[CQ-Contest] Keyboard for Contesting

Sean Cavanaugh seanc at unixgeeks.ca
Tue Mar 27 11:03:13 PDT 2012

If your computer supports it, using a Bluetooth keyboard will allow you to use multiple wireless keyboards in the same location. You can pair them with a computer so they'll always connect to the correct computer. I use several wireless keyboards to mitigate RFI issues in my shack with no problems at all.

Sean - VA5LF

On 2012-03-27, at 11:06 AM, Doug Smith wrote:

> Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
>> What I'm looking for is recommendations for a wired or wireless USB 
>> keyboard that has widely separated keys like an 8-year-old Dell.  Please 
>> drop me a note off the reflector, and I'll summarize the responses I get.
> One thing I feel compelled to mention whenever the term "wireless keyboard" comes up...
> DO NOT use more than one in the same room!
> We learned the hard way at work.  These things automatically handshake with the base unit when the PC is powered up.  Thing is, if you have more than 
> one in the same room, there is no way to know which PC will handshake with which keyboard!  You could find the 40m op logging QSOs at the 15m position...
> -- 
> Doug Smith W9WI
> Pleasant View, TN  EM66
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