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KPA-500 on QSK
I got a KPA-500 and KAT-500 combo installed yesterday with my 6300, Very nice, using DDUtil, the only way to fly. Makes it all very safe and simple. Love the drive level by band. Works perfect.
I was playing with the QSK and I noticed there are a couple of places where the TX delay can be adjusted. In CWX where you have the QSK button there is a window with a delay set to 5. I left it alone and did not mess with the other TX delay in the TX setup.
Should I be OK with 5? I am assuming that is 5ms? Seems like I read somewhere that the time on the pin diodes in the 500 was 4ms, but I may be wrong. I was hoping some KPA-500 users could verify this for me.
I could hear fairly OK between characters with the QSK on, and my sent CW seemed OK, I got no complaints from the other end.
Just wanted to be sure. One thing is certain, it is a slick combo and it works so well with the Flex and DDUtil. I am running 22-25 watts for 500w on 80m on up to 35 on 6m for 500w. 6 is the only band where it comes close to the 40 watts drive the manual talks about. Most all other bands are in the mid 20 w range. This is a relatively new amp, it was sold in mid March and used very little until I purchased it.
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