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Island Keyer II

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2/6/2016 kit and all options in stock

11/21/2016 get six free 8121 momentary switches when you mail in your Island Keyer II order

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The Island Keyer II board has been extended to add an optional low power 5 Volt regulator and a Solid State Relay (SSR). See the IK2ext manual and IK2ext schematic for more information (in acrobat (.pdf) format). See pricing on the order form or in the Paypal section below.

[Island Keyer II circuit board picture - click for larger version] The Island Keyer II descended from the original Island Keyer first sold in 1996. Although NOT pin compatible with the original, the Island Keyer II has a similar concept - a non-volatile memory keyer with smooth pot speed control. However, the Island Keyer II has a large number of new additional features. Here are a few highlights:

  • 5 to 70 WPM speed range
  • 56 non-volatile memories
  • Straight key recording / command
  • Ultimatic mode as well as iambic a or b modes
  • board size (2.3 by 1.5 inches)
  • kit is available in three option levels:
  • $21: Board, keyer chip, EEPROM chip and ceramic resonator (picture), the builder will need to add the rest of the components
    $33: Board plus all on-board components including the regulator (picture) but excluding the SSR (Solid State Relay)
    $38: previous item plus the SSR (picture)
  • Note that the builder will need to add an enclosure, switches, jacks, battery holder (or connector) to complete the kit
  • machine pin sockets included with $33 or $38 options
  • printed documents are NOT included, please print/view your own from the pdf files provided


  • Download the manual and schematic to print your own! Also see the IK2ext manual and IK2ext schematic.
    Please check out the Island Keyer II supplementary files at the bottom of this page.

    A beta version 37 (manual) is now available on request with new features.

    A newer beta version 40 (manual) is now available on request with new features.

    2/4/2017: beta version 41 (manual) is now available on request with a variable word space recording feature..


    Note that the board plating appears corroded, however it should not affect soldering.
    Suggestion from a customer: use a brass brush to shine up the bottom traces before soldering.

    Print out a Kit order form to figure your order manually
    or try our: javascript order form to let your browser do the math!

    Downloadable files for Island Keyer II

    The Acrobat files of complex diagrams (like the schematic) may not view well on your computer screen - suggestion: use the magnifier to zoom in for better detail or print out the file.

    ikeyr2pa.pdf (204k) - an Acrobat file of the Island Keyer II manual

    ikeyr2.pdf (99k) - an Acrobat file of the Island Keyer II schematic

    IK2extm.pdf (49k) - an Acrobat file of the Island Keyer II extended optional regulator / SSR manual

    IK2ext.pdf (71k) -an Acrobat file of the Island Keyer II extended optional regulator / SSR schematic

    ik2hooku.pdf (35k) - an Acrobat file of the Island Keyer II hookup diagram

    ik2beac.pdf (115k) - an Acrobat file of the Island Keyer II beacon guide

    ik2comp.pdf (90k) - an Acrobat file of the Island Keyer II computer guide

    ik2qs2.pdf (94k) - an Acrobat file of the Island Keyer II quick start guide

    ik2hist.txt (1k) - a text file of the version history of the Island Keyer II firmware

    ik2big.jpg (68k) - a larger picture of the Island Keyer II circuit board

    ik2dbug.txt (2k) - a text file with voltage / resistance measurements for the Island Keyer II

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