The Ultra PicoKeyer is packed full of features. You get four buttons, one for each message for super easy message recording and playback. A built-in sidetone audio jack lets you plug in your ear buds, headphones, amplified speaker or just pipe the sidetone audio into your homebrew rig's audio section. You can now set up everything (other than recording messages) using just the front panel pushbuttons, without even plugging in a paddle!

 The latest firmware builds on previous versions of the PicoKeyer with a number of new features. Of course the most obvious is instant access to all four messages with the touch of a dedicated button. Recording a message is now a lot simpler -- just hold down the button until you hear the prompt. Just like the buttons on your car stereo, and just like you'd expect them to work.

 Use the front panel buttons like arrow keys (they're even marked on the panel) to scroll through menu settings and make changes as needed. And, if you want to switch between your paddle and straight key -- there's no need to remove the battery! A quick button press is all it takes.

 The Ultra PicoKeyer is a stand-alone Morse code memory keyer and code practice oscillator with speed control. The Ultra PicoKeyer pushbuttons and speed control are mounted on one end, and the RIG, KEY and PHONES jacks are on the other.

 The Ultra PicoKeyer has a small on-board speaker and a headphone jack, and works with single or dual lever paddles and straight keys, you can use yours as a code practice oscillator to learn and practice Morse code. Use it with a straight key, or learn to use a paddle or "squeeze" keyer. You can even use "bug mode" to simulate a semi-automatic key and master this mode as well. If the on-board speaker isn't loud enough for a noisy environment you can always plug in a pair of ear buds or headphones. Or, you can even add an audio amp and larger speaker for group code practice sessions. A pair of inexpensive PC amplified speakers works great!

Specifications

Download Manual for FirmWare v2.2/v2.3/v2.5

  Part Number Desc Color Price Buy
ULTRA-PK-A Ultra PicoKeyer, CW memory keyer completely assembled and ready to use. Only 2-1/4" x 2-3/8" x 1". Available in 7 colors
$54.95
P-Cable-33 Keyer Paddle Cable, 3FT x 3.5MM plug. High quality, yet flexible black cable with three conductors (2 insulated wires and 1 braid to molded 3.5MM plug), Includes 3 easy to crimp or solder terminals (we don't install them because some paddles cannot use the terminals and some can)   $4.95
P-Cable-336 Keyer Paddle Cable, 3FT x 3.5MM plug and 3.5MM x 1/4" adapter. High quality, yet flexible black cable with three conductors (2 insulated wires and 1 braid to molded 3.5MM plug), Includes 3 easy to crimp or solder terminals (we don't install them because some paddles cannot use the terminals and some can)   $5.95
P-Cable-63 Keyer Paddle Cable, 6FT x 3.5MM plug. High quality, yet flexible black cable with three conductors (2 insulated wires and 1 braid to molded 3.5MM plug), Includes 3 easy to crimp or solder terminals (we don't install them because some paddles cannot use the terminals and some can)   $5.95
P-Cable-636 Keyer Paddle Cable, 6FT x 3.5MM plug and 3.5MM x 1/4" adapter. High quality, yet flexible black cable with three conductors (2 insulated wires and 1 braid to molded 3.5MM plug), Includes 3 easy to crimp or solder terminals (we don't install them because some paddles cannot use the terminals and some can)   $6.95
PK-CABINET-UL-panels Front and back panels for Ultra PicoKeyer. Available in 7 colors
$4.95

Specifications:

  • Super simple operation, even with advanced features
  • NEW!! added BANK 2 with four more memory slots and BANK/BK menu
  • NEW!! EIGHT message memories hold up to 127 characters each, and can be chained together in any order to make up to a 500 character message. Message #1 can be set to auto-start when power is applied, great for propagation beacons.
  • Two new, 63-character MYCALL memories can be used in messages; one can be sent independently from the front panel buttons.
  • QRSS mode lets you send messages with dot times from 1 to 255 seconds
  • NEW!! Paddle re-scan using middle buttons will now announce "P" for PADDLE or "K" for KEY
  • Simple and quick "menu" setup functions accessed with front panel buttons
  • Message entry using your paddle
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) jacks for your key, rig and ear buds or headphones
  • Speed control potentiometer
  • On board lithium coin cell battery (included) and battery holder
  • On board speaker for sidetone
  • Dual 2N7000 keying output MOSFETs for solid-state rigs and some tube gear, handles up to 60 V positive or negative.
  • Ultra low power operation - A single lithium coin cell can last up to a couple of years depending on use.
  • Dot and dash memories for easy code with perfect timing and spacing
  • Works equally well with single-lever or dual-lever keys using iambic "squeeze" or non-iambic keying
  • Dual Speed feature - Speed is adjustable from 5 to 60WPM from the menu. You can use the speed control pot to adjust from 5 to 63 WPM, and instantly revert to the stored speed at any time!
  • Speed control range (min/max) can be set to your preference (5-30 WPM standard, you set to whatever you want)
  • Variable pitch audio sidetone can be turned OFF or ON
  • MCW mode uses the keying output as PTT to send audio Morse code over voice radios - now you can practice Morse on the air with your friends using 2M or 70cm FM.
  • Adjustable weight
  • Selectable iambic Mode A or Mode B as well as Ultimatic and semi-automatic "bug" modes
  • Hand-free Tune-up mode lets you select a steady carrier or 50% duty cycle dits
  • Beacon mode allows repeating messages with user-specified delay up to 99 seconds
  • Straight key auto detect - plug in a straight key and press a pair of buttons, and the keyer will automatically use straight key mode with all memories available! (Please note that this means message playback is available. Message recording requires a paddle.)
  • Message pause - insert a pause to manually send RST or other information in the middle of a saved message.
  • QSO/serial number can be inserted in a message, auto-incremented and decremented. You can set or reset the QSO number from the setup menu. Counts up to 65536, which should be enough for the biggest contests.
  • Optional leading zeros can be sent for QSO numbers less than 3 digits.
  • Cut numbers can be selected for QSO numbers in stored messages. Zeros, nines, both or neither can be selected.
  • Transmitter QSK delay compensation - Lengthen elements by a preset number of milliseconds to correct for transmitters that tend to shorten dits and dahs in QSK mode.
  • Paddle switching - effortlessly select left or right handed operation without switching wires or turning the key upside down
  • No battery required to retain settings or memory!
  • "Factory Reset" option to restore all default settings to your PicoKeyer
  • The PicoKeyer uses FLASH and EEPROM memory to store all settings and message memory, meaning NO backup batteries and NO lost settings.