one only has noise from an amplifier relay if the amp is running. i have
found no need for more than the standard 100 watts (75 normally) for the
last 20 years. if i can hear the station i can normally work what i can
hear with the noted power.
On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 16:57 -0400, Richards wrote:
> Thanks guys... actually I have yet to do any CW on the air
> just yet... still learning the alphabet and numbers...
> I was asking because I wondered whether I would be seeing
> the noise issue when I start making QSOs and, if so, thought
> it would be good to plan ahead, instead of waiting until
> then to figure it out.
> Thus, it sounds like I need to learn how to run and adjust
> the QSK circuit. There is a local contester who has both
> the Omni VI and VII in his shack and does a lot of CW ...
> and he seems quite friendly on the air. I will have to
> take him to lunch...
> Thanks for the uptake. I figure it will be hard enough
> making mh first CW contacts, so I want to resolve the
> hardware setup and technique ahead of that.
> ========= Richards - K8JHR ================
> Dr. Gerald N. Johnson wrote:
> >> Sounds like a relay but even so, shouldn't make a "racket".
> I have the keying cable to
> >> the Centurion and also the "IN" and "OUT" which is for QSK.
> >> Good luck, I'd check the relay. Also, you don't need the amp if you
> >> are practicing.
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