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Re: [CQ-Contest] Paddle Opinions?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Paddle Opinions?
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 20:04:01 EDT
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If you are planning to use the paddles for just the occasional fill while  
using the keyboard for the normal contest sending/logging, I suggest you look  
into the K9LU Bulldog paddle.
For several years I've been using the magnetic base version while mobile,  
and it is great. Very small ( about a square inch footprint), light (  a couple 
of ounces), and it fits into medium sized pill bottle for storage.  It doesn't 
have the exquisite feel of precision machining that you get with  a Bencher, 
but it's not bad either. Cost is about $30.
I think it would be a great choice for DXpedition work. Little suitcase  
space/weight, and it is going to attract a lot less attention by  TSA/Customs 
people than a Bencher.  
When not on the road, I have glued a large flat washer to the upper right  
corner of my logging keyboard, and stick the Bulldog on it, using it with  the 
NA keyer.  I still have the Bencher with a separate  keyer for  when the 
computer crashes, but for quick fills the Bulldog is a lot closer to  where my 
are working.
73   -   Jim    K8MR

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