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Re: [cw_bugs] appreciation for feedback

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  • Jason Hissong
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 3, 2008
      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.

      Jason N8XE

      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!
      >
      > 73
      > DR
      >
      > David Ring, N1EA
      > -30-
      >

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