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[Yaesu] Yaesu Keyer Characteristics

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Subject: [Yaesu] Yaesu Keyer Characteristics
From: lmenzel@millcomm.com (Larry Menzel)
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 09:22:40 -0500
Good Morning all.

Well, I thought it was my imagination...or that I was doing something
wrong.  BUT...

I have an FT 900 and and FT 1000D.  Love the radios.  I am almost 100% CW
operator both from the car and from the shack.  I've had many radios and
keyers over the 17 years I've been licensed so I have some experience to
draw on.  So...the question:

Do any others of you experience keying anomalies when using the built in
keyers on either of these or other newer Yaesu rigs with built-in keyers?

Specifically, when sending with the FT900 at approximately 20-25wpm,
missing a letter "a" in a word...all I'll send is the "dit".  The "dah"
just doesn't come.  Last nite, on the FT1000D, during the very enjoyable 10
meter opening I was working a Texas station on about 28040.  The fellow I
was working was named Allen.  I consistently could not send the second "l"
in his name.  The first "l" would send fine, but when I sent the second "l"
all I got was the "dit" and the "dah" simply repeated several extra times
and I had to stop and start over.  

There are other letter combinations that do the same thing...I'm stumped. 

Is this my keying?  I don't seem to have the problem with my external
keyer, or with the keying circuit in my IC765.  

I've tried slowing down, speeding up, increasing/decreasing the vox
delay...still seems to be there.  AS I think about it at this moment, I
don't recall whether I've tried QSK to see if this phenomenon is evident
there, but I will tonight.

Any similar experiences out there, or better yet, any fixes if so?

Email me, please, and if this is a larger problem than just me, maybe the
reflector would be a good place for it as well.

Thanks to all.

Larry N0XB
Northfield, MN
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