[CQ-Contest] Short 1 Hand and a foot left over.
Ramirez, Kenneth EXCH
KRAMIREZ at intermedia.com
Mon Sep 22 20:03:58 EDT 1997
This comes from the "DUH" file.
I own two MFJ voice keyers and every contest I complain to myself
about how much of a pain it is to have to hit the start buttons on the
unit itself or the remote pushbutton/auto repeat pad. I figured that
both hands were tied up on the keyboard and one foot (usually my left
one) was being used to key up the rig/amp. I was basically short one
hand and had an extra foot. Suddenly it dawned on me ( after years of
doing it the same way and complaining)
that it would be easy to wire in a footswitch to the 1st memory
pushbutton. Drill a hole on the back of the unit, install a GROUND
ISOLATED RCA female jack and wire the jack to the first pushbutton
switch contacts and voila; voice at the foot of a button! Remember
that one side of the switch is 5vdc, the other is the eprom actuate
line. The RCA jack or whatever jack you use cannot have the "ring"
side of the jack grounded. All you want is a closure through the
footswitch. Now I can sit back and let my toes do the walking.
Wonder why it took me so long to do this...
73 Ken N4UK
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