Ron Smith
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  • Sun City West, AZ
  • United States

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"This is a 1972 just refurbished, really a slick key.  Installed all new jewels and movement."
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1966 Jeweled Movement

"Another wonderful Vibrokeyer that has gotten it's 2nd life, sure hope someone puts it back on the air!"
Jan 31
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1968 Non-Jewel Movement

"I really enjoy taking these keys that have been abused and making them useful once more. I do it so someone will buy them and put them back on the air, this one lives once again."
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"Very nice key, beautiful."
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"Hope this finds everyone healthy and happy in 2018 HNY from Arizona."
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"Just picked this VibroKeyer up, 1966 model and very good shape."
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"Almost time for another new year. Hpe this finds everyone well and enjoying the family, happy holidays from Arizona."
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Your Call Sign
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
Been ham 31 years, been working on my sending and copy that long. Just now really starting to hear words and learning not to get upset when I miss something, making Morse so much more fun for me.
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
45 right now
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
Vibroplex Vibrokeyer single paddle with jeweled movement
Your favorite cw keyboard
Not using a keyboard or computer for copy at all. Don't want to take the work and pleasure of accomplishing something away.
Your favorite cw sending software
My favorite cw sending is via the Key, not interested in software to send.
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
IC-7600 along with a 3 element yagi 10-15-20 500 Watts, Ameritron AL-811H, and a Yaesu FL-2100B Amplifiers. Other antennas are a
shunt fed 160 sloper and a vertical with radials.
Your QSK preferences
My rig is good up to about 50 wpm QSK...
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
Using Heil Proset 3
What has been your most effective way of training practice, to copy and send qrq cw
On the air QSO's and getting in some contests. Really enjoy listening to some outstanding QRQ ops and just trying to copy in my head and once in awhile I jump in and find out I still need lots of work. But you know it's fun and I am not afraid to do it.

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 7:16pm on June 9, 2015, Gilles Pepin said…

Hello Ron

I like the Begali Signature very much.

It is well worth the money.

It can be recommended.

Good luck


At 9:50pm on June 11, 2015, Paul E. Genaw said…
I think the Signature is over rated
it will not keep its tension or spacing

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