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An updated and superior EZKeyer

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This Kit Has Been Retired

Building on the very popular EZKeyer, this new and very capable Morse Code keyer has some additional features - a beautiful blue, easy building, enclosure, new PIC microcontroller, larger message memories, additional commands, new printed circuit board layout, and large push button switches. Gone are the small push buttons that were mounted with super glue and connected to the circuit board with wires. Additionally, all connectors and switches are board mounted, making the keyer completely self contained on the board. No external parts or wires are required (excepting battery leads).

It has many of the features of a high end keyer while remaining very user friendly. The PIC chips have been programmed by Craig Johnson, AAZZ, of PIC-EL fame, and the commands are entered directly with the paddles rather than scrolling through menus. With overall dimensions of only 4" x 2.5" x 1.38", this EZ-to-build small footprint project will have large impact on your operating capabilities, whether in the shack or in the field.

First time builders please note: This kit is a very easy kit to build. All parts are through hole parts and are wide spaced on the board making installation easy. All connectors and switches are board mounted which eliminates point to point wiring, and after all the parts are installed it's ready to try out.

The kit includes all the components required to build the keyer - switches, connectors, speaker, programmed PIC, components, AND the enclosure.

Specifications and Design Features
  • Beautiful blue silk screened and easy building PCB enclosure
  • Command List is silk screened on bottom of enclosure, No Printed list needed
  • New PIC Microcontroller.
  • New Delay and Repeat (D) command especially for Contesters, Beaconeers and QRPers.  More Info Here
  • Three easy-to-use memories Two with 47 character capacity and one with 79, stored in non-volatile memory (EEPROM).
  • Three high quality, full size, panel mount (top cover) pushbuttons.
  • 5-55 wpm speed range.
  • Iambic A or B, straight (Cootie) key,and Bug modes.
  • Sequenced Mute Line (Goes low for receiver mute or T/R switch).
  • Speed and operating modes stored in non-volitile memory (EEPROM).
  • Speed entered by command or easily changed on-the-fly via the paddles.
  • Tune Mode.
  • Very long (essentially shelf) battery life - no power switch required..
  • Operating voltage 3-5 volts, 3 AAA alkaline batteries are ideal.
  • Low power - 1ma active and 1uA in sleep mode.
  • 600 Hz sidetone (may be turned off).
  • Autospacing between characters (may be turned off).
  • Dash/Dot paddle swap command
  • Keyed line goes low when active

    Assembly Manual
    Command List
    Elecraft's Excellent Capacitor Identification Page  Posted with permission.
    Electronics 2000's Excellent Resistor Code Graphic Calculator  Posted with permission.