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[TRLog] FT1000 MP owners beware

Subject: [TRLog] FT1000 MP owners beware
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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 08:21:44 -0500
QSK works fine with the MP in BreakIn mode.  VOX also works fine with no
significant delay times. If you use solid state amp keying on your
amplifier, that will work fine as well.  However, you will then lose
complete "lockout" control via the PTT input, which is the only real
trouble at this point.

Using the LPT PTT from the computer, you can always set up the MP for zero
VOX delay in the menu and turn the VOX on to fix the keying lead-time
problem, and everything will work fine except you no longer have absolute
lockout control via the computer(s).  However,  if you are only using TR or
NA for all CW generation (ie using the paddle input and no external
keyers), this shouldnt be a problem either.

73, Ty K3MM

cc:    (bcc: Tyler G Stewart/BENN/CEC)
Subject:  [TRLog] FT1000 MP owners beware

This came off the NA reflector.  NA is looking into adopting the
PTT delay that TR already has.  I knew this was an idea that would
catch on someday (took about 10 years).  I wonder what the story
is with QSK then.

> From  Wed Feb  3 12:58:49 1999
> Message-Id: <>
> From: "T Mitchell (Tim)" <>
> I just got off the phone with the fine folks at Yaesu who were nice
enough to
> talk to me about the MP even though I don't have one.
> Yaesu wants at least 50ms from assertion of PTT to the assertion of any
> They say that if you gave them 100ms they would like that even more but
50ms is
> the minimum time they suggest.
> This assumes that the PTT inputs are used, not the CAT instruction.  If
the CAT
> instruction is used, they suggest a longer time to make sure the cmd is
> received, processed, etc.
> Guess this will have to wait until it is coded. :-(
> Sorry for the bad news (MP owners) but at least we have an answer to the
> problem.
> 73 Tim  K9TM
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