Re: More paddles and keys ...


Hello Eric,

I look forward to seeing your new key.

I made a short clip of my DIY Dual Lever Paddle and the W8BH Morse Tutor:

Please excuse the poor quality. I am NOT a videographer. ;-D
I had to make a cable for the key using stranded wire and a plug.

It doesn't move around too much. It weighs 3 lb 15 3/4 oz (1805 gm).

More information about the W8BH Morse Tutor can be found at:

Ken, KM4NFQ "Not Fully Qualified"

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 4:49 PM Eric KE6US wrote:

Your key has a great look to it, Ken. I bet it doesn't move around in use either (hi). We might have been forced into a similar solution for the bridge because of simple tools, but it certainly works. For a simpler design, take a look at the Kent single paddle keyer. They use a very different approach for the bridge and bearing. It makes it a lot simpler for those having few metalworking tools. I'm building another LH bug (I only use straight keys) based on it. Here's a rendered drawing I did in Fusion 360 to build from. Most of the major pieces are made and mounted, but I still have a ways to go. I work SLOW.
Eric KE6US

On 11/11/2019 2:22 PM, Ken KM4NFQ wrote:

Eric, yours is a beautifully crafted key! Wow! I am very impressed.

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