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Author Topic: Keyer Weight Setting  (Read 1281 times)
K9MRD
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« on: December 11, 2009, 01:03:54 PM »

I have been using a Logikey Model K5 for about 3 years and wonder what Weight settings others use.

I have been working DX on 80 meters where signals are weak, QRN/QRM is often high, and speed is frequently slower than other bands. My thought was a 'heavy' weight would work better, but recent experience seems otherwise.

The initial setting out of the box is 50 which I find way too light. I have used 70 for some time, but it seems weak stations copy better at about 60. Is this my imagination?

Your comments would be appreciated.

Wayne
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KH6AQ
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 02:50:58 PM »

Good question. I was using a 3:1 dash/dot ratio then switched to 4:1. I'd like to know which is copied better under poor conditions. Too often the G in my call is copied as an O.
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N7DM
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 03:53:01 PM »

I like 60%. It sounds good and *I* think is more easily copied. In fact, I wish there was a Lake Erie Swing position on my K3. Sometimes that really cut through...... DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH DiDahDit......
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