Output Spike on Icom-706

Ai7b at teleport.com Ai7b at teleport.com
Wed Feb 28 16:32:35 EST 1996

	mebbe im out to lunch but i key my ten-tec titan directly
	wid the 706....no probs so far....de bravo

>From Paul Mackanos <pmackano at vortex.weather.brockport.edu>  Thu Feb 29 01:43:23 1996
From: Paul Mackanos <pmackano at vortex.weather.brockport.edu> (Paul Mackanos)
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 20:43:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: More on programmable keyboard
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9602282052.A15187-0100000 at vortex.weather.brockport.edu>

 Hi, I just called and ordered one of these babies. The shipping may be a 
little high at $13, but no additional charge for COD. Total is $68.00 
either way, so why even CHARGE it ???
  I can't wait for this thing to come in, so I can spend time programming 
it for the next contest with NA.. 73 de Paul K2DB

On Sun, 17 Dec 1995, Bill Turner wrote:

> Several weeks ago there was a thread on the Maxi Switch 124-key programmable
> keyboard, and I recently broke down and decided to try it.
> To summarize:  No shack should be without one!
> The keyboard is only slightly larger than the standard 101-key version, but
> it has (surprise) 23 extra keys.  Ten of those are a separate set of F-1
> through F-10 keys, six are for programming functions and seven are
> completely blank, ready for customization.  
> All of the programming is in the keyboard itself, not in the computer.
> There is a 3.5" floppy included with some utility programs on it, but as
> they state in the manual, the programs are only an "extra" -- they are not
> needed to run the keyboard itself, only to enhance it's usefulness.  The
> utility programs allow you to create different setups and save them, ready
> for download whenever you want to change.  You could have one setup for CT,
> one for TR, another for RTTY by WF1B, and so on.   The keyboard and software
> work with DOS, Windows 3.x and Windows 95, but they do NOT work with the
> older XT-type computers.   (I'm using it on a '386/33 with Win95).  The
> manual, by the way is excellent. 
> I immediately set it up to compensate for what I consider poor ergonomics in
> my packet/HF digital software, and I found it was easy to program and worked
> perfectly.  Any key can be remapped to any other key or combination of keys,
> including sending text or running a macro.  It even has a programmable delay
> to allow execution of a program before continuing, and a programmable
> "insert" function which pauses a macro to allow you to type in something and
> then continue.  
> I also found it is much less susceptible to RF getting into it than my
> previous keyboard was.  The previous one had to have lots of those ferrite
> snap on chokes to function at all above 200 watts, where the Maxi Switch
> didn't need any, clear up to 1500 watts.  Your mileage may vary on this,
> naturally.
> There hasn't been a contest since it arrived of course, but the
> possibilities are already apparent.  This is gonna be great... and for a
> measly $55 bucks, too!!
> I got mine from Next International, phone (800) 730-6398.   One caveat --
> they're a little high on their shipping/handling charges in my opinion ($13
> for something that only weighs a couple of pounds), so if you can find one
> somewhere else, you might save a buck or two.  
> The usual disclaimer:  I have no commercial connection with the manufacturer
> or seller, just a (more than) satisfied customer.
> See you in the pileups!
> 73, Bill  W7LZP
> wrt at eskimo.com

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