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Re: Fwd: Fw: [CQ-Contest] Lost leading 'dit' - summary

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Subject: Re: Fwd: Fw: [CQ-Contest] Lost leading 'dit' - summary
From: Steve Maki <steve@oakcom.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 17:27:56 -0500
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W4PA wrote:

>But there are rigs that will do that (protect your amp) without needing
>to use the PTT line from the computer to do so.  With the Orion, we
>introduce a small delay at onset to give the amp time to key before RF
>drive appears.  Then, you can set the release to taste to assure that
>RF drive has disappeared before the amp unkeys, and to make sure you
>release quick enough so you don't miss the beginning of the incoming
>callsign.  Works like a charm.

But another advantage to PTT CW is that the 'hang time' tracks
CW speed, rather than being fixed, like with VOX.

Steve K8LX
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