Introducing the MAGNAKEYER

Discussion in 'Ham Made Gear' started by AE8J, Nov 28, 2017.

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  1. AE8J

    AE8J Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am a lifelong CW enthusiast and have tried many of the popular dual paddle iambic keyers available.
    Many of these keyers had desirable featuers that I liked but none of them had a combination of all the
    nice features. Being a retired mechanical engineer with a machine shop background, I decided to design
    and build a keyer that had all the nice features and had the touch and feel I was looking for.

    The result:


    2" x 4" x 5/8" thick solid stainless steel base
    All brass and stainless steel hardware
    Individual adjustable magnets to hold contacts open
    Individual adjustable silver contacts
    Non-slip rubber feet
    Rear binding posts

    Price: $80.00 plus shipping costs

    Thanks for looking,

    For more information contact me via my QRZ email address



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    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
    W2NF, N0YPD, KD5QHB and 15 others like this.
  2. WD4IGX

    WD4IGX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Looks cool, any chance of a single paddle version for those of us who prefer them?
    K4KCY, VE4DLA, NE1U and 3 others like this.
  3. N0RSN

    N0RSN XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Rough shipping cost to 63020?
  4. KI7RHY

    KI7RHY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very cool
  5. AE8J

    AE8J Ham Member QRZ Page

    Response to the MAGNAKEYER has been terrific!

    I wanted to update this posting with some additional documentation.
    Please see the the drawing file below:

    Attached Files:

    WU6P and K3EY like this.
  6. K3EY

    K3EY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I am not surprised on your response. You are, IMO, giving them away!

    I was a cost and time guy for several years in a job shop.

    Thanks for the Key even before it's here!


  7. K3EY

    K3EY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Received mine today and couldn’t be happier. I like
    an extremely close setting
    to where you feel zero play.
    I did just that in less than
    a minute and it stayed put
    even after it came up to room temperature, and it
    was as cold as being in a freezer.

    I think you have a winner
    in this paddle. I am hard to
    please and you accomplished that!

    Thanks Again

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  8. KW1L

    KW1L Ham Member QRZ Page

    Received my new Magnakeyer #11 today. Six degrees at the time of delivery. Waiting for it to reach room temperature before I start a CW QSO.

    Paddle force tension is about 15 gm for left paddle and 10 gm for right paddle.
    Paddle gap spacing about 0.11mm to 0.13mm (left)
    Stable on desk.

    Look forward to a lot of good CW QSOs with my new Magnakeyer.
    Paul kw1L
  9. K3EY

    K3EY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I received number 012 and for 80 bucks I don't care what the gm's are right or left.

    It's not a serviceable part that goes into an aircraft under FAA FAR's. 80 bucks 80 bucks 80 bucks
  10. KD5IR

    KD5IR Ham Member QRZ Page

    .........I , also , would like to purchase a single paddle if you have any plans to produce one ! , Thanks , Kd5ir , Sanford Kuteman

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