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Offline Teotwaki

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CW Keyers for Beacon Transmitters
« on: January 30, 2019, 1935 UTC »
I have been researching what is currently available and will list them in this thread.

If you add any suggestions keep in mind they should be

 - Easily programmed for the Morse characters used to ID the tranmitter (not restricted to a custom read-only-memory that must be mail-ordered)
 - Low power consumption
 - Must start up in the beacon mode upon power up. (Many Iambic Beacon/CW keyers will not do this)
 - Not too expensive. $20 or less?

https://owenduffy.net/module/smbk/index.htm

There are some interesting Arduino style keyer programs on GitHub that could probably be modified to allow beacon mode upon power-up

Example  https://github.com/k3ng/k3ng_cw_keyer
Jim
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Re: CW Keyers for Beacon Transmitters
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 2119 UTC »
Hey Chris!

I should have listed that one up front. Complete brain fadeout.
Jim
NRD-525, Elecraft KX3 and Elecraft PX3 Spectrum Display
76' end fed long wire & 66' off-center fed dipole for 10/20/40 meters
Orange County, SoCal, The better half