Topic: CW bench paddle hook up (1 replies)
#1     Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:39 pm
Mansfield, Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 25
Subject: CW bench paddle hook up

Hello I am brand new to CQ 100 and although I do not do hardly any CW I am interested to hook my Bench paddle up to the computer to use as a external keyer instead of using the internal one and having to type.

I followed the instructions about hooking up the keyer to the line in of the sound card am I doing something wrong?? Does it have to be something else in line with the paddle? I know it mentioned you could use a code pratice oscillator with an audio output. Again I just have a paddle keyer called a bencher.

Can the Bencher be hooked directly to the computer via the line in and work with the CQ 100 if so what am I doing wrong? I check marked the box in the line in and rasied the level up. Any help anyone can give me on this would be apprciated.
Larry Roop N8RGO
#2     Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:20 am
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 724

Hi Larry,

The audio output from a keyer can be connected to sound card line in. You cannot connect a paddle or key directly to the sound card.

What you want is covered in the "Dahdidah" discussion topic below.


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