Re: Touch Sensitive Key(er)


From: John J. McDonough (
Date: Sat Oct 16 1999 - 12:58:23 EDT


Look on page 5 of your 706 manual. The straight key should be connected to
the tip.

72/73 de WB8RCR
didileydadidah QRP-L #1446 Code Warriors #35

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill H Ross <>
To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Date: Saturday, October 16, 1999 12:54 PM
Subject: Touch Sensitive Key(er)

>Just completed the touch keyer on Franks web page. (breadboard of course)
>Seems to be working, hooked a volt meter up to the Tx side of the diode
>and when I touch both contacts, I get a small (about 0.3v) out.
>Now to hook it up to a transmitter. From the single output lead, it's got
>to be straight key only.
>My problem is, nowhere that I can find in my Icom 706 manual, is a wiring
>diagram for the keys.
>Should I connect the output of the keyer to the TIP, or RING, or should I
>short the two together?
>Any help would be appreciated.
>73/72 Bill, K6MGO

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