No need to read an instruction manual - simply select a menu by pressing a button. An LED lights to show you which menu is active. You select a feature by pressing a button. Its as easy as using a computer touch screen! menus are clearly printed on the front panel.
From the menu you can save and play messages, decrement serial numbers, set speed, weight, sidetone, enter iambic, semi-auto, handkey, message queue, paddle command modes, turn on/off, select iambic A/B, reverse paddle, Code trainer and store starting serial number.
Bypass the menu by keying in a simple two letter commands. When you select a feature the keyer tells you its status in CW.
Memory is expandable to over 8000 characters. You can expand the MFJ-492 standard 192 characters in four soft sectored message memories to over 8000 characters in eight message memories by simply plugging in the MFJ-80, $19.95, Memory expansion Kit, Memories are backed up by lithium battery.
You can adjust CW speed from 5 to 100 WPM by pressing the dot or dash paddle smoothly or by turning a knob control. A powerful Morse trainer lets you practice or teach code in Farnsworth or normal mode. You can select letters, numbers, punctuation or prosigns or any combination for practice using standard 5 character groups, more realistic 1 to 8 character groups or select specific six character sets to work on.
Heres what you can do with Message Memories ... 1. Message Repeat. Repeat messages continuously. You can also insert pauses within a message. Call CQ, listen for an answer and then resume calling by pressing a button -- makes a perfect automatic beacon. 2. Message Call. you can store QTH, rig, weather and other information in separate message memories and play in any sequence you want. 3. Message Edit. Correct mistakes while recording a message -- you dont have to start all over because you made a mistake.
Theres so much more! You get contest serial numbering (0-9999) with auto increment, built-in sidetone, speaker, front panel volume control and adjustable 300-3000 Hz tone. You can use automatic, Semi-automatic bug or handkey modes, reverse dot/dash paddles, adjust weight from 5 to 95% and compensate for transmitter distortion, direct and grid block keying, keys solid state and tube rigs. Special MARS characters are recognized.
uses 9 Volt battery (not included), 12 VDC or 220 VAC with MFJ-1312D,
Memory expansion pre-installed for a total of 8K memory.