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Re: [CQ-Contest] Keyboards - ZC4Li

To: hodgson@cytanet.com.cy, reflector cq-contest <CQ-Contest@Contesting.COM>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Keyboards - ZC4Li
From: Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 16:05:26 -0400
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FWIW, I just got a new Dell and was disappointed to discover that the 
keyboard that came with it was more like that on a laptop, with tiny 
function keys and alphanumeric keytops very close together.  I jumped on 
e-bay and discovered a flock of last-generation Dell keyboards that have 
well-separated keys and normal-size Fkeys.  The nomenclature is SK-8115 
or L100, and they only cost around $25. They're also a bit smaller than 
standard, but still have the numeric keypad which I remap with various 
useful functions.

I like the keyboard very much because its keys have long travel and, 
like you, I tend to hammer. Of course shipping to ZC4 may be another 
matter, but it is worth the cautionary note, and maybe a try.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 5/4/2012 11:34 PM, hodgson@cytanet.com.cy wrote:
> I vaguely remember a theme on keyboards.
> Did we ever come to a conclusion on which
> was the best one to buy ?
> I need something solid as I do tend to hammer
> them a bit.
> 73 Steve, ZC4Li.
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