[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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