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High speed CW and weighting changes.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 20, 2011.

Ultimate Paddles
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gilles Pepin May 14, 2011.

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Feb 10, 2012
Gilles Pepin replied to Rick's discussion Ultimate Paddles
"Hello Chuck No  I hase no video on Youtube, but i can send you a bigger picture an infos to modify your Vibroplex Iambic with pleasure. After the mod you will not recognise your paddle. Only  need a dril and tap so you can use the same…"
May 14, 2011
Imre Forro HA7AP replied to Rick's discussion Ultimate Paddles
"BTW....a friend of mine,  Simon HA5IW  builds keyers which is really fast. The keyer speed is goes up to 100 WPM. Already assembled, and ready for rock and roll…"
May 9, 2011
Imre Forro HA7AP replied to Rick's discussion Ultimate Paddles
"Hi Gil! Try Island keyer II, the speed goes up to 70 WPM, but if you ask Chuck WB9KZY he will custom program the chip for you to 80WPM. I also use this keyer, and I love it. Take a look…"
May 6, 2011
Chuck aa0hw replied to Rick's discussion Ultimate Paddles
"Hi Gil,   Your custom modifications on your Vibroplex are very interesting. Have you made a video for youtube where you talk about your mods and demonstrate the speed enhancements ?   Thanks chuck "
May 4, 2011
Rick replied to Rick's discussion Ultimate Paddles
"Gil, I've been prowling the CW subbands for years and I can honestly say I have never heard too many 60wpm QSOs via paddles, so 65 and 70 plus?? I dont know...........By the way, thanks for the tip on the modified Vibroplex and your comments on…"
May 3, 2011
Gilles Pepin replied to Rick's discussion Ultimate Paddles
"Hello to all QRQCW members. I read that many CW oprs can work up to 70 or 80 WPM with their paddles. I am jammed by my rigs keyers with 60 WPM limit. I would like to buy a keyer with a limit of 70/80 wpm limitation. I would appreciate information on…"
May 3, 2011

Profile Information

Your Call Sign
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
19 years approximately
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
45-70 wpm dependent on the keying characteristics I'm listening to........
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
Bencher BY-1 (not really)
Your favorite cw keyboard
Heath UltraPro
Your favorite cw sending software
Currently none
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
I'm currently running a Yaesu FT-100D with a 260' centre fed zepp (non resonant dipole), I usually run 85 watts.
Your QSK preferences
Basically run semi QSK....
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
Telex procom 100 headphones and I also use a Radio Shack 5" patio speaker for general listening (very mellow)

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 8:51pm on February 4, 2008, Chuck aa0hw said…
Thanks for joining up there RICK !
please feel free to add some input if you like sir...
i am going to try and add some pictures of my gear
and maybe do some short write ups of my favorite
cw gadgets i am just getting to know this site
and have never tried being a webmaster before hihi
so i think it will be a fun adventure to get some great content for qrq ops on here ....
At 5:28pm on August 26, 2008, Nathan, KO6U said…
My first keyboard was a Heath UltraPro...unfortunately I sold it.

Great keyboard - still used by a few ops I know.

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