Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by F6CWA, Jul 18, 2021.
what are the possible keyer mode
from IC705: BUG, iambic A / B,?
73 Bert / F6CWA
Have you got the manual somewhere ?
If you bought the rig without a manual, that was your FIRST mistake.
If you are THINKING of buying one Google a Manual, download and read it ?
I just pulled up the menu in my own IC-705 - it was quicker than finding the manual
You have three choices: Paddle, Bug, or Straight.
I'm not an Iambic CW guy but I gather from that you only get "straight paddle no squeeze modes"
I could be wrong - but it's all in your manual. I use a Vibro-Keyer single paddle key myself so have never tried to find Iambic as an option.
What you see above in bold are the choices I see in the radio
Hope that helps,
Iambic A/B seems ubiquitous as an option even in cheap chinese qrp rigs. I'd be surprised if the 705 doesn't offer that.
That said, I'm not an Iambic squeeze guy so I really don't understand the difference.
It's not in any "top menus" for CW / Keyer options however. IF it's an option, it's going to be buried.
As mentioned - I don't use "squeeze keying" so couldn't care less - just saying it's not in the top level menu choice for picking your type of key
If a keyer isn't specifically designed for iambic keying, then SOMETHING always happens when both paddles are closed. Either the dots override the dash or the other way around.
The IC-705 (and IC-7300) only supports Iambic B Morse keying. Found a number of discussions about this in Icom forums.
Iambic Mode B has been the default in many radios and keyers for years. Others give you a choice of A or B. Either one seems to work fine, you get used to whatever you use.
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...or whichever one you first encounter. If forced to use a twin paddle, I choose A if at all possible, because I make many more mistakes with B. For preference, however, I use a single paddle, which avoids the complication altogether.
I don't have the 705; however, I have the 756PROIII, 703, 7300, and 7000 and they are all type A squeeze keying. Key choices in menu are paddle, bug, or straight. Icom rigs seem to all be standard on this. I like type A best; I could never get used to type B--too many errors for me.