I started the weekend playing in the ARRL VHF contest but the bands conditions in my area sucked so I decided that it was going to be a part effort at best.
I have some kits that have been sitting in boxes for a while waiting for some quality time on work bench so that I could bond with them. I decided to work in the K1EL K42c CW keyboard interface & cw reader.
The project takes about three hours to assemble. It has plenty of testing steps so actually assmebly time is probably about 2 hours.
The project has two interesting items:
- It allows you to plug in a PS2 keyboard and send CW without an external computer or laptop.
- It has a CW decoder
The kit tests out fine so the next step is integrating it into my SO3R/S04R station. I need to reroute an AF cable and split the audio and I should be good to go.
Like my previous experiences with K1EL kits... simple, fast, and hassle free.
73 de NG0R