I picked up a straight key few months ago from another ham and now that I have a rig that I can use CW with I'm looking to wire it up. I have a stereo audio jack that I'm gonna wire it to but whats the correct way to go about it? 1 wire to ground and 1 wire to one of the rings on the jack is that correct?
Yes, the rig manual will tell which one to use. My yaesu used the tip.
Also, if the radio has a keyer function, you have to turn it off.