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How to setup for a Straight Key

What do I turn off in order to send a straight key.

Best Answer

  • Neil D Friedman N3DF
    Neil D Friedman N3DF Member ✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    (1) Have you disabled Iambic in the Phone/CW tab of the main 6600M menu?

    (2) Have you checked the key’s wiring against Sec 7.3.3 of the 6400M/6600M User Guide?


  • Geoff AB6BT
    Geoff AB6BT Member ✭✭✭

    Per the Hardware manual:

    Does that help?

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    There are a couple of ways to set up a straight key depending on what equipment you are using. Can you post what model of radio, and whether you are plugging your key in to a Maestro or the radio itself?

  • BigFish30
    BigFish30 Member ✭✭

    I have a 6600M, with the key plugged into the back panel.

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    From SmartSDR turn off iambic:

    From the front panel or a Maestro turn off iambic:

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