You're absolutely right Tom. In fact, when I use an external keyer on the
706 while in QSK mode, the keyer's sidetone is unpleasant to listen to
because the weight has to be so heavy. I suppose keyers need weight controls
on their sidetones as well as on their output line! With each rig Icom
introduces, I keep hopeing they will fix this. Does anyone listen? W9UR who
works for ICOM has complained about this for some time with no progress.
Once while visiting his QTH, I noticed he was running a TS-570 which has
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Steve Ellington" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Ten Tec Reflector" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 5:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Re: TT vs 756PROII
> > Scrap the test equipment. Just listen to yoursef in another receiver
> > as you switch the Pro between QSK and Semi bk in. If your dits sound
> > shorter in QSK mode then it's truncating. My IC-706 chops dits to
> > death in QSK mode but sounds excellent in semi mode.
> Hi Steve,
> Respectfully, that is why we should look at it with a scope. The IC-
> 706 (and the 775DSP I had) does not just truncate dits, it truncates
> the leading edge of EVERY element, both dots and dashes, by the
> same amount of time.
> We *notice* the dots because they are shorter than the dashes, so
> any shortening stands out more.
> 73, Tom W8JI
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