[CQ-Contest] Foot switches ?

Tad Danley tdanley at suddenlink.net
Sun Sep 1 13:27:17 EDT 2013

They are designed for controlling industrial equipment, Mark, but they 
work so well Motorola, GE and RCA used them in communications centers 
for dispatchers.  The first ones I ever saw were in a busy taxi dispatch 
center in Pittsburgh, PA.  My 642-S will switch 20 amps at 250 volts.  I 
don't believe they make a wireless version.


Tad Danley, K3TD

On 9/1/2013 10:03 AM, Mark Beckwith wrote:
> W5OV said:
>> Another vote for the clipper switch!
>> http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1810
> Judging by the photo, are they wireless?  That could be a plus :-)
> Seriously, I did not know there was a footswitch actually designed and 
> manufactured for radio operators.  I'm inclined to think this is 
> probably a really good choice, although I never have used one to my 
> knowledge.
> Recently, as my footswitches have all broken after 40+ years of 
> service (I bought three from C&H Surplus in Pasadena when I was, like, 
> 14 years old and have pounded the tar out of them ever since), I have 
> been replacing them with Yamaha FC-5 "sustain pedals" which are really 
> footswitches in disguise. You can find them on eBay for $5-$15 all the 
> time.
> Enter this string: "yamaha fc-5 sustain pedal"
> Mark, N5OT
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