RE: [AT_Sprint] Re: ATS-4 locked in straight key mode
- I'm just thinking out loud here.... but IIRC, it goes to straight key mode
when you power it up with two contacts shorted at the key jack.
Was it me - I would use an ohm meter and probe around the key connections -
looking for something shorting it.
Could still be a shorted processor input, but the jack and wires is a simple
thing to look at before brain surgery.
Hope this helps.
Vy73 - Mike - KD9KC.
El Paso, Texas - DM61rt.
W5-SOTA Association Manager.
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Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 18:48
Subject: [AT_Sprint] Re: ATS-4 locked in straight key mode
Letting it sit for hours and longer seems to do nothing.
I did play around by changing bands and using the SP button and finally got
it out of RIT mode so I can tune again.
However, I'm still stuck in straight key mode.
How does one go about giving an ATS-4 a brain transplant, if it comes to
--- In AT_Sprint@yahoogroups.com, Dale Putnam <daleputnam@...> wrote:
> In the heat of "oh My.. it is broke" and somewhere on the way to "I need
it..." there is a shuddering and realization... something.. went wrong. It
is so easy to just start pushing buttons.. I know... I have rescued me from
that a lot. Have you allowed it to sit.. say an hour without power. then
without a key plugged in, power up. Is it in rit now? now plug in the
paddle, is it in straight key?
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- Quoting pgschreier <aa1mi@...>:
> I did play around by changing bands and using the SP button andLooking through the Group message archive (which is always a good
> finally got it out of RIT mode so I can tune again.
> However, I'm still stuck in straight key mode.
> How does one go about giving an ATS-4 a brain transplant, if it
> comes to that?
thing to do for cases like this) it appears to have happened to other
people, it's something to do with saving the state when in straight
The way to get out of it appears to be to power up the rig with the
menu button held down.
If that doesn't fix it then I'd suspect a hardware fault with the key
input lines, hopefully it's not actually a microprocessor input that
- Hi all,
Thanks for all the advice.
It turned out to be a mechanical/wiring error. Probably too much bouncing around in my backpack or something. Who knows?
Anyway, things are back to normal (for the moment) and I can start using my ATS4 with it's hot rx once again.