I have used VOX for years, however my old foot sw was a piece of 1 x 6 with
a small micro sw attached to one side and a thin piece of fiberglass sheet
,( mine was and old devider for a notebook) attached with thumb tacks.
Very soft touch only took a toe to actuate and easy to move around under the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Horton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "aluscre" <email@example.com>; "Richard Thorne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 04:47
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Heil FS-2 Foot Switch
> I've been using foot switches for over forty years.
> I always have just picked them up at swapfests, etc.
> I don't know what the Heil switch costs, but I'll bet I've
> bought mine a lot cheaper.
> They are usually made from a plain old spst microswitch.
> I saw a hint that came from N4MM a lot of years ago about a knee switch,
> and I built one...hard job that. I velcro'd one of my foot switches to the
> inside part of
> my desk. If I don't wanna use my foot, I just move my knee a bit.
> Also, I always have at least 2 foot switches on the floor, in case I want
> to move my feet around.
> Another thing. A friend of mine used an old J-38 key screwed to a board.
> 73, Tom K5IID
> At 11:53 05/03/02 -0400, aluscre wrote:
> >After my FS-1 went bad I pcikup a sewing machine foot swtich.
> >I works great. Less resistance to push, better angle for foot, wider,
> >stable on floor (moves less and never over turns) and as a bonus it
> >actually has two switches (which I have yet to figure a use for) a right
> >and left.
> >Less than $5 at fleamarket.
> >Richard Thorne wrote:
> > > Have any contesters tried the new FS-2 foot switch? My FS-1 just went
> > > belly up after 10 years of faithful service. It would be simple to
> > > as the microswitch just needs replacing. But it may be time to try
> > > something new.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Richard Thorne - N5ZC
> > > Amarillo, TX
> > >
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