[CQ-Contest] Foot Switches

Tom Osborne w7why at frontier.com
Thu Aug 29 00:13:24 EDT 2013

Yes - those old dictation machine switches work very well.

I had one here for a long time till it gave up the ghost.  Mine had 2 
switches on it.  It was set up to move the tape forward on 1 side and back 
it up with the other side of the switch.

You could step on the right side to key 1 radio and the left side to key the 
other.  Worked really slick.  Wish I could find another one.  73

Ditto here on old dictating machine switches.  Mine is about 6x8, heavy 
metal, rubber feet, and had a very smooth action.  Besides the relay that 
closes when depressing the pedal, it has one relay that "opens" during that 

Steve, W5KI 

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