The K12 replaces the very popular K10 and K10+ keyers which have been shipping for almost ten years now. The K12 shares the same pinout with the K10's so you can easily upgrade your existing keyer and enjoy some great enhancements. The new K12 has non-volatile EEPROM memory, when you remove power it retains messages and settings ! No more keep alive battery. Six memory slots are supported along with many new embedded commands. In addition to HSCW support the K12 provides QRSS for VLF beacon work. The K12 I.C., as well as a K12 kit, is in stock for immediate delivery. The chip cost is $6 and the kit cost is $17 for either the battery version or externally powered version.