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Re: [TenTec] CW Touch Keyer

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] CW Touch Keyer
From: "Ed - K9EW" <k9ew57@gmail.com>
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Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:48:19 -0600
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> If it means touch sensitive paddle....like no moving parts....isn't that the
> same as the Heathkit one I built back in the '80s??

Yes, same idea, but much smaller, less expensive, and battery
operated.  You can make your own enclosure, and paddles if you want,
or you can buy them prefabricated..  I bought mine from CW Touchkeyer,
but there's also an article in QST about building one

I've had mine for about a year, and I really like it (I like a soft
touch with the paddles).  I added a battery saver circuit so I don't
leave the thing on for days accidentally, and the 9 volt battery lasts
about a year (it hasn't needed replacement yet).

ed - k9ew
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