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Straight key connection

Tore
Tore Member ✭✭
Ofc it is well known that the manual has a typo on the manual. Connecting a straight key needs connection between ring and sleeve not tip and sleeve as manual say. Although it would be preferable to have between tip and sleeve as the manual say since the radio and all other radios have this. I am in the process of creating a keyboard keying software and are using a standard cable that can be bought on ebay. This cable uses standard tip and sleeve. Because of that I need to have a cable in between that switches between tip and ring. I hope flex is aware of this. To me it feels like it is incorrect in the maestro and not in the manual
73 de Tore SM6NCS

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  • Pat_W5WTH
    Pat_W5WTH Keep Radio Fun!!! Member ✭✭

    i haven’t checked the manual, but I didn’t do anything special to make my keys work with the flex.

    if you didn’t want to build a cable this, I think, would accomplish your goal:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005E2XZYC/

  • Tore
    Tore Member ✭✭
    edited April 3
    I have changed the cable so I KNOW the manual is incorrect it is sleeve and ring not as the manual say. Cables bought that for example work with n1mm use tip and sleeve. My keyer is working with my conversion between this cable and the maestro if connected directly to the radio instead the converting cable bit is not needed so the radio itself uses tip and sleeve not ring and sleeve like the maestro is
  • Pat_W5WTH
    Pat_W5WTH Keep Radio Fun!!! Member ✭✭

    Maybe I did some “swap dit/dah” settings in the Maestro. Odd that such a simple convention would be wrong in the manual.

    GL!!!

  • Neil D Friedman N3DF
    Neil D Friedman N3DF Dayton, OHMember ✭✭✭

    Also odd that the Maestro and the 6000 series radios would require different wiring for straight key plugs.

  • Tore
    Tore Member ✭✭
    This is only for the straight key the manual is correct for the manipulator pat so the dit and dah is on the right place.
  • Tore
    Tore Member ✭✭
    well neil if you have a maestro simple just try it

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