[CQ-Contest] Foot switch recommendations

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Mar 30 03:49:47 PDT 2010

I use a footswitch from a dictating machine (remember those?) that I 
found in a secondhand store.  I'm not using them all, but it actually 
has three switches, one in the middle and one on each side.  I 
paralleled them to make sure I could always at least find PTT.  Cost me 
$5 I believe, and it is made of die-cast metal.  It will surely outlast me.

73, Pete N4ZR

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On 3/29/2010 9:25 PM, Mark Bailey wrote:
> Yes.  It's not as comfortable with no shoes, but the Boss FS5-U is well made.  I don't like the Heil.
> Check music stores...
> 73,
> Mark, KD4D
> "Ryan Jairam"<rjairam at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I need to buy a foot switch.  One handed logging isn't cutting it
>> anymore and is cutting into my rate.
>> Most ham radio stores have the choice of the Heil or the MFJ foot pedals.
>> Is that really the only two choices we have?  I have a heil headset
>> and it has not impressed me with its build quality.  Therefore I'm a
>> bit reluctant to buy another Heil product.
>> Anyone has any recommendations? What do you guys use?
>> Ryan, N2RJ
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