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Reviews Summary for TKEY-1 Touch Keyer Kit
TKEY-1 Touch Keyer Kit Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $16 Euros
Description: This is a touch keyer kit called the TKEY-1 and distributed by
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N4KHZ Rating: 5/5 Jul 21, 2019 23:19 Send this review to a friend
Nicer than expected!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Ii really like this little key! I purchased the kit and box combo. It went together easily (I did have to bend the + contacts in the battery socket from horiz to vertical so that they would contact the + edge of the button cell) and it worked right away. I like the touch required to key the di and dah elements - gentle and not too firm. It does need a weight to hold the box down, or hold it with your hand... Very nice all around! I'm wondering why more people don't go with touch keys -- no more $300 precision milled works-of-art to obtain that perfect contact movement, because with touch keys, nothing moves! This one is worth a try for $60 USD -- go for it! Shipped quickly from Spain. Great documentation is avail online...
VE7EA Rating: 4/5 Jan 11, 2017 12:34 Send this review to a friend
Excellent easy kit, nice paddles.  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This is a very simple touch keyer kit, easily constructed by anyone with reasonable soldering skills in less than 1 hour. It performs exactly as described and can be mounted anywhere or in any box the user wishes. Very good value for money.

As with ANY touch keyer though, be aware of their susceptibility to stray RF causing them to key themselves. This happens to me above 18 MHz only. I have a good ground, very low SWR but I use ladder line feed into the shack and this line is necessarily very close to the keyer, which is close to the tuner. No wonder!

If you have very low SWR, 100W or less, and use coaxial cable and a good ground you probably won't have any such stray RFI effects. Just a word of warning for those new to touch keyers.

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