The keying delay you see in the QST Product Review is normal for all
transceivers. The delay from key closure to actual transmit power in no way
interferes with the dot-to-dash weighting (what the "K" feature is intended
to correct)...at least with respect to the Omni Six, even in QSK. When
using the Omni, I would keep the "K" feature turned completely off.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carter Grabarczyk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 17:37 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Omni VI & CMOS Superkeyer
> I'm using an Omni VI+ (Option 3) and just completed building the Idiom
> Press "CMOS Super Keyer III" kit (built into a WBL paddle, but that's
> another story). The keyer has a "K" parameter that is called keyer
> compensation. This refers to the foreshortening of dots and dashes by
> the rig in the QSK mode. This is like the QST reviews that show a
> picture of a dual trace scope. One trace shows the actual output of the
> keyer; the second trace shows the keyed RF output, which is usually "x"
> milliseconds shorter than the actual key closures.
> So, that is my question: In the Omni VI+, what is this delay in
> milliseconds or to put it another way, what do I set the "K" value to in
> the keyer?
> Thanks in advance!
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