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Re: [CQ-Contest] Paddle Opinions?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Paddle Opinions?
From: steve.root@culligan4water.com
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:26:03 +0000
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I also have been using a Kent Iambic paddle for the last several years. Very 
solidly built and it holds adjustments well. Nothing fancy but a solid 
servicable unit. For my taste it sits too close to the table so I replaced the 
rubber feet with taller ones. 
I had to retire my Brown Brothers paddle. The paddles swivel on pointy-ended 
pins. The surface that the pointy ends mate with became completely worn out. If 
I ease up on the tension to allow free movement then I have excessive vertical 
play, and it gets worse as I use it. I still miss that paddle but I have no 
idea how to fix it :(
73 Steve K0SR 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: K0HB [mailto:k-zero-hb@earthlink.net]
>Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:49 PM
>To: 'Brad Pioveson W9FX', CQ-Contest@contesting.com
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Paddle Opinions?
>I also got tired of the fragile and hokey Bencher, about 10 years ago, and
>bought a Kent iambic dual-paddle key. It's not "elegant" like some of the
>expensive keys out there, but well designed, heavy machined brass (close to
>three pounds!), and adjustable about 15-ways-from-Sunday. Made in England,
>but I think Alpha-Delta carries them here under an OEM agreement (check the
>AES catalog). See them on the web at
>http://www.kent-engineers.com/TWINinfo.htm where you can buy them direct. 
>They also sell repair parts on their website. Classy company and a good
>solid product.
>73, de Hans, K0HB
> ><{{{{*> http://www.home.earthlink.net/~k0hb 
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