Island Keyer II kit
December 30, 2021 - SSR version is now $39 due to parts price increase
Need other parts such as a piezo to complete your kit ? Please see the: switch and parts page
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with any questions
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.
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)
$39: 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 $39 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
and IK2ext schematic.
check out the Island Keyer II supplementary files at the bottom of
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
Viewable file for Island Keyer II
a Youtube video showing changing weight with a pot
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