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Offline BillFoster

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Iambic key
« on: March 08, 2020, 06:37:05 PM »
I am looking at purchasing an iambic key for CW. I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations. Brand names are not important to me, but price is a consideration. A straight key stirs up my carpal tunnel.

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Re: Iambic key
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 09:56:56 AM »
Assuming you're looking for a key, not a keyer (most rigs have them built in) then Vibroplex and Bencher are the usual choices. Many more are available - for a lot of money. And there are some specialized keys, like those that plug into an Elecraft rig's front panel. But I advise staying away from cheap, gimmick keys. My own (key and keyer) are Nye Viking but they are no longer made and can only be found used.

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Re: Iambic key
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 09:03:44 PM »
Thanks exSun. Yes, I was looking for a key, my Yeasu has the built-in keyer. I looked at several  and I ended up purchasing a MFJ from Giga. Nothing fancy, I’ll see how it works.

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Re: Iambic key
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 07:41:04 AM »
Good luck with it! I still fumble with mine every day  :D

One suggestion: pick a mode (A or B) and stick with it. My early keyers were all mode A and I cannot make any use of a mode B keyer.

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Chris