The Logikey K-5 is the latest implementation of the famous CMOS Super Keyer III firmware, described in detail below. Idiom Press continues to make the industry standard super-keyer, a full-featured multipurpose keyer that will be right at home in any radio shack. Whether you are a contester, a DXer, a rag-chewer or a meteor-scatter burst mode fanatic, your needs are met easily and simply with the Logkikeys mnemonic interface. No memorizing charts of keyer commands! No re-programming your keyer for every contest. No looking for menus when you need to change speed. These features, and more, make the Logikey the most user-friendly keyer on the market.
The K-5 features a new compact enclosure and circuit board featuring enhanced protection, side-tone volume control, negative keying capability, and built-in AAA battery holder. An accessory hookup cable kit is available in three versions, to suit most any transmitter.
The Super CMOS III Kit has a long and well-deserved reputation as one of the best Morse keyers ever designed. And when you look at the list of features you won't believe the price. The Logikey K-5 is the factory assembled keyer, with a very nice case, ready to "plug and play;" -- all the features of the kit plus negative keying capability, adjustable amplified side-tone, and an internal battery pack!
These keyers feature speed control by pot, six pushbutton memories (which can be banked to provide 18 separate message memories) and no other controls apart from your paddle! Several functions are readily available by combinations of key presses, and there is a built-in side-tone oscillator for practice and programming. Those are just the highlights-- check out the features list:
1. Iambic keyer with dot and dash memories
2. 6 active message memories, +12 banked messages, 1430 characters total
3. Messages may "call" other messages, and contain embedded functions
4. Input queue to call messages sequentially
5. Contest serial numbering 001-9999 with variable formats and easy correction
6. Digital and analog speed control, 5-60wpm
7. Adjustable weighting on dots and dashes-- 25-50%
8. Side tone (and practice) oscillator with variable pitch
9. Tune (key down) function
10. Selectable automatic character spacing
11. Timed pauses within messages
12. Message loop capability for continuous play
13 Text insertion from the paddle during message play
14. Curtis A/B and eight other timing-emulations
15. Ultra-speed messages to 990wpm for meteor scatter, etc.
16. Ultra-low power consumption for battery operation
17. Full beacon capability
18. Stored (memory) message editing capability
19. Messages and configuration saved when power is off
20. Keyer can compensate for transmitter shortening
21. Hand Key mode.
In reference to the features described above, there are NINETEEN FUNCTION COMMANDS (for setting features), THIRTEEN INQUIRY FUNCTIONS (the keyer will report the settings), and ELEVEN EMBEDDED FUNCTIONS (which can be placed in stored message text). There are even FIVE TWO-BUTTON COMMANDS, executed by pressing two of the six buttons simultaneously, for common functions like going into tune mode or hand-key mode.
But don't let all of this intimidate you! First, the commands and functions are mnemonic-- "S" for Speed, "M" for Monitor, and so forth-- so you don't need to refer to the manual every five minutes.
Second, the most commonly used functions-- setting the speed, sending a stored message, storing a message-- are all right there in front of you. You can start using the keyer immediately, and worry about programming the more advanced features later.