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Author Topic: QRPGuys Morse Code Paddle Kit Build.  (Read 655 times)

gil

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QRPGuys Morse Code Paddle Kit Build.
« on: February 25, 2017, 09:15:37 AM »

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Re: QRPGuys Morse Code Paddle Kit Build.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 09:58:59 AM »
Hi Gil, nice vid.
It looks like the QRPGuys improved their design.  I built one almost a year ago and it had a smaller base and no jack for the cable.  I had to solder wires directly to the boards.
http://radiopreppers.com/index.php/topic,1090.0.html
For mine I made a larger base so I could attach Velcro to the bottom (Scotch Fastener Extreme -  the really strong stuff) so I could stick it to my clipboard.

The new base extends past the tips of the paddles.  How do you like that?  I made my base a bit smaller.  It seems the larger base might protect the paddles from bending during travel.  I'm just not sure I wouldn't like to get my fingers a bit lower on the paddles.  Either way, I love mine.  Its sponginess takes a little getting used to, but it's small, weights nothing and works quite well.

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Re: QRPGuys Morse Code Paddle Kit Build.
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 10:04:52 AM »
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It looks like the QRPGuys improved their design.  I built one almost a year ago and it had a smaller base and no jack for the cable.

It's a different model and they still offer the one you built. I still have your 3D printed bases waiting for a future build. This one is a bit too wide for my taste. We'll see how it fits on top of my MTR. I plan on sticking some 3M Dual-Lock on the bottom of the base and on my MTR and 1-Watter...

Gil.