Carl builds the ULTRA-PK “PicoKeyer” CW memory Keyer Kit

Many thanks to Carl who writes:

Hi Thomas,

I’ve grown to love the prerecorded CW memories on my KX2. I’d fallen out of love with my 817ND because it didn’t have them.

Then I saw your video where you used a PicoKeyer. So… I ordered one.

But I messed up and it came in kit format.

So, tonight I built my first Kit-anything in about 30 years.

And, it actually worked!

What a cool little device..

Thank you for sharing this, Carl! This little kit is a lot of fun to build and quite affordable. The end product is one you’ll use for years to come as well.

It’s an amazingly capable little keyer and a proper value!

I purchased mine from this Bay seller in Ft Collins, CO

2 thoughts on “Carl builds the ULTRA-PK “PicoKeyer” CW memory Keyer Kit”

  1. I too assembled an Ultra PicoKeyer. It gave keying errors when plugged into my KX2 or KX3. The Ring connector on the keyer’s output jack is connected and the trace to that pin must be cut for it to work with Elecraft radios. Once that was done it worked perfectly with my Elecraft radios and my FT-891.

  2. I built one and found it very easy to do and am amazed how much he packed into that little chip’s firmware. There are tons of options and tricks if you work through the manual. The battery lasts forever too. Try turning on/off the automatic character and word spacing. It’s weird, but worth playing with -at least for practice. I built a paddle right into mine for one less wire when portable (I can still plug in a paddle). https://cdn-bio.qrz.com/l/ve3mal/20200405_121337.jpg

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