Left handed straight key...

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by W1BR, Nov 29, 2019.

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  1. K7TRF

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    That's a great old trick with bugs, but with electronic paddles just swap the wires to use with the other hand. I used to have a keyer with a crossover switch built in that could swap the paddles from left hand mode to right hand mode or vice versa.

    Doncha know all straight keys are left handed but somehow all those right handed operators have made them work just fine ;)
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
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  2. K5TSK

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    I can't seem to find any straight key Ambidexterousity ratings on any of the online rating sites. Any help???
     
  3. K1LKP

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    OH MY GOD PETER,

    I JUST LOOKED AT YOUR QRZ PAGE.

    CONGRATS ON YOUR SUPER
    VINTAGE EQUIPMENT

    ........BRAVO.....

    NOW TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION??

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    THANK YOU - THE LEFT HANDED MOUSE

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS
    TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.
     
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  4. W1BR

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    LOL... that is not the vintage station... the vintage gear is on another 8 foot operating
    position... the real goodies... SX-28, HQ-150, Ranger I and 6N2, BW 5100, NC-303,
    etc..

    Thanks, and happy holidays to you.
     
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  5. N3PM

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    Here. Mike N3PM
     
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  6. K1LKP

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    THREE CHEERS FOR SOUTHPAWS........... BRAVO...........
     
  7. N8AFT

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    Most Modern Rigs Have a Reverse Feature for your paddles, or simply Reverse wire it to the rig...
     
  8. W1BR

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    A *C712 entry will do that when I am using the AEA Keyers.... but that command doesn't seem to work on the straight key..
     
  9. K3HRN

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    I found some at the store that sells left-handed hammers and tongs for blacksmiths who produce left-handed buggy whips.
     
  10. N8TGQ

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    Use fldigi to do digital CW. That way neither hand has to be used. WAS while you're sleeping!
     

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