on my activation last Saturday of EA2/NV-070, after logging on 20m SSB, I moved to CW. It all worked fine for a while until the CW became unstable. In my iambic, the dash paddle refused to work, and the dit paddle produced alternative dits and dashes . - . - . - . - . -
I rebooted the 817 but stayed the same.
I thought a problem of my iambic. Hopefully I conected my second emergency iambic (http://reflector.sota.org.uk/t/homebrew-micro-paddle-cw-with-paper-clips/10615) and could continue but soon again, erratic dits and dashes made me do an early termination of the activation.
As far as I remember it’s not the first time I suffer from this and I think that perhaps it could be linked with low temperatures.
Yesterday the day was cold, about 2C and quite windy at operating position, the rucksack lying over the snow on the summit.
Once I arrived home, in the afternoon, after some rest, I connected my primary iambic and all went fine… Problem disapeared!
Do anyone else have experienced similar troubles with the built in electronic keyer of the 817?
Mine is the first version (not ND).
73 de Ignacio