Re: single paddle or dual paddle

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From: Al Gritzmacher (ae2t@arrl.net)
Date: Tue Jul 27 1999 - 02:37:59 EDT


On 26 Jul 99, at 19:03, Michael - N4NMR wrote:

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> I'd appreciate some comments from the experienced group here:
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> What are the advantages vs disadvantages of single paddle key (not
> straight key) vs dual paddle key? Why would I choose one over the
> other? If it is all just preference, are there any special
> characteristics one has that the other has.
>
> Now, I know you folks are reticent to state your opinion <grin>, but
> .....
>
The main advantage of the single lever paddle is it doesn't send
'iambicly' with a keyer that supports it.

The main disadvantage of the single lever paddle is it can't send
'iambicly' with a keyer that supports it.

;-)

A dual-lever paddle can be used both with a non-iambic keyer and
with an iambic keyer, but as if it were a single lever.

If you're not sure which to get, or if you will ever master iambic
keying, get dual levers.

> TIA
>
>
>

You're welcome!
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