There is another K1EL keyer that runs standalone but I'm not sure if it is
as versatile as the winkey.
Carl Moreschi N4PY
----- Original Message -----
From: "NJ0IP" <Rick@dj0ip.de>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 5:01 PM
Subject: RE: [TenTec] QSK/QRQ problem with Orion / ACOM 2000A
> All makes good sense, Carl.
> I'll forward your suggestions to him.
> I don't think he was looking to have a computer connected all the time and
> it appears at first glance that the WinKey keyer needs the computer to
> function. If it were a stand-alone product, it might be just what the guy
> needs. I'll have to speak with him.
> Thanks Carl.
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> Subject: Re: [TenTec] QSK/QRQ problem with Orion / ACOM 2000A
> It sounds like he needs a keyer that can adjust all the keying delays to
> around this. The K1EL winkey keyer has parameters to adjust delays both
> ahead of and after keying. There is even a special PTT line on this keyer
> just for the purpose of bring up the amplifier relay ahead of the radio
> transmitting. See www.k1el.com for more information about this keyer. I
> run an Acom 1000 and use the keying loop setup but I do not key faster
> 35 wpm.
> The Amp key line on the Orion only has adjustments for how long the amp
> relay is held after keying has ceased. I think there is a fixed 20 msec
> that this line comes up before the Orion is keyed.
> It is also possible that the relay in the Acom is slower than it should
> Carl Moreschi N4PY
> Franklinton, NC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "NJ0IP" <Rick@dj0ip.de>
> To: "Tentec@Contesting. Com" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 4:24 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] QSK/QRQ problem with Orion / ACOM 2000A
> > One of our local hams is having problems mating his Orion 564 to
> > his ACOM 2000A (automatic linear).
> > The problem is only when trying to run full QSK at speeds above
> > 40 wpm.
> > In SSB or when running slower speeds, everything works just fine.
> > First he tried to use the QSK keying loop, but found at high
> > speeds, the characters were being shortened to the extent that
> > the code was not readable.
> > The next step was to key the amp in the normal fashion, as if it
> > were not a QSK amp.
> > He adjusted the keying delay to give the amp time to switch its
> > TR relay.
> > The problem when running this way is, the 2000A gives an error
> > message: "ARC Fault", which I believe indicates a bad SWR between
> > the TX and the AMP. Sounds to me like the amp's relay isn't
> > switching fast enough.
> > This problem only occurs when a dit is keyed.
> > If he keys a dah, there is not problem.
> > Has anyone used the ACOM 2000A with the Orion successfully under
> > these conditions, or, does anyone have any suggestions of how he
> > might successfully use the two together for high-speed CW?
> > Tnx es 73
> > Rick
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