Great news Terry. Thanks for sharing this as an alternative with the rest
of us. I'm sure you'll get plenty of questions on this and you may want to
post some simple step-by-step instructions for those folks who need a little
extra help. Nice job!
From: w6ru <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Paul Christensen <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday, September 20, 1998 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] TX EN & TX OUT Jacks
>Paul, Jim, and all,
>I made up a cable with a diode in series to connect the 87A "relay" jack
>to a "Y" cable to plug into the "TX OUT" and "TX EN" jacks on the Omni 6 +.
>polarity of the diode has the cathode (band end) connected to the Y.
>This works very FB on BOTH CW QSK and SSB...glad to report. It IS nice not
>having ANY relay chadder even on SSB!
>I DO NOT suggest doing this with any other amplifier unless you know that
>keying line polarity of the amplifier is correct AND that the amp keying
>circuit is of very small current. Actually I would not do it with any
>that uses relays.
>I only suggest this with a Alpha 87A or 89.
>Terry - W6RU
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