29 Jun 2011

Shack Addition

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Latest addition to the shack here is a Begali Key – Twin Paddle Iambic and  although not THE most expensive option available it will do me very nicely thank you.

It has a firm feel about it, but I have set it for a light touch – and with my new found sending speeds I rate it better than my Bencher BY2 – I think this is a lovely Key.

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8 comments:

  1. Hi Peter, I never use a lambic keyer, is it a much more different technique? 73 Paul

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  2. Hello Paul
    Not sure what your using - I have always used Iambic (Squeeze)... self completing characters - hard to explain - if you squeeze the keys together it sends -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- so characters like C Q K for example would be self completing - you have to be aware of the timing factor - not a very good explanation ;-) but there are certain characters you can send by squeezing the paddles so you dont have to send every Dit and Dah
    (That was a poor Explanation) Paul Sorry !!

    Anyway it's better than my Bencher - Smooth !

    73'

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  3. PAUL PC4T !
    CHECK THIS LINK FOR DESCRIPTION OF IAMBIC KEYING

    http://www.morsex.com/pubs/iambicmyth.pdf

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  4. Good afternoon Paul, I will say that is an excellent choice for sure. I too had a bencher key and went to the Begali contour. I like the weight of the keys and how they are built. I have the magnetic return and it is just amazing to use. Very very smooth.

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  5. Hi Mike:

    I chose this one (Not TOO expensive) - she's smooth alright, this one has spring tension - I have it set fine but it feels solid - Very Nice...

    73'

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  6. First sorry for calling you Paul......old age moment.....Peter I agree the spring tension Bagali is also very excellent. It was the spring tension Bagali I first tried and was hooked on getting one of these keys. I know you will not be disappointed.

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  7. Beautiful Key.... hope to own one of these someday.

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  8. Hi Guys thanks for the comments - I have just acquired At least temporarily) a Profi key - by Schurr - more precision German Craftsmanship - Gold plated nice and firm and heavy but the paddles are light and crisp - I 'll put some photos up on here later - pity i'll need to return it to my good friend Rob ;-) it wud be a keeper for sure.

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