Re: [cw_bugs] Needed: electronic keyer for single-paddle operation (non-iambic)
- 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.
- 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 .
- K1EL at http://k1el.com also offers well regarded kits. (Sorry if this has
already mentioned and missed by me in this thread!)
On 11/30/2011 12:05 PM, k5est wrote:
> I have had good success with Jackson Harbor kits,
> --- In email@example.com, "k3eax" <k3eax@...> wrote:
>> These seem to be unavailable as most newer rigs have built-in circuitry. Any suggestions for a source?
>> Al in Philadelphia