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Old 07-13-2020, 11:58 PM
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Won't I need a speaker or headphone jack for practice?
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Old 07-14-2020, 06:45 PM
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Won't I need a speaker or headphone jack for practice?
LOL, my bad, I read what your wrote and not what you meant.

Yes - you'll need a CPO

Code practice oscillator.

If you have the SW-3B, you can set the VFO for outside of the ham bands and the rig inhibits transmit - good way to practice on the rig you will use.

otherwise

QRPGuys have what you need:
https://qrpguys.com/qrpguys-code-trainer

or

https://www.ebay.com/i/172992251480?...yABEgL_CPD_BwE on fleabay
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Old 07-14-2020, 08:29 PM
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You can do what I did for a practice oscillator, use a digital multimeter on the continuity setting.

Here's a 1950 Vibroplex Lighting Bug that I just restored, I used the DMM to verify it worked and realized that I can use it for practice.Click image for larger version

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In playing with the rig this AM

The radio will transmit in both USB and LSB mode.


In USB mode, the carrier is about 700 Hz above the CW/CWR setting and when transmiiting in LSB, the carrier is about 400 Hz lower than the CW/CWr setting.

What this means is, if you tune in a SSB conversation - say on a net - and transmit, you will likely be heard. The tone will be a bit different (pitch) for the other parties, but you will be heard.

I'll have to play with this some more to to fully define the 'edges' of how with will work....
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Iíve completed the technical manual and it is in to the Vendor for review/ approval. On approval, should show up on Vendor website.
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Vendor has released the technical manual.

https://www.venus-itech.com/download...ting_guide.pdf
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regarding straight keys: straight keys were the first device to create Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. back then it was called Telegraphers Wrist. I can't see the point of using a device known to cause harm when an engineered solution ( paddles ) is available
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regarding straight keys: straight keys were the first device to create Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. back then it was called Telegraphers Wrist. I can't see the point of using a device known to cause harm when an engineered solution ( paddles ) is available
Sometimes called Glass Elbow - repetitive stress injury and is no joke.

A sideswiper or Cootie key goes a long way to avoid the isue.


and a good example of Banana Boat swing...


here is a better example

(Old school/bad school, non-supported hand)

and a true high speed op that shows the 'right way' (finger first for each character)

very low stress
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Old 08-04-2020, 03:47 AM
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regarding straight keys: straight keys were the first device to create Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. back then it was called Telegraphers Wrist. I can't see the point of using a device known to cause harm when an engineered solution ( paddles ) is available

Thatís why I chose a bug over a straight key. Even though Iím totally not proficient in Morse yet, but plan to be.


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