[ct-user] Paddle input- Why?
Dave Sublette <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fri, 01 Jun 2001 13:33:16 -0400
I use a keying cable from DX Solutions, Huntsville, AL, which has a
parallel female quarter inch jack for an input from an external keyer. I
use the external keyer a lot during repeats...etc. It should be a simple
task to add a parallel jack to your radio....maybe even a "Y" connector of
the correct sex from Radio Shack would do it.
> I'll plead ignorance this issue.
> Why does the CT program have to have paddle input? Can't a separate
> keyer in parallel with the key jack perform the same function?
> Are some people out there entering the call into the call field via
> the keyer?
> I guess I just type in the call/exchage and use the separate keyer
> only for fills. It certainly can be set at a lower speed.
> As for the extra hardware required by a keyer, Heck, I have a Curtis
> keyer chip mounted on top of the paddle. It runs for years on a 9 volt
> It seems that short of implementing artificial intelligence, it would
> be difficult for the program to sort out field info entered from the
> paddle vs other "fill" type info.
> If you have to toggle it on and off via something like ALT-K, it would
> seem to be a bigger pain than it's worth.
> I'd really appreciate knowing why this is "needed". I understand
> other contest programs have a paddle input function. What does it
> exactly do other than sending CW?
> 73 de Brian/K3KO
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