Gary it doesn’t matter the key is hooked up to the rig or not. In fact I
discovered the issue before I unpacked the rig by hooking the sidetone out one
of my studio speakers. You can hear that little relay start clicking as well.
I fiddled around with it some more. I was able to get the dit's to start
releasing by adjusting the low speed adjustment however the dah's still stick.
But this is the odd thing, it only halfway works when plugged into the rig (not
X'Miting, The Heater is off at this point). When I unplug it the dit's lock up
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Cc: Aaron Lamb
Subject: Re: [TenTec] KR-50 Help
Is the transmitter hooked up? Could you be getting RF into it?
Hit the dit or dah and then uplug the key to see if it stops.
---- Aaron Lamb <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am trying to get my KR-50 to start working correctly after many years of
> neglect. Since I have unpacked all my HF gear after a 1100 mile move and 3
> years in the garage my KR-50 has decided to act up. It powers on and works
> but as soon as I hit a dit or a dah it keeps on going and will not stop nor
> switch from one to the other. Whatever the first paddle I hit is the one
> that keeps on going. I've taken the whole thing apart and put it back
> together, the mechanical portion of the keyer is fine and is not shorted out
> either. I would seem to be an issue on the keyer pcb but I don't really
> know where to start looking.
> I thought I would throw this one out to see if anyone may have some insight
> on this issue.
> Thank you,
> Aaron Lamb
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