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RE: New kenwood HT



> There should be no audio modulation because the internal Mic should be
> disconnected so all you are doing is keying PTT.  As long as 
> it is not too
> terrible, then you should be able to do HT satellite CW QSO.
> 
> I do understand that it will sound terrible, but how bad?
> Can you tell us?

It depends on the radio.  My old Alinco warbles around a lot when the PTT is
activated.  Certainly not a good candidate for PTT CW.  The Icom HT, OTOH,
is quite stable and well suited to having a key hooked up to it.  The worst
it does is a small amount of chirp at key up.
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