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CW keying problem with bug
I don't know if this has to do with the new version just installed, but it just started happening after the update. I have seen posts about CW rcv using the new version but have not seen anything about CW xmit.
Flex 6400M with 3 different keys hooked to the aux port with a breakout box, straight key, sideswiper and a bug. All worked fine before I upgraded. Now whenever I key the bug maybe 1 out of 10-15 touches I get no xmit. When this happened I tried holding the key down and wiggled all the wires and connectors going into the breakout box plugged into the acc jack on the back of the radio. I even took off the breakout box and tightened the screws on pins 4 and 10. Can't find anything to help.
This does not seem to happen when using the straight key or the sideswiper, only with the bug. Also iambic paddle plugged into key jack works fine. I only have the problem with the bug. Tried 3 different bugs and 3 different lines connecting the bugs to the combiner box where the keys are linked together. Then I plugged directly into the breakout box at the acc jack and got the same problem, this eliminated the combiner box and wiring to the breakout box at the acc jack.
Seems like the problem is not in the wires connecting the bugs into the Flex since I connected directly into the breakout box. Also the other keys go thru the same combiner box and then 1 line plugs into the breakout box and only the bug is affected.
Any ideas? Other than - just don't use the bug?
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