You may have to wire the key up to a stereo plug instead of a mono one,
i.e., tip and ring, and not connect the second ring up to anything.
That is what I had to do for an FT857D.
David Ring wrote:
> Horse Hambergers! The '718 will use a bug. A bug is just an on/off
> switch like a hand key, and like a sideswiper/cootie key. On, Off, -
> hey that's Morse code - it just turns on and off.
> Any telegraph key or keyer can plug into that jack.
> A paddle can only plug into a keyer - which keys the transmitter (thus
> the name!).
> But these days some of the transceivers have built-in keyers - which
> does confuse people at first!
> David Ring, N1EA
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