[CQ-Contest] Ideal transceiver - a real CW keyer?
w5robert at blkbox.COM
Mon Jul 14 00:42:04 EDT 1997
I believe one reason (maybe minor) that CW suffers is vendors do not offer
options on the CW keyer. The famous Curtis Type A or B discussion. You
will find MANY
not into contesting are Type A, but everyone makes their rig with built in
Type B keyers.
I could be happy with the Type B IF they would offer means to turn the
dot/dash memory OFF!!
Yaesu ARE YOU LISTENING?? (Seems like a simple ROM upgrade )
So Item one is: dot/dash memory ON/OFF or Type A/B selection on the
item 1A: A DSP function to auto null out carriers. I don't care much for
the other DSP functions
until they "work", but the auto carrier null is great !! Can almost work
40 and forget the broadcasters
are there (almost).
Item 2: RS232 port for rig control and monitoring.
Item 3: Properly switched seperate receive antenna (disconnect it when in
-e.g.:YAESU WHY DON'T U OFFER A ROM UPGRADE FOR 1000D TO DO THIS???
Item 4: ROM upgrades when good features can be added into a rig - and make
it so the ROM
can be mailed out and installed by the user.
Item 5: A HEAVY DUTY, QUIET, QSK hookup to key amplifer. (no
Item 6: ALL HF rigs to have same mic connection on front - Is this a ARRL
or some ANSI problem for
not setting a standard? (Ditto Packet, RTTY, Amplifer, VFO, Converter,
DVP, DSP, etc. hookups)
Item 7: Reduced weight and size for travel. Always offer 120VAC and 12
(or ?)VDC BOTH as standard items.
Item 8: Always a good auto tuner built-in which will handle 160-10.
Item 9: Auto shutdown when overheated........
Item 10: True dual receive that 2nd receiver can listen on 2nd band while
transmitter is active....
And reaching - A built in 2 to 5 watt 2 mtr. or 440mhz radio with 9600
baud modem for linking with CT/TR/NA or to
your local cluster.... (no bells just functional)
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