I need some help! The only station I have ever had has been a Paragon with a MFJ 401B keyer. I have used several iambic paddles with it and have prided myself on sending clean code. This week I received my Christmas present to myself, a new Orion, and I looked forward to simplifying my setup by getting rid of the MFJ. BUT, I can’t send good code with the built in keyer. It is set for Mode B keying but I still leave off the final dit of “R”, “C”, “L”, etc. Can it be that I was releasing the dit paddle before the dah was terminated and that there is no memory? What is going on?
In the meantime I am putting the MFJ back into service. Sigh… …
By the way, here are a couple of excellent web pages on Curtis keyers:http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2002/02/04/2/?nc=1
and “Mode A and B”http://home.att.net/~jacksonharbor/modeab.pdf