I just replaced a very comfortable, durable and ergonomically
footswith that lasted me over 10+ years of contesting.
After considering many switches including the Heil FS-2,
here's one you should consider and why I chose it.
Linemaster Model Gem-V2
Circular - Easy to hit from all angles
Perfect touch - you can lightly rest your foot on edge of it
and not false trigger but then a light
additional amount of additional pressure
keys it and no "cramped" or "tired" foot as
the hours wane on
Great Weight and Non Skid corrugated base - Will not move around too
so no worry about it not staying in position.
Nice appearance with chrome ringed edge and easy hit circular top target
I expect it will easily last 10+ years for heavy contest use.
You can purchase with or without cable. I found the supplied cable listed
on teh web
page to be too heavy and cumbersome so I installed my own thinner and
cable and saved another $6 on the price.
The Gem-V2 will cost you just under $30 including shipping/handling.
Note: Since they normally have a $100 minimum, I requested my switch
as a sample for 60 day evaluation and had it mailed to me at my work
That way you avoid the $100 minimum
You may also want to check with your contest buddies or club members and
order enough to meet the $100 minimum order.
I have no pecuniary interest in Linemaster Co. Products
73, Dennis N6KI
On Fri, 3 May 2002 10:16:54 -0500 "Dale L Martin" <email@example.com>
> > Have any contesters tried the new FS-2 foot switch? My FS-1 just
> > belly up after 10 years of faithful service. It would be simple
> to fix
> > as the microswitch just needs replacing. But it may be time to
> > something new.
> I've had a hard time with the commercially avaiable footswitches.
> I change my body position a lot during a contest.
> Constantly trying to keep track of where the footswitch is in
> relation to my
> new foot position was a hassle.
> Years ago, I took a 3' long piano hinge, a couple of springs, a
> switch and two pieces of 36"x6"x1" (LWD) lumber and made my own.
> dale, kg5u
> CQ-Contest mailing list
Dennis Vernacchia N6KI
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