I heard an east coast US station calling CQ DX on 40 CW using a straight
key last night. He got some replies from EU stations, too.
I don't know about SS, though. I'd have a glass arm halfway through or
73, Zack W9SZ
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007, Paul T. Antos wrote:
> Clive wrote:
>> So what the iambic operator doesn't seem to have is
>> redundancy, because he took a short cut to sending CW by a
>> method which imo has little to no value, but clearly has a
> I have to admit that I don't have redundancy in this matter. Mark me down for
> a whole bunch of demerits. I made my first paddle for a homebrew TO keyer out
> of wood with TWO strips of aluminum because it felt and played better. There
> was no iambic at that time (that I knew of). Maybe a fat paddle is what I
> need. I never ever heard anyone complain when I called them in a contest.
> Straight keys for SSCW, anyone?
> I guess what we should all be railing about is what the best keyboard is for
> doing RTTY, huh?
> Paul WB2ABD
> SOC 764
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