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Re: [CQ-Contest] Paddle Opinions?

To: Brad Pioveson W9FX <w9fx@verizon.net>, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Paddle Opinions?
From: Zoli Pitman HA1AG <ha1ag@hg6n.hu>
Reply-to: ha1ag@hg6n.hu
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 07:29:25 +0200
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GM Brad,

After using mainly a Vibroplex Brass Racer for abt 16 years and many
paddles I came across on the stations I guest operated I got a GHD
GN507DX made by JA7GHD. (it is a double lever keyer with inverse spring

I like it bcs:

- it is a true mechanical masterpiece with very accurate motion
- fine  perfectly machines threads on teh adjustment screws - no need to
readjust ever
- perfect for QRQ - can be set for hard handling
- its base is heavy and the feet provide perfect grip, no slipping
- competetively priced
- looks great too. :)


zoli ha1ag

Brad Pioveson W9FX wrote:
> I hope that this isn't too far off topic!  Knowing that contesters are among 
> the top CW ops in our hobby, I cannot think of a better qualilfied group 
> from which to seek info and opinions.  I hope you'll share yours.
> With the 2007-2008 season about to open for serious CW contesting, I'm 
> treating myself to a new set of paddles.  For the record, I'm neither a 
> purist nor a sadist!  I currently use WriteLog or, as the need arises (or, 
> the computer dictates), will resort to CT for the vast majority of my CW 
> contesting.  But, there is the occasion when one has need for a good set of 
> paddles - especially if I'm out and about in the camper or roving and for 
> those times when the PC or laptop isn't playing well.
> There are, of course, lots of choices these days, and, to be honest, I fell 
> in love with the Begali 'Sculpture' at Dayton this year.  But the cost of 
> Begali products is a bit prohibitive.  I'm replacing, or, at least, 
> temporarily retiring my Bencher BY-2 paddles.
> Fully understanding that likes/dislikes in paddles (or scotch, women and 
> cigars...) can be completely subjective, I'd appreciate knowing what you 
> like (or, don't) and, if you can tell my why you feel strongly about any 
> particular brand/model.
> 73, Brad, W9FX

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