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New CW Touch key/keyer coming soon!

Discussion in 'Ham Made Gear' started by N8DAH, Dec 31, 2018.

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  1. N8DAH

    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    GE, all
    I hope Santa was kind and the new year brings good contacts to all.

    I have been looking for a affordable touch key/keyer for some time now and have either found them to be a tad on the pricey side or lacking in options. So Kit-projects will be releasing our own version!

    Our new CW Touch Key/Keyer is coming out very soon, it will have a built in keyer based on the JackYack GNU open source code. The kit will have a in circuit program pad for uploading your own as well. The kit will be offered partly assemble or assembled, due to programing the Attiny85 will be mounted no matter kit or built.

    The surface mount parts will be in sot/soic 6-8 pin and 1206 package size with a few sot-23-3. This is not suggested for the 1st timer but can still be done all the same.

    Basic testing so far shows a 400mah 9v battery will idle over 48 hours, more with sleep mode and run over 8 hours key down.

    Keyer features all available from one command button and paddles:

    Sleep mode battery saver (automatic after 60 secs)
    Pitch adjustment
    Reset function
    Speed adjust
    Tune mode (20 secs)
    Iambic A/B
    Dah priority mode
    Paddle Swap
    Sidetone on/off
    TX on/off for practice mode
    Farnsworth space
    WPM query
    4 message memory
    Beacon mode
    Callsign Training mode
    With room for many more user added options!

    The board measures 1.84"L x .84"W and can be added to any rig or placed in a case (not included at this time) with a 9v for external use. The unit can be powered from 12v as well for base station or portable battery operations.

    Kit will included options for:
    9v connector, command button, copper paddles (with clear coat), output jack and piezo.

    Keep a look out in the coming week/s for this small and feature packed kit. We have not come to a price point yet but plan for it to be under 40$.

    The Ubitx/Bitx AGC is still in the works and we hope to have it ready soon as well. Later we plan to add options to it to make it universal for many of the qrp rigs available.

    73 and Happy New Year
    From Kit-Projects

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  2. N8DAH

    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Touch Keyer is released!
    30$ in kit 40$ Assembled, I added the paddles for 1$ as a option as some may want to use other objects for the contacts.
    Open Source Touch Keyer
  3. N8DAH

    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I should add the paddles do not have a clear coat at this time.
  4. N8DAH

    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just put up a short video on the keyers

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  5. N8DAH

    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    New cases coming soon!

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    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. W0JCB

    W0JCB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great job those look great!
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  8. N8DAH

    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Keyers and Touch Keyers in stock, case options available.
  9. K0XHF

    K0XHF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I left a comment in the youtube side, I think the second part will give you a chuckle. the first part was a way to bring a new set of hams into CW.
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  10. N8DAH

    N8DAH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Funny enough you could add a led zero beat to the speaker output of the keyer and it would show a visual indication.

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