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Sunflower:
http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-001229
Thanks to KC9TNH for sending this pic of a practice oscillitor. I was looking at buying something totally different looking - something in a box.

I posting this on a open thread in case others would like to chim in with opinions on which Practice Oscillators to consider.

Keep in mind I am not a "smart phone" kind of person. Still have a rotary dial in the home.

cockpitbob:
I've used that oscillator and it's fine.  Great for getting started.  And, you can easily wire a plug to it and use it as a straight key with your radio.

gil:
You have to decide if you want to go with a straight key or a paddle... I went with an paddle because most radios these days have built-in iambic keyers and I can output cleaner and faster code with a paddle... Try both, see what you like best...

Gil.

gil:
Tess, PM me your address, I will send you one I have here which I no longer use..

Gil.

KC9TNH:

--- Quote from: gil on October 10, 2012, 04:57:54 PM ---You have to decide if you want to go with a straight key or a paddle... I went with an paddle because most radios these days have built-in iambic keyers and I can output cleaner and faster code with a paddle... Try both, see what you like best...

Gil.

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Great idea (and kudos to your generous offer to Tess). My initial reason for adding the '61 Vibroplex next to the old J-37 was that some evenings my wrist didn't want to make that motion (yeah, some days I mouse alot). Using that different motion let me play when I otherwise might be on the DL. (Besides it's hard to resist a Rube Goldberg lookin' thing with chrome and lots of screws, springs & levers.)

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