[CQ-Contest] Heil FS-2 Footswitch

Dennis Vernacchia n6ki at juno.com
Mon Jun 3 01:16:16 EDT 2002


        I guess you missed the previous thread on footswitches
when someone else inquired an alternative to the Heil FS-2

        I just replaced a very comfortable, durable and ergonomically
footswith that lasted me over 10+  years of contesting.
        After considering many switches including the Heil FS-2,
here's one you should consider and why I chose it.
Linemaster  Model Gem-V2
860 974-1000
Circular - Easy to hit from all angles
Perfect touch - you can lightly rest your foot on edge of it
                           and not false trigger but then a light
additional amount of additional pressure
                           keys it and no "cramped" or "tired" foot as
the hours wane on
Great Weight and Non Skid corrugated base  - Will not move around too
so no worry about it not staying in position.
Nice appearance with chrome ringed edge and easy hit circular top target
I expect it will easily last 10+ years for heavy contest use.
You can purchase with or without cable. I found the supplied cable listed
on teh web
page to be too heavy and cumbersome so I installed my own thinner and
very flexible
cable and saved another $6 on the price.
The Gem-V2 will cost you just under $30 including shipping/handling.
Note: Since they normally have a $100 minimum, I requested my switch
as a sample for 60 day evaluation and had it mailed to me at my work
That way you avoid the $100 minimum 
You may also want to check with your contest buddies or club members and 
order enough to meet the $100 minimum order. 
I have no pecuniary interest in Linemaster  Co. Products"
73, Dennis N6KI

On Sat, 1 Jun 2002 13:58:55 -0400 "Nat Heatwole" <nat at ajheatwole.com>
> Has anyone tried the Heil FS-2 footswitch in contesting? It looks 
> like
> it might be easier to key than many of the other footswitches that 
> I
> have seen but I'm wondering what other contesters think. All 
> comments
> would be greatly appreciated.
> 73, Nat, WZ3AR
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Dennis Vernacchia N6KI

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