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Author Topic: curtis keyer circuit needed  (Read 928 times)
OE6ZH
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« on: August 26, 2007, 06:01:05 AM »

Hi friends,

years ago, together with my kid daughter, dl8sdb, we built a keyer based on the Curtis 8044 chip. The circuit was from the ARRL handbook, 1985 (Huh) edition (as far as I can recall). The keyer is still here, ready to be resurrected to life, on permanent loan from my daughter.

However, the diagram is missing and the ARRL handbook gone.

Can anyone help me with the original article or circuit?

TNX and 73, Peter
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 01:00:59 PM »

Hi,

Found a copy in .pdf of the Curtis application notes here:

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~malcolm/radio/8044print.pdf

There is a schematic at the bottom, very likely the ARRL article was based on the application notes.  

Be forewarned that I hear that the 8044 is just about "unobtanium" at this point in time, would be good if you had more than one chip before starting.  If the chip goes, you may be out of luck.

http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2002/02/04/2/?nc=1

 


HTH,


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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 12:27:35 AM »

Hi,

and tnx for the info,

The schematic in the application note seems to resemble what I can remember having built.

I know about the unavailability of the chip. however, I am merely after the schematic of the keyer that sits on my desk after having unearthed it. Simply can´t remember what all the unlabelled jacks were meant to do.

73, Peter
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 03:17:42 PM »

MFJ seems to have an updated version of the chip and the manual details all the connections to it:

http://www.mfjenterprises.com/products.php?prodid=CK-8045ABM

(or query for 'Curtis').

Mike Yancey
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007, 01:07:22 AM »

tnx, Mike,

that may interest others, too, if it´s really available.

I´m after the original schematic in the 1984 ARRRL Handbook, though.

73, Peter
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