Type of key

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Type of key

Postby kk4qyn » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:04 pm

I just bought a Bencher lambic paddle, can I use this for QSO's instead of my straight key?
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Re: Type of key

Postby AA3EE » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:56 am

You will need an electronic keyer to go along with the paddles.

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Re: Type of key

Postby W5ALT » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:17 pm

Bob, you can use your Bencher paddles for SKCC contacts if you don't hook it up to an electronic keyer. That leaves two main options:

1) Just tap 1 side of the paddles as a straight key.
2) Wire both paddles together and use it as a sideswiper.

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Re: Type of key

Postby AA3EE » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:12 am

You didn't mention what radio you're using. Most of the modern rigs have built in keyers and will take iambic paddles directly. Check the manual.

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