[CQ-Contest] Keyboard for Contesting

Bill Parry bparry at rgv.rr.com
Tue Mar 27 12:24:02 PDT 2012

You know Pete, I was watching one of those infomercials yesterday on TV and
they were advertising a keyboard with pretty big keys and the letters on the
keys were much larger.  I was thinking that it might be just the thing for
me. I didn't order it or write the information down but I wonder if anyone
has seen something like this from a more "reputable" source. (You're not the
only one with fat fingers!)

Bill W5VX

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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:52 AM
To: CQ Contest
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Keyboard for Contesting

I know this subject has been covered before, but the market moves so rapidly
that data more than a year old is apt to be obsolete.

Here's my problem.  I just got a new Dell computer for the shack.  I am a
hunt and peck typist with a high fat-finger rate.  The previous keyboard had
nicely separated keytops, while the new one is much more like a laptop.  As
a consequence, my error rate is way up.  I can't use the old keyboard
because it was PS/2, and my KVM switch doesn't recognize it with an adapter.

What I'm looking for is recommendations for a wired or wireless USB keyboard
that has widely separated keys like an 8-year-old Dell.  Please drop me a
note off the reflector, and I'll summarize the responses I get.


73, Pete N4ZR
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