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Unexpected failure of CW-keyer function
« on: 2023-03-26, 18:42:17 »
I've been working mainly CW for several years now with spring return iambic paddles (a Bencher and a Vibroplex) with no problem. A few months ago I started working with two iambic paddles with magnetic return (a Begali and a UR5CDX) and, to my surprise, from time to time, the manipulation gets blocked, that is, even though one paddle is activated (dit or dat), no manipulation occurs, and only after releasing of the paddle, again everything works again. This happens only with the two magnetic return paddles, but not with the spring return paddles. I am wondering if this has happened to anyone else and if this is a known thing and what is the influence that the magnetic return of a paddle can have on the electronic key function of the RRC-1258 MkII. The only solution that I have found for the moment is to put an intermediate electronic keyer between the paddle and the Control-RRC and use the I/O connector IN0-1 mode as an external keyer.