[CQ-Contest] Clicks - last one I promise.
Bill Fisher, W4AN
w4an at CONTESTING.COM
Wed Dec 18 14:01:51 EST 2002
I believe the ease of installation is a big plus for George's
modification. I wish he would offer component values in line with Tom's
modification however. I think I know the code fairly well, and I don't
find myself ever going over 50wpm. I believe QRQ is where Tom's
modification could cause the CW to sound too mushy. For 99.9999% of hams,
it is a non-issue.
Last one, I promise.
On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Bob Patten wrote:
> Bill Fisher, W4AN wrote:
> >Just got a note from K4BAI chastising me for my earlier comments on his
> >MP, which in fact DOES have the W8JI modification installed. My apologies
> >again to John.
> Bill, I know you feel that the W8JI mod does a better job than the Int'l
> Radio version. With all the recent discussion about key clicks from the
> FT-1000 series, and having myself received one or two reports of clicks
> from my FT-1000MP over the years, I did some reading up on both of the
> mods. My choice was the Int'l Radio mod, partially due to its relative
> ease in installation, and partially from the specs I was reading about
> both mods. I completed the mod just yesterday and haven't made any
> comparisons other than to listen to my transmitter on a separate
> receiver before and after the mod (no scope readily available).
> Anyhow, I feel I should have made at least some improvement to mine and
> will not panic the next time I receive a report of clicks, rather I will
> more likely attribute it to receiver setup or overload at the remote
> end. I DO want to put out a clean signal.
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