more on the Vibroplex


From: Howard Lester (
Date: Tue May 25 1993 - 12:29:23 EDT

A couple of things jkearman's post reminded me of:

1) This Brass Racer is also available with a built-in keyer. That model # is,
   I believe, EK-1.

2) The paddles seem to be closer together than those of the Bencher. Some
   may or may not like that.

3) In the 80's QST reviewed it, and it seemed as if the reviewers didn't
   exactly rave about it, saying that "..once you get used to the feel of
   the magnets, it's pretty good..." or something like that. I think it's a
   lot better than just that.

4) You can set the paddle contacts so close that the paddle becomes
   virtually silent - i.e. no clicks. However, that's a bit TOO close!

5) I bought mine from Radio Works (them "current-balun" folks in VahGINya),
   and it took a week. They have a clever method of packaging their products:
   in a plain brown shopping bag. I wanted to buy directly from Vibroplex in
   Maine, but they were out of stock - the bases had been backordered.

Howard KE7QJ, who loves to hear those little peeps from around the world

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