NOTE: Optional cabinet is only available with UNCUT end panels for YOU to drill to fit the controls and connectors. No drilling template is provided. The PKPlus is mostly intended for you to integrate into your radio or mount on your paddle. If you want a complete keyer with case see our Ultra Pico Keyer with pre-cut end panels available in 7 colors!
This keyer has all of the features of the original PicoKeyer - and then some! The newest Version 4.6 firmware adds a number of new features, including the ability to set the speed control upper and lower limits, auto-resume for pauses in stored messages, instant access to messages 2, 3 and 4 and more. The header and solder pads for external power, controls and outputs are still there, if you choose to build it without the on-board battery or need to build it into some other project. Parts are included for a Zener voltage regulator if you choose to go that route -- though the on board coin cell battery will last at least a couple of years of normal use!
The PicoKeyer Plus complete kit contains everything you need to build a stand-alone Morse code memory keyer and code practice oscillator with speed control. You can put it in a nice looking plastic box (available as an option, see below), build it into your next homebrew rig, or even retrofit it into your favorite commercial rig! At under 1.3" x 2", you can stuff this tiny board into some pretty tight spots. The latest PicoKeyer chip and all the parts you need are included, along with a high quality double-sided printed circuit board with plated-through holes and silkscreened component outlines. The setup/memory button and speed control are mounted on one end of the board, and the RIG and KEY jacks are on the other.
Code practice oscillator?? Yep! Since the PicoKeyer Kit includes a small on-board speaker and works with single or dual lever paddles and straight keys, you can use yours as a code practice oscillator to learn Morse with a straight key - or to learn to use a paddle or "squeeze" keyer if you want! You can even use "bug mode" to simulate a semi-automatic key and master this mode as well. Of course the on-board speaker is pretty small, so don't expect to use it in a noisy environment without a little extra help or some headphones. You can always add an audio amp and larger speaker if you need to.
The PicoKeyer is an advanced, super low power iambic keyer with a long list of standard features.
Here are the main features of the PicoKeyer Kit:
The PicoKeyer uses FLASH and EEPROM memory to store all settings and message memory, meaning NO backup batteries and NO lost settings.
The PicoKeyer-Plus kit includes the PicoKeyer chip, a high quality solder masked and silkscreened PCB, and all parts needed to build a complete keyer. Most users report that assembly takes around 15 to 30 minutes. Once the simple assembly is finished, the keyer may be mounted in an enclosure using the panel-mount key and radio jacks. Your kit carries a one year warranty. Documentation is available on the Downloads tab on this page in both English and German. Per una traduzione in italiano di IS0ANT, clicca qui.
If you are interested in a group purchase or are buying kits for Scout troops, Amateur Radio clubs, schools or other clubs or groups, quantity discounts are available.