YouKits HB-1B (early model) Will Not Go into Straight Key Mode

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by WW1ME, Jun 27, 2021.

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  1. WW1ME

    WW1ME Ham Member QRZ Page

    Any thoughts? Yes, I know you have to plug in the straight key before powering up the radio. During FD, I got the "M" signal only a couple of times. It was balky at first but then I finally got it to send "M," and it worked okay for several hours. When I shut down and came back on later, it would only send the "A," for automatic keying, and nothing I did could convince it to go into straight key mode, which I want when keying from my PC.

    It's not especially easy to get to the top of the board inside the radio. Anyone have any ideas? Workarounds?


    73, Rick, WW1ME
  2. KL7KN

    KL7KN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Try some contact cleaner on the plug, seat it 3or4 times.
    Might just be a dirty contact. The board is easy enough to pull to get to the jack if it needs replacement.

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