I’m trying to use CWS with Fldigi and ACL and my 7300. I have both a USB Cable and CI-V cable. Do I need to use OMNIRig? Do I need to use the stereo cable from the 7300 phone jack to my computer sound card speaker jack also? I think I’ve read everything you’ve written about CWS and Pete Smith’s intro to CWS.
Thanks, Tom

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