Paddle question

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by K2CQW, Oct 18, 2015.

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  1. W5UXH

    W5UXH Subscriber QRZ Page

    No. It is actually an advantage because most right handers can use your paddle without needing to swap the sides.
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  2. K2CQW

    K2CQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok, I rewired my paddle and am unlearning thumb dashing. Good thing I'm old and not much sticks anymore. Now to find a good soul to copy my bad fist.
  3. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    My paddle is set up with dah on the right and dit on the left. "Normal" except I use my left hand.
    No complaints yet, even though I am kinda slow & sloppy. :D
  4. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Paddling along, Dahs or Dits; Finger or Thumb?
    I was told I should reverse the wiring for my paddle since I use it leftie,
    but I learned a Bug Backwards and the leftie mechanics of a bug were rare and probably expensive so I just did things "backwards".
    So it's "normal" for me to send Dits with my fingers and Dahs with the thumb/

  5. K5UOS

    K5UOS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Welcome back to CW. Never too late. Have fun.


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