Radio Stuck in Transmit?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by KN3O, Aug 28, 2015.

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  1. N7ZAL

    N7ZAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, there are stereo and mono adapters and I'm guessing you need mono...check the manual.

    You'll get it all figured out, I'm sure.
  2. KO6WB

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  3. KN3O

    KN3O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the help everyone. I made a qso today on 40 with a gentleman in Buffalo. It seems I'm getting out no problem which is good. I was worried I had an issue somewhere in the radio. My receive still isn't up to snuff and I butchered that QSO, but I was also unprepared to get a response to my cq as I had called it about 20 times by that point, about 3 tries then shifting frequencies (the slow cw frequency was dead fwiw).

    Anyways, thanks for answering my newbie questions. I love the feel of the Nye Speed-X I picked up, and my transmit speed is ok, just have to get the receive speed up.
  4. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a few newer rigs that need stereo connectors for headphone and key connections and a mono plug shorts the works out.
  5. WA7DU

    WA7DU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unfortunately, the OP never answered the question of which plug and adapter he is using--stereo or mono. Un-plugging the adapter slightly is not a good permanent solution.

    Stuck in neutral...
  6. WB5YUZ

    WB5YUZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    What you were looking for in the user manual was the diagram on page nine of how the key plug should be wired. Don't get a false sense of reassurance because it is "working" if the power output seems low; there may be some relays that are not being switched properly with the plug pulled halfway out. Stop using it that way, look in the user's manual, and wire it up right before something is inadvertently damaged.
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  7. W8ZNX

    W8ZNX Ham Member QRZ Page


    K8JD is right

    check xceiver manual

    some xceivers you must use a stereo plug for straight key

    if you plug in a straight key with a mono plug in to a FT-920
    it will go in lock down CW

    in the stacks
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