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Review Summary For : QSK, LLC USKI-5
Reviews: 2MSRP: 149.00
PC programmable Universal Sequencer and Keying Interface
Product is in production
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K9VIS Rating: 2018-09-13
USKI-5 provides delay and sequential keying for QSK operations Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I use USKI-5 to properly sequence keying of transmitters, VFO, RX audio and RX mute. Works great with new and older gear. I operate QRQ CW with modified Heathkit DX-60, Drake 2b RX and DDS VFO as well as other gear.
WA1SEO Rating: 2015-06-25
Versatile & Highly recommended accessory Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I was fortunate to get one of the first production units and have spent quite a bit of time with this sequencer.
Although I run a very simple setup, I recently switched to a headset with PTT microphone switch. The rigs here are an ICOM 7200, Ten Tec Eagle, and a SWAN 100MXA each driving an Ameritron ALS-600. Nothing real fancy or elaborate but having an easy to use and easy to program sequencer is something I wanted.

First of all, I doubt that there is any other piece of Amateur Radio Equipment on the market that has a front panel built this way...and built to last. The lettering and front panel have an anodized finish, which means the lettering will be there forever! Using the manufacturer supplied programs for most applications will get you running rapidly but the instructions to customize the programs are what sets this sequencer apart from the others. The delays and timing have a lot of granularity which means you aren't locked into DIP switch settings. Customizing your USKI-5 is as simple as determining what you will be controlling and knowing whether it is a high voltage, low current or low voltage, high current, or somewhere in between, device. The manufacturer lets you order the appropriate solid state relays to suit your needs. The beauty of this is that you have lots of options.

You can make this sequencer as sophisticated as you need it to be or take advantage of its simplicity and you'll recognize that this is a case of, less is definitely more. You can't beat the price and the support is excellent.

If you want a sequencer, this should be your first and last stop.

Mike, WA1SEO