[CQ-Contest] Foot switches ?

Joe nss at mwt.net
Wed Aug 28 14:41:21 EDT 2013

The only problem I have with Any foot switch is that it takes too little 
force to activate it, so I have to either tighten the lifting muscle in 
the shins to keep from activating the switch or have the switch like at 
the side near the ball of the foot and use it in a rolling action with 
most of the weight of the foot resting on the floor..

Joe wb9sbd
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
On 8/28/2013 11:24 AM, Tom Horton wrote:
> For years I used an old j-38 key mounted on a piece of 1/4 plywood. Also have used a home made switch with two pieces of aluminum and a spring, $3.00 footswitch found a most any ham swapmeet, a sewing machine foot switch and one of the best things I ever had was mounting a footswitch to the side of the cubbyhole of my desk and using it as a "knee" switch. It never slipped away.
> 73 and happy footswitching...
>   tom K5IID
> There is no joy in Mudville!
> K5IID Tom Horton  Hillsboro, TX
> E sorter for ARRL W5 bureau
> Same call for 57 years!
> ________________________________
>   From: Charlie Gallo <Charlie at TheGallos.com>
> To: Katsuhiro Kondou <kondou at voyackey.net>
> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com; kh6lc at hotmail.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Foot switches ?
> On 8/28/2013 Katsuhiro Kondou wrote:
>> This is what I've been using since last year's CQWW SSB at V26B.
>> http://files.qrz.com/m/jh5ghm/CIMG8305.JPG
> Nice looking - could probably sell an article to say "Machinist Workshop" here in the USA - they do short articles on simple items

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