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Author Topic: Keyer emulations  (Read 432 times)
N8IK
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« on: August 21, 2002, 07:15:52 AM »

Does anyone know what iambic mode B emulation the built-in keyer for the Icom 706mk2g uses?  I just built a Logikit CMOS-4 keyer (very fb kit!) and would like to set the emulation to whatever the 706 uses (if for no other reason than I'm used to it!).  On the other hand maybe I should get use to a standard if the 706 is nonstandard.  Can anyone describe the differences between Curtis A, Accukeyer, Logikey, or other standards?  Pros and cons of each?  Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2002, 11:17:35 PM »

Hit the nail on that one- I wondered and still have no answers.  

Played with all the emulations on my K3.

Came to the conclusion, what matters is how do I like the sound...
and so it comes down to- personal preference.

For me, at 25wpm or less, I tend to favor the sound and feel of Curtis- er... well... Curtis version 6, or, V6, in K3 language.  
Faster speeds, 30-40 wpm, I find version zero, or default Logikey V0, to work better for me.

No one I know, and no where I've read, has the answers to the question you pose.  I've heard statements like, "...so tell your Curtis friends..." etc etc, which leads me to think that Curtis (I know he was a man, perhaps a 'founding father' type of electronic keyer circuitry), is favored by Old Timer types who prefer Curtis because they've been using it for so long... however, keep in mind, I find Curtis timing to be very pleasant, and have been using it for less than one year.
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