[CQ-Contest] Key Clicks

Joe nss at mwt.net
Thu Jun 4 22:32:37 EDT 2020

What do Key clicks look like in these new rigs waterfalls?

Maybe take screen shots?


On 6/4/2020 7:38 PM, Doug Renwick wrote:
> Hi,
> Think about this. If you conceal the rigs identity, how do readers know
> which rigs to avoid. By concealing you are endorsing the faulty rigs.
> Doug
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces+ve5ra=sasktel.net at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> Jim McCook
> Sent: June-04-20 4:31 PM
> To: CQ-Contest Reflector
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Key Clicks
> I purposefully avoided naming the radios that I noticed had the clicks.
> I think people should discuss that off line.  I can only say I agree
> with your comments, Jim.  This problem was mentioned again by Rob
> Sherwood in a recent webinar, and it clearly needs attention by the
> manufacturers.  I also noticed extreme clicks years ago with early Flex
> models, but they quickly cleared that up.  Even setting the default to
> 6ms or more by the manufacturers would be a big help, since it seems
> most people don't change that setting.   Hot switching with older amps
> with slow relays can be a major click problem, too.  Jim
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