The EK160 Electronic Keyer / Paddle is a commercial grade electronic keyer with a precision dual paddle built in.
Terminals are provided for connecting a paddle and/or bug or straight key (to use the keyer as an oscillator and to buffer the keying of a transmitter via the relay). The keyer itself will function in “bug” (semi-automatic) mode at the flip of the front panel switch.
Speed setting is done via a front-panel control which is calibrated in characters per minute (5cpm = 1wpm, approximately ).
The adjustable paddles are switch-reversable for left-handed operators, and the contact spacing is easily adjusted on the front panel. Iambic keying features full dot and dash memories. The weighting (“code ratio” can be adjusted from 1:3 to about 1:4. There’s a built in monitor with volume control on the front panel and pitch control on the back, and a jack for headphones or external speaker (8 Ohms, 300mW).
Built-in high-speed reed relay supports negative-keyed rigs with up to 280VDC and 2A on the key line, or use JFET keying for transistor-keyed +V rigs and save wear and tear on the relay..
Speed range: 6-50wp,
Keying circuit: reed relay or JFET
Power Source: 110VAC o r 220VAC
Size/Weight: 9x4x2.5in, 2 Lbs, 12 Oz.
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