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microKEYER II
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microKEYER II
 

microKEYER II™ is the most powerful All-In-One single radio multi-mode USB interface and sound card for CW, SSB, AM, FM, and digital modes (RTTY, PSK31, SSTV, APRS, PACKET, and many others) available anywhere.
 
Using a single USB port, microKEYER II can interface with any Windows-based logging or control program to run any FSK, CW , AFSK, SSB, AM, or FM mode.
 
microKEYER II also includes a rig control interface (CAT/CI-V) with interfaces for all supported radios, a powerful CW memory keyer, and a buffer for keying a Power Amplifier and LNA switcher.
 
Package contains:  microKEYER II™,  CDROM with drivers, control software and manual, USB A-B cable 2m (6.5ft) long, Foster 8 to RJ-45 adapter, and one radio cable (specify your radio).


Features and functions:
 
microKEYER II block diagram
 
   • No serial or parallel port required:
- just one USB cable between your computer and microKEYER II
   • Complete "Computer Radio" electrical isolation
- transformer isolation between sound circuits and radio
- optical isolation between USB port and of ALL digital signals:
     Radio Control, CW, PTT, FSK, PA PTT, & LNA PTT
   • Standard Sound Device - no custom drivers: 
   The microHAM CODEC is an industry standard device recognized by
   Windows, Apple OS 10 and LINUX. There are no custom device drivers
   to install and no compatibility problems with your favorite applications.
   • Ultra low noise: 
- The sound circuits are designed with special attention to low noise 
- The receive noise floor in microKEYER II is lower than any value priced 
  
sound card or similar amateur product. 
Dynamic range rivals that of professional products.
- Special circuit design maintains full dynamic range and low noise floor   
     with all radios - both high level and low level outputs.  
   • Compatible with most standard Windows software 
- special microHAM USB Device Router creates as many virtual COM ports
  as needed to function fully with your favorite programs
- customizable presets allow instantly changing configuration
  when switching programs
   • Integrated control port for all radios: CI-V, FIF-232, IF-232, RS-232
- fully supports Elecraft, Icom, JRC, Kenwood, Ten-Tec, and Yaesu radios
   • Dual Channel Receive:
- supports dual receive with transceivers like the Icom 7800, Yaesu 
  FT-9000, FT-2000, FT-1000D, FT-1000MP, Mark V, Kenwood TS-2000, 
  TenTec Orion (original), and Elecraft K3. 

- independent, front panel level controls for each receiver
   • Front Panel Level Adjustments: 
- Pots for Transmit level, Main Receiver level and Aux receiver level 
- no need to fumble with Windows Mixer to control levels 
   • Integrated K1EL WinKey™ chip with extended capabilities 
- front panel speed knob
- nine (9) user programmable memories
- internal paddle buffer for improved reliability. 
- PS/2 keyboard support for direct CW generation. 
- PS/2 keyboard/keypad support for instant CW message playback
- PS/2 keyboard/keypad CW work without a computer connection
- auto PTT
- selectable side tone
- all parameters are stored in EEPROM and reloaded on power up
   • FSK keying output
- capable of sending 5/6/7/8 bits and 1/1.5/2 stop bits
- PS/2 keyboard support for direct FSK transmission without a computer
- PS/2 keyboard support for instant FSK message playback
- PS/2 keyboard works without a computer connection
   • Unique Microphone/Sound Card/Radio audio switching
- configurable audio priority microphone routing for SSB/Contest/SSTV
- two audio outputs, one for radio front MIC IN, second for rear LINE IN
- front panel audio level controls for setting computer and radio levels
   • Independent keying buffers for Power Amplifier and LNA switching
- extended range solid state output for low voltage T/R lines or QSK
- relay isolated output for vintage PA with negative voltage T/R lines
   • Footswitch input with programmable functions
- programmable PTT activation delay in 1ms steps
- selectable muting of CW and/or FSK when footswitch is closed
   • Hot Switch protection with user defined timing
- Transceiver PTT input for hotswitch free VOX operation
- T/R sequencer for PTT keying outputs
   • Strong immunity from RFI
- integrated chokes and filters for best RFI immunity
- advanced shielding and circuit design to suppress RFI generation
   • Input/Output connectors
  Computer: USB,  Radio: DC37, 3.5 mm & RCA,  Paddle: 6.2 mm 
  Microphone: RJ-45 and 3.5 mm(1/8"),  Footswitch: RCA
  PS/2: MiniDIN6,  iLink: MiniDIN6,  Footswitch: RCA,  PA PTT: RCA
   • Metal/Aluminum case, powder coated and silk screened
   • Free firmware/software upgrades via internet
 
microKEYER II Rear View
 
Note:  microKEYER II™ is a hardware product - it "fully supports" a radio when microHAM releases a cable set designed to interface microKEYER II to the specific input/output requirements of a supported transceiver.  Due to differences in features and control protocols among transceivers, the support software (microHAM USB Device Router) may not implement decoding of operating mode and/or frequency, automatic selection of mode, frequency/mode dependent configurations, and/or FSK for all supported radios.  
 
Automatic selection of frequency/mode dependent configurations is a user interface enhancement.  The ability of microHAM USB Device Router to provide automatic selection of operating configuration does not mean that a specific transceiver is, or is not, supported. 
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