Have there been reports also of a FT1000 being characterized as having this
"key click problem"?
73 and a Great Happy New Year to all,
de ~ Vince ~
WA2RSX IOTA NA-026
Jan Erik Holm wrote:
> No problem to hear the clicks. During forexample
> CQWW CW contest when lets say 15 is open to USA
> the S-meter hardly never drops below S-9 due to
> key clicks, there are many many MP´s in the USA.
> Also att many occations I can hear spurs below
> the band (20980 - 21000) from stations operating
> just above 21000.
> And YES, every MP, MP MkV and Field do have key
> clicks. It is so bad on the CW bands these days
> that it´s far from enjoyable to operate CW due to
> the key clicks.
> It´s to the point that I wish the MP never was
> 73 Jim SM2EKM
> Ron Wetjen wrote:
> > Tom Rohlfing wrote:
> >> If anyone had any doubt about the importance of a clean signal,
> > > these wav files should be a very informative education.
> > Listening the the wav files, made me think of a few questions.
> > Does EVERY MP have this problem? If so, with the popularity of the MP,
> > the band should be FULL of clicky signals, but I don't really hear that
> > (or I haven't been listening closely enough). However, now that I know
> > what to listen for, I MAY be able to recognize clicky signals more
> > easily (and yes, I have heard some that sound like the wav files).
> > What conditions are required to easily hear them? Strong signals on a
> > quite band? What CW speeds typically create the problem? Is there a
> > difference between running barefoot vs. an amp? Would having both the
> > INRAD and W8JI mods be close to "ideal"?
> > I've put the INRAD mod in my MP, and plan to run some tests with another
> > local ... and want to replicate the worst case conditions with him to
> > see if my rig is clean.
> > Thanks ... and Happy New Year!
> > Ron, WD4AHZ
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