Left handed straight key...

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

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  1. W1BR

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  2. KB3FEI

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    Ah , .... doesn't that, then, make it a left-handed straight key? By functional definition?
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    No. Why?

    You can operate a straight key with either hand. Makes utterly no difference.

    I'm right handed yet use a J-38 with my left fairly often, so that I can write with my other hand

    Then without batting an eye, switch over to my right hand and carry on.

  4. KB3FEI

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    Too serious for my key.
  5. W1BR

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    How did this drift into a discussion about cows? Udderly confusing.
  6. W1BR

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    BTW, any bug can be used left handed... just use it for repeat DASH generation and use the other side for manual Dits...
  7. WA3LKN

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    And in the southern hemisphere you push the lever UP to send code
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  8. K7MEM

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    It's only the wrong side of the road, if you are driving a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side. It's a real treat shifting gears with your left hand. :rolleyes:

    The only problem I had with driving in the UK was, when I returned to the US. When making a turn at an intersection, it was difficult to remember where I was suppose to end up. That took about a week to get over that issue.

    I operate my key (actually a keyer) with my right hand, but the key sits on the left side of the desk. When I go to send, I swing my arm over so that it rests on the desk. On the right side is a pad of paper.
  9. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ha...Ha...Ha :p
  10. K8JD

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    Since I am left handed, would driving be easier for me, in the UK, Japan, and other backward (driving) countries /???

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