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Author Topic: CW keyer, that accepts keyboard as input ?  (Read 1643 times)
KC8Y
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« on: September 10, 2016, 06:37:06 AM »

Want/need CW keyer, that will accept a keyboard as the input device.

I am handicap and CANNOT use a hand-key or a bug for input.  I, already have a USB keyboard and a PS/2 keyboard.  A few years ago. my big mistake was selling my MK-1 and the MFJ-452 (I have now) does NOT operate correctly.

Does anyone know of a one available?Huh

Ken KC8Y.  .
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NI0C
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 07:02:39 AM »

The K1EL K42C and the microHam CW keyer both operate with a PS/2 keyboard.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 07:17:29 AM »

Thank you, greatly for your response.

Going to check out, both items Smiley

Ken KC8Y
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 07:43:22 AM »

Since you have a computer (otherwise how could you be making these posts?), why not just try a USB cable like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=2E4-000F-00006. It only has 4 reviews, but they are all 5 stars and it is only $10.



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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2016, 05:26:11 AM »

I have built the K1EL Winkeyer2 and the K42C. They are kits and I enjoy building QRP stuff. Both work great. The K42C is a very good standalone keyer that doesn't need a computer to use. The Winkeyer2 needs a computer program to use. My major problem is retaining what is sent to me. I can write 10wpm but after that, my mind won't remember what letter or word is sent after 3 or 4 letters. The K42C does have a code reader but it is dependent on the volume control and with QRP stuff it is hard to use.
Both were easy enough for a person that has a little experience with soldering.
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KC8Y
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2016, 07:59:59 AM »

Thanks for all the information.

I know about the K42C operation.

Because of my handicap, I cannot write down even slow speed code (use pc software-CWget & FLDIGI  for deceiphering) OR physically transmit on any key; hence the reason that I MUST use a keyboard as input. (DO NOT want to use keyboard from my PC)

Also, checking out the MFJ-452 Keyer

i, already have a keyboard with a PS/2 connector


Ken
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2016, 07:42:39 PM »

This just appear as an advertisement on this site:

http://www.betatech-instruments.com/consu-en.php



.   Charles
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KC8Y
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 04:36:07 AM »

Thank you

Charles, for the info. on Betatech Instruments. 

Ken KC8Y 
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