operating cw glitch

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My rig is a flex 6500 with all the updates and is running great.
 I am mainly a cw op with a little digital thrown in. Been having this problem for a while now and its driving me crazy. 
 When sending between 25 and 30 wpm in a qso it seems like I hit a dead spot. Sending a word, and in the middle of the word key seems to pause, almost like a dead key on a piano. it happens a lot. At first I thought it was my paddle, so changed paddles. Still getting the pause. I even put and MFJ keyer in line, and still having the problem. Am I missing a setting. Or maybe sending little to fast for the set speed.
 Turned on My dusty K3 and I don't get the problem.
Any suggestions? or is it just me and my old fingers (age 79).

Don...w2xb
Flex 6500
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Don

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Posted 2 years ago

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Barry Simpson

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Don are you saying that the problem occurs both with the Flex internal keyer or with an external keyer or both ?

If it is just the external keyer, are you plugging it into the front panel Key jack ?

Please let me know.

Thanks

Barry VK2BJ
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Hello Barry,
Both....internal and external...

Don...w2xb
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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What is your antenna configuration (RX and TX)?