[CQ-Contest] Re: Digital Voice keyer

Ron Stordahl ron.stordahl at digikey.com
Mon Mar 13 13:05:31 EST 2000

> At 10:33 AM 3/13/2000 -0600, Ron Stordahl wrote:
> >
> >Yes, I tried the MFJ-434 and its nice EXCEPT the repeat delay minimum
> >setting is 3 seconds.  That's an eternity when your CQing.  And its set
> >firmware, there is nothing you can do about it.  I can't imagine what the
> >designer was thinking about, except its obvious that he has never
> >in a contest.  I returned mine.
> Interesting ... I normally use 3-4 seconds between automated CQs, and
> recall ever being bumped off a frequency as a result.  I wonder what the
> general consensus is?

I don't even rank in the competition, but I don't need 3 seconds to listen
for a reply to my CQ.  I would guess a reasonable time would be 1.5 seconds.
If you are Papa 40 Victor  then 1 second would be about right

Ron N5IN

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