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WB0MZT
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« on: August 21, 2008, 08:35:58 AM »

I recently ordered a Ten-Tec 1340.  I understand that it does not have a built in keyer...can anyone recommend a keyer that I can build in the case?  
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W0EA
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 09:05:43 AM »

PicoKeyer (google it) would work really well, its super small and would require only one button and one pot.  Took me about 10 minutes to build mine.  

I built the 1320, took about 15 hours including alignment, but be sure to NOT hook up the power backwards, it will mess up the whole rig.  I'm sending mine in to get fixed.

Good luck, and I hope you have fun!
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AK2B
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 09:13:50 AM »

http://home.att.net/~jacksonharbor/ham.htm

http://norcalqrp.org/nckeyer.htm

I like the Jackson Harbor Press keyers the best. The Norcal keyers are also good. It doesn't take much to build a keyer if you just buy the chip. Jackson Harbor Press sells the Norcal chips.

Tom, AK2B
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AK2B
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 09:26:09 AM »

by W0EA on August 21, 2008  Mail this to a friend!  
PicoKeyer (google it )

Thanks. This one looks even better. I just oredered a PicoKeyer for a homebrew rig.

Tom, AK2B
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 02:39:08 PM »

Dale's Pico Keyer really is slick and very tiny.  Takes only minutes to build and they always work.

I built one inside my TR-7 (old rig, no internal keyer originally) and my only decision was where to put it...I could have put it almost anywhere, it's so small.  Ended up using Velcro to stick it to an empty space behind the rear panel.  Since the keyer weighs about half an ounce I think it will be there through major earthquakes with no problems.

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WB0MZT
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 03:27:44 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions...the picokeyer looks like just the ticket...ordered one and will mount it inside the Tentec.
Thanks again
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K5LXP
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 08:35:21 PM »

For something a little more featured than the Pico look at the K1EL lineup.  I'm a big fan of the 10+ and 12 models.  Similarly affordable.

Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM
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