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Author Topic: Ameritron QSK  (Read 1045 times)
K5NT
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« on: August 25, 2001, 11:01:14 AM »

Has anyone had any experience with the Ameritron QSK accessory?  Since it used PIN diodes, it should be fast and silent.  I would like to hear from someone who has used it before making my choice of amps.

73, and thanks.

K5NT
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2001, 06:18:26 PM »

Yep, I have (QSK-5).  Sorry about the delayed reply, I just noticed your question.

It works, never had any problems with it.  One small quirk, if you call it that: You can't use an "internal keyer" and the QSK-5 together.  You must use a keyer that actually plugs into the QSK-5, and then the QSK-5 is used to key the amplifier, key the exciter, and switch the RF in the correct sequence to prevent blowing up most of your station!

73 de Steve WB2WIK/6
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N7YW
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2002, 08:54:54 PM »

Yes, it is fast and silent ... BUT ... your first character closes the amp's T/R relay, which stays closed until you pause 3 seconds, at which time the relay opens. So you still have the "clunk" from the amp's relay. Watch that when evaluating which one to buy.

73 Gene N7YW
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