I bought a Century 22 about three years ago and it didn't have an internal
keyer in it. I discovered that the circuit board used in the Model 670
external keyer for the Century 21 is the same as the internal keyer board
for the Century 22. So I bought a Model 670 keyer, stripped the board from
it and installed it in my Century 22.
I've had problems with it. Although I don't think it's semi-automatic, as
one of you described, it does miss "dahs" every now and then and throws my
keying rhythm completely off. I rarely use the internal keyer any more and
rely on an old external Ten-Tec keyer.
73, Winston K4CWQ
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. W. (Dub) Thornton" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2003 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Century 22 Internal Keyer
> At 04:44 PM 5/24/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >>Greetings everyone. Could someone answer a question, please? Is the
> >>keyer that was available for the Century 22 (Model 679 keyer, I think)
> >>iambic, or would I need an external iambic keyer? Thanks for the help.
> >It seemed to be "semi automatic" -- kind of like a bug. It had
> >auto-repeating dits, but the dah side was not repeating.
> >--Andrew, NV1B
> >CFO 963
> This has my mind going WAY back, but I ordered the Century 22 keyer from
> Ten Tec, and installed it,
> perhaps in the 1990 era. The one I received did not have any
> "semi-automatic" action, but both dits
> and dahs repeated in the normal keyer fashion. I do not recall whether it
> was iambic or not. I returned
> it due to a bad habit I had acquired of "leading" a keyer with the paddle,
> and this keyer was not very
> sympathetic to my sending style. (I would have had to re-learn how to
> correctly, had I kept it).
> I installed what I was accustomed to at the time, (A WB4VVF Accu-Keyer),
> and tho I do not own it now,
> both rig and keyer are still making the present owner happy.
> "73" Dub
> CFO #892
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> J. W. (Dub) Thornton WA5YFY
> Minco, OK.
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