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Author Topic: CW Keyboard and Paddle key  (Read 828 times)
E20YLM
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« on: February 06, 2004, 05:50:52 AM »

I connected CW homebrew interface for CW keyboard at the electronic keyer jack of IC-718. Also would like to use paddle key at the same time. How to do these CW operating devices on the rig? Or how to connect the paddle key in another place? Please advise.
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2004, 12:49:21 PM »

The keyboard keyer provides complete code characters.  The paddle key only provides contact closures.  They cannot possibly be connected to the same place!

You'd need to connect the paddle to the electronic keyer input (jack).  A keyboard keyer needs to be connected to a straight key jack.

Does the IC718 have two separate key jacks for this, or do they share both function with one jack, and a switch or menu function toggle to change from electronic to straight keying?  

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E20YLM
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2004, 01:24:44 AM »

The IC-718 has only one key jack for this and also it shares both function with one jack, and a switch wiht menu function toggle to change from electronic to straight keying. Another way can modify on this rig?

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Nares
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N8UZE
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2004, 11:02:23 AM »

Use a Y-connector on the radio.  Plug the keyer/paddle into one half and the straight key into the other.
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E20YLM
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2004, 12:13:33 PM »

The keyer/paddle and the straight key could not be done in the same jack due to key jack shares both function with one jack. Either paddle or straight must select for a function. Any suggestion, please advise.

73,

Nares
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N8UZE
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2004, 06:02:31 PM »

1. Set the radio function to straight key
2. Plug Y connector into radio key jack
3. Plug paddle into an EXTERNAL electronic keyer and plug keyer into one branch of the Y-connector.
4. Plug straight key into other branch of Y-connector.
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