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[TenTec] Pegasus/Jupiter keying - In search of Perfect CW :-)

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Subject: [TenTec] Pegasus/Jupiter keying - In search of Perfect CW :-)
From: WA3FIY@radioadv.com (WA3FIY)
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 22:48:21 -0500
Sorry if this is a dupe.   My telephone line dropped when I was 
sending it the first time and I don't know if it went or not.


On 2 Feb 2002, at 21:00, George, W5YR wrote:
> Considering that both the Jupiter and the PRO are DSP-core-based
> radios, you would think that the firmware could make speed-related
> corrections for the dot/space ratio and compensate for the
> higher-speed shortening. 

Yes, I was going to comment on that point but my post was getting 
WAY too long.

I think there are two ways to deal with the matter with the PJ's.  The
best way in my opinion is to do what you suggest and make the compensation
in the DSP firmware.   I hope they do this in a coming upgrade of the
firmware and certainly do it in the 516 and Orion.

However, since TT publishes the control programming instructions, 
folks like Carl, N4PY, can compensate via the interface.  In the case of
the PJ's, the dit, dah and space timing are controlled by three 16 bit
numbers passed from the control program to the radio via the serial port. 
For instance, the dit and space factor is :


and the dah factor is 3*ditfactor

So it is clear that it would be a relatively trivial matter to make the
appropriate adjustment to each of the three factors and have ideal ratios.

BUT, that would not address using and external keyer.   Only a 
change to the DSP firmware will do that.

Actually, the TT and N4PY control software may already have the 
capability to obtain the ideal ratios..........I just have not figured
them out to my satisfaction yet.   But as I said in the earlier post.  
For most cases, just adjust the weight control in the GUI software until
the sidetone "sounds" right and you are good to go.



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