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Author Topic: Bencher ST-1 Single paddle keyer  (Read 1843 times)
WK0F
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« on: November 22, 2003, 11:44:11 PM »

Has anyone used one of these non-iambic single paddle keyers?  How do they compare to the Vibroplex Vibrokeyer?  I have used the ST-2 iambic keyer and just can't get used to using iambic keyers.  
Thanks and 73,
Terry, WK0F
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2003, 03:23:31 PM »

Most keyers can operate iambic or non-iambic without changing from dual lever to single lever key paddles.  Even the built-in keyers in most all modern transceivers (all that I've seen or used) have this function as a switchable one, usually via a start-up menu.

Instead of buying a new paddle, did you investigate simply shutting OFF the iambic mode in your keyer?

WB2WIK/6
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VA7CPC
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2003, 09:25:39 PM »

Now you have me confused.

On my IC-706, there's a choice between "normal", "reverse", and "bug" keyer action.  I understand how those work.

What does "non-iambic" keying mean,  when you have a double paddle connected?

Just intrigued . . .
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2003, 12:08:36 AM »

Hi,

Check this out, hope this helps !

http://www.eham.net/forums/CW/1193

73 james
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N8CPA
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2003, 12:43:02 PM »

Iambic means that both dots and dashes will be self-completing, and of uniform length. Hold the dit lever, a string of dits will be sent; hold the dah lever, a string of dahs will be sent.

Non-iambic emulates a bug:  Hold the dit lever, a string of dits will be sent.  Hold the dah, a single long dash will be sent until let go.  Non-iambic can be a real challenge to get right, especially if you're used to iambic.

Steve
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W4SK
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2004, 09:03:33 PM »

I have two of the Bencher ST-1 paddles.  They are very similar to the K8FYO (SK) made paddles.  I also have a Vibroplex single-lever paddle, which I like, but the Bencher is more amenable to precision adjustment.  If you dont go 'iambic', you wont be disappointed with the Bencher ST-1.
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