[CQ-Contest] Non-Iambic keyers???
w2up at mindspring.com
Tue Dec 3 09:38:30 EST 2002
Another tip re "switch hitting" CW:
Back in the days before computer logging, I learned to send lefty, so
that I could send CW and write at the same time. I found switching
the paddle polarity (i.e. thumb paddle still sends dits, lefty) made
it a very easy transition.
On 2 Dec 2002 at 20:57, James Neiger wrote:
> After sending with my right hand for 25 years, with a single lever
> paddle, an entrapped nerve in my right arm, forced me in 1980 to learn
> a new way, or give up CW altogether.
> So, over the course of a month, I learned to send left-handed. My
> Ascension Island compatriot, Glenn K6NA/ZD8A, said at the time, "Jim,
> if you're going to learn left-handed, why not learn squeeze at the
> same time". So, I bought a Bencher, and its now been left-handed
> iambic for the past 22 years. The conversion was really easy and
> "starting over" with the lefty, make squeeze feel very natural.
> Give it a try, you'll like it.
> Jim N6TJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dallas Carter" <ludal at dmv.com>
> To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>; "Bud Hippisley, K2KIR"
> <k2kir at telenet.net> Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 5:59 AM Subject:
> Re: [CQ-Contest] Non-Iambic keyers???
> > Hi Bud,
> > For one, I have never been able to send with an Iambic paddle.
> > Some would say that I can't send with a straight paddle either, but
> > that's for another thread. When I was in Thailand, a friend made for
> > me a gold plated bencher clone with my name and Thai call embossed
> > on the top. It's a really cool paddle, and a treasure, but I
> > couldn't send with it. I fashioned a paddle handle out of a piece
> > of 1/2 inch plexiglass and shaved it down to fit between the two
> > iambic paddle arms. With the arms bolted together, it performs like
> > a straight paddle.
> > Photo on request..
> > 73 Dallas W3PP
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Bud Hippisley, K2KIR <k2kir at telenet.net>
> > To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 6:40 PM
> > Subject: [CQ-Contest] Non-Iambic keyers???
> > > Does anyone know of any currently available electronic keyers that
> > > allow
> > the operator to choose something other than an iambic algorithm?
> > >
> > > In particular, I'm interested in keyers that, when used with
> > > double
> > paddles, might implement either "dash override" (as did the old
> > (K2)POO Keyer) or "last paddle closed", as in the venerable
> > Ultimatic.
> > >
> > > I know I'm not the only one who finds iambic a very unfriendly
> > > algorithm
> > for double paddles, but I'm surprised at the lack of chatter about
> > alternatives.
> > >
> > > Bud, K2KIR
> > >
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