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Author Topic: wiring a paddle for TS-450S  (Read 801 times)
HS0ZFQ
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« on: July 26, 2009, 02:56:32 AM »

Gretings:
   I have two paddles, which I have been using with my IC-706 for quite awhile. I acquired a TS-450S and the TS-450S is wired differently. While looking in the TS-450S manual, the photographs showing the polarity connections all looked like they were for straight keys.Now the TS-450S came out in about 1984. I am wondering if the rig does not have an electronic keying circuit. although it mentions " if you are using an electronic keyer, check the polarity"Any advice will be highly appreciated.I will be rewiring my K8RA paddle.
Yours Truly
Richard D. Vincent
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VA7CPC
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 07:17:11 AM »

If the manual describes the adjustments for a built-in keyer -- e.g., speed -- there's a built-in keyer.

If it doesn't say anything about them, there isn't a built-in keyer.

If there's no built-in keyer, you might start with a Pico-Keyer:

http://www.hamgadgets.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=89

             Charles
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AA4N
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 03:16:24 PM »

I'm reasonably sure that that rig doesn't have a built-in keyer.  You'll likely need an external one.

I like keyers from Idiom Press.  They Logikey K-5 ($150) gets great reviews.  I built the CMOS4 keyer kit ($90), and it's awesome.

They take a 1/8 inch stereo plug from the key.

mike AA4N
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N9GXA
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 05:50:54 AM »

>> Now the TS-450S came out in about 1984.

  Could you mean a TS-440? That's about the time the TS-440 came out and I know it does not have a built in keyer. It appears the TS-450 (I thought came out in the late '80s) doesn't either, but I can't say for sure on that rig.

GL
73 - Paul - N9GXA
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N0NS
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 11:18:22 PM »

Hello,

I own a Kenwood TS-450S.  They do not come with a keyer built in.

I personally use a Picokeyer: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/3706

The keyer will plug directly into your CW jack on the back of the rig.  The keyer will act just like a straight key as far as the radio is concerned.

Good luck!

Joe  N0NS
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