Homebrew Iambic paddle

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KG6HUF, Jul 1, 2002.

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  1. KG6HUF

    KG6HUF Ham Member

    I have been searching around for instructions on how to make a homebrew iambic paddle and i cant find any.

    Can anyone lead me to instructions on how to make my own iambic paddle? Or any Ideas from anyone?

    KG6HUF,
    Tyler.
     
  2. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member

  3. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member

    When the iambic paddles first started becoming popular, a number of amateurs built them using two inexpensive straight keys mounted "back to back" on a vertical support. Worked fine.

    Glen, K9STH
     
  4. W2JDH

    W2JDH Guest

    Years ago I built a memory keyer for contest work. I don't care to send CW with a keyer (I use a "bug") but the darn memory function would only accept input from the keyer chip. I built a really decent paddle out of a piece of hacksaw blade with a poker chip for my fingers. I chose the hacksaw blade because it bends well, but always returns to it's original position unless you crimp it. Anchor it firmly in the rear, and use a couple of brass screws for contacts. Saved a bundle, and it inputs the memory fine.....Walt
     
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