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Re: [cw_bugs] Needed: electronic keyer for single-paddle operation (non-iambic)

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  • Bart Hock
    Al, The iambic keyer response with alternating dits and dahs when BOTH contacts are closed. With the single lever keyer (like my Vibrokeyer) even an Iambic
    Message 1 of 11 , Nov 28, 2011
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      Al,
      The iambic keyer response with alternating dits and dahs when BOTH contacts are closed. With the single lever keyer (like my Vibrokeyer) even an Iambic keyer is incapable of "iambic" keying because I can not close both contacts together.
      It does work just fine as a non-iambic keyer - holding the dit contact closed causes a string of dits, the dah contact closed causes a string of dahs. No way to get the alternating dits and dahs but I don't really miss that. I don't use a keyer very much but when I do, I just don't use the Iambic function. I hope this helps.

      Les


      From: k3eax <k3eax@...>
      To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:13 AM
      Subject: [cw_bugs] Needed: electronic keyer for single-paddle operation (non-iambic)

       
      These seem to be unavailable as most newer rigs have built-in circuitry. Any suggestions for a source?

      Al in Philadelphia



    • Joseph L Pontek
      The problem might be with some keyers, if you stroked the paddle back and forth rapidly, the keyer will remember those and send di, da, di, dah. Some keyers
      Message 2 of 11 , Nov 28, 2011
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        The problem might be with some keyers, if you stroked the paddle back and forth rapidly,
        the keyer will remember those and send di, da, di, dah.

        Some keyers have dot and dash memory as well as self completing. Add the iambic
        function, it does take some getting used to.  I was not really aware of my using the
        iambic function until I used one of my non-iambic keyers I had sold to a friend and
        visited his shack.  Ouch!  I really had to concentrate on my sending.
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        On 11/28/2011 1:57 PM, Bart Hock wrote:
        Al,
        The iambic keyer response with alternating dits and dahs when BOTH contacts are closed. With the single lever keyer (like my Vibrokeyer) even an Iambic keyer is incapable of "iambic" keying because I can not close both contacts together.
        It does work just fine as a non-iambic keyer - holding the dit contact closed causes a string of dits, the dah contact closed causes a string of dahs. No way to get the alternating dits and dahs but I don't really miss that. I don't use a keyer very much but when I do, I just don't use the Iambic function. I hope this helps.

        Les


        From: k3eax <k3eax@...>
        To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:13 AM
        Subject: [cw_bugs] Needed: electronic keyer for single-paddle operation (non-iambic)

         
        These seem to be unavailable as most newer rigs have built-in circuitry. Any suggestions for a source?

        Al in Philadelphia



      • Al
           Thanks to all those who helped me to understand that an electronic keyer is suitable for both iambic and single-paddle operation.    It s interesting to
        Message 3 of 11 , Nov 28, 2011
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             Thanks to all those who helped me to understand that an electronic keyer is suitable for both iambic and single-paddle operation.

             It's interesting to note that I had earlier spoken on the 'phone with the sales representatives of three major mail-order vendors of amateur equipment and  none seemed to be aware that single-paddle operation did not require anything other than the typical electronic keyer! So much for trusting that an informed salesperson will be there at the other end of the 'phone-line. Please be aware that MFJ was unlike these three as a technical rep. did explain in detail what several on this group were trying to tell me  ---- the failure to understand was my own fault.  


              Al in Philadelphia .



        • k5est
          I have had good success with Jackson Harbor kits, 73....Walter-K5EST
          Message 4 of 11 , Nov 30, 2011
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            I have had good success with Jackson Harbor kits,
            <http://wb9kzy.com/ham.htm>

            73....Walter-K5EST



            --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "k3eax" <k3eax@...> wrote:
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            > These seem to be unavailable as most newer rigs have built-in circuitry. Any suggestions for a source?
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            > Al in Philadelphia
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          • Mike Markowski
            K1EL at http://k1el.com also offers well regarded kits. (Sorry if this has already mentioned and missed by me in this thread!) 73, Mike ab3ap
            Message 5 of 11 , Nov 30, 2011
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              K1EL at http://k1el.com also offers well regarded kits. (Sorry if this has
              already mentioned and missed by me in this thread!)

              73,
              Mike ab3ap

              On 11/30/2011 12:05 PM, k5est wrote:
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              > I have had good success with Jackson Harbor kits,
              > <http://wb9kzy.com/ham.htm>
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              > 73....Walter-K5EST
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              > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "k3eax" <k3eax@...> wrote:
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              >> These seem to be unavailable as most newer rigs have built-in circuitry. Any suggestions for a source?
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              >> Al in Philadelphia
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