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Re: [TenTec] OT

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@storm.weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@storm.weather.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 14:32:20 -0600
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On Sun, 2007-12-09 at 13:40 -0500, John wrote:
> With my TT OII I use a vibroplex TT limited paddle .  What is a good setting 
> for Cw Weighting  and CW rise fall ?  can anyone give a simple explanation on 
> what these are ? The reason I ask I had tried the paddle with the radio and 
> found the sending seemed much faster than I had the keyer set for . The key 
> felt out of control even though I had the paddles adjusted the way I like 
> them .  I have never used weighting and rise /fall before .  and lord knows I 
> am simple thanks for the help   John kb2huk

Weight sets the dot to space ratio. Heavier weight gives a longer dot.

Rise/fall time sets the slope of the signal. Short rise time makes a
clicky signal with wide sidebands. Long rise time makes a soft edged
signal that gets hard to copy at speed.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

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