Gary, I also liked the old Brown Bros. However, I'm now using the Vibroplex
iambic paddle and really like it. I tried Bencher but prefer Vibroplex since,
to me, it has a more durable construction and a very smooth "feel". I also
have the Brass Racer but the iambic standard design is my preference. I did
home-brew different plastic paddles based on an idea in QST to give me a
little lower spot to touch on the paddles. 73, Troy, W6HV
Gary E. J. Bold wrote:
> Hi all,
> I write the "Morseman" column in the NZART (New Zealand)
> Ham journal "Break-In". Recently, ZLs have been contacting
> me to find out where they can buy keyer paddles. I found out,
> to my surprise, that neither Bencher nor Vibroplex have agents
> in New Zealand. We have to import. Before advising people,
> I'd like some advice:
> Two questions:
> 1. What paddles are you all using now? How do you like them?
> 2. I have a cherished Brown Brothers iambic paddle I love, bought in
> the USA in 1977. I hear now that they are out of business. Is this
> I suspect, from comments I hear, that a number of others might
> like to read comments on paddles as well.
> Incidentally, is everybody aware of the excellent small PIC-based
> keyers made by Steve, K1EL? See
> Disclaimer: No relation, no business interest, I just like his products.
> 73, Gary ZL1AN.
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