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?
The Bulldog paddle is one of the easiest to build (2 buttons and a standard paper clamp)
It is really a function of your skills in materials.
73 de w9gb
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.
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