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Reviews Categories | Keyers & CW Keyboards | K1EL Winkey2 Serial Keyer Help


Reviews Summary for K1EL Winkey2 Serial Keyer
Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $38
Description: Serial Winkeyer with the WK2 chip.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.k1el.com
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N3LZG Rating: 5/5 Apr 13, 2011 10:41 Send this review to a friend
Perfect low-budget computer control keyer  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just bought one from the last of the batch. I had the provided parts assembled in about an hour and a half. With a $5 USB to serial cable, two 1/8" jacks and an Altoids tin for a box, I was in business. I have been using RUMLog for control and so far neither has given me any trouble. I plan on putting the Winkey 2 through its paces when CQ WPX CC comes along.

As a Macintosh user, this device is indispensable, as direct keying with DTR/RTS type serial controllers aren't well supported. This has freed me from kludging along with WINE and CW Type.
 
VR2BG Rating: 5/5 Jul 4, 2009 18:10 Send this review to a friend
Only way to go  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Great product & fast shipment from K1EL. Some component value changes are not reflected in the v1.2 documentation - they are correct in the schematic.
 
K4FX Rating: 5/5 Sep 25, 2007 09:08 Send this review to a friend
Great like 'em all  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
If you operate CW and use a PC you are really missing out if you're not using a Winkey! Greatest thing since the electronic keyer.

This is pretty much the same as the WK1 with a few exceptions, you can either use it to run 2 radios or (by moving a jumper) you can use it to key an accessory (rated at 50vdc max switching) in addition to your radio.

The new WK2 serial has provisions for a sidetone speaker and external power.

For only 10 dollars more this would be the choice especially if you have a couple of rigs you like the run.
 


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