How do I connect a Winkeyer to the rear of my flex 6500

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I would like the connect my winkeyer to rear jack. Manual says, "fsk/cw (pin 4) ?  Setting the Winkeyer up to the rear will let me use 2 differnet paddles with having to unplug them from the front connector. 

Don..w2xb
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Don

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Barry N1EU

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The hardware manual says you key via grounding pin 4.  So DB15 pin 4 goes to center conductor and one of the ground pins (e.g. DB15-5) goes to shield of the cable connected to the hardware WinKeyer.

I won't bother quoting the rest of the info in the manual, but it sounds like that's all you have to do because that input is always active.

Barry N1EU
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Thanks for the help Barry. Got everything working.

tu again

Don...w2xb
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Al K0VM, Elmer

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Don,
  It realy is that simple for breaking keying..  No additional configuration requoired.  If your Winkey has a seperate PTT output, you could optionaly hook that up to pin 14 too.

AL, K0VM
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Thanks for the info Al. All is working fine.

Don...w2xb
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Lee Maisel

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Um  Am I wrong or doesn't the 6500 have a winkeyer built in?
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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Its winkeyer emulation and still has some problems with certain software packages.  I will be one of the first to dispatch my winkeyer USB and its extra cables once the emulation gets a bit more robust.
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It does. It just doesn't work well with some software. DM780 comes to mind.
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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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I used to run a ZLP winkeyer with DM780, but found that the internal SmartSDR winkeyer is very stable and have no problems there at all with the freeware CWType set to winkey.
http://www.dxsoft.com/en/products/cwtype/
DM780 tends to send unwanted spaces and is generally not stable at all
with the internal WinKeyer, but that seems to be a HRD problem...
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