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Author Topic: Best Begalli key  (Read 22200 times)
WA6KYR
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2014, 12:53:18 PM »

Hi
I am thinking that either the HST single lever or Sculptured Mono single lever is the best for me.  So which is the best other than  beauty?
Fun topic,  whether I can afford it or not is another question.
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K8AG
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2014, 12:58:40 PM »

I have a Simplex.  I had a different set of paddles and could never quite make them work.  I didn't use paddles, only a straight key, for 30 years.  Then one time I noticed that I was keying properly but the contacts were not making  the circuit.  My XYL got me the Simplex.  Within 10 minutes it was my goto CW device.  Very nice right out of the box.

73, JP, K8AG
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N4DSP
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2014, 01:26:16 PM »

Begali Intrepid
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AD5X
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2014, 02:20:15 PM »

I've had a Begali Sculpture for about 2-years.  I can't imagine ever using anything else from now on.
Phil - AD5X
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PA0WV
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2014, 05:41:01 AM »

Ask Begalli what the best key is.

I suppose his answer is the keyname  with the highest ratio of selling price to production cost with Chinese labor prices.

However danger is that you  got the name of the keys which are in stock and selling the worst way.

When you ask me such a question: MY KEY IS TE BEST.

Just like wine, you get used to a taste, so just trying a  sample of another brand is normally not successfull.

PD3TRU used a Kent straight key, he managed to work it at over 30 wpm. I have never used a Kent straight key but a Junker is my most expensive key bought new for 15 bucks.
I advised him a Junker. He bought one and reported his speed was 25% lower on that key. I felt ashamed.
However nowadays he is better on the Junker than he ever was on the Kent.

So guys don't ever ask "Has spinach a better taste then apple sauce?"
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WA6KYR
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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2014, 06:56:48 PM »

yes but it is fun to ask
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WB2KSP
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2014, 05:47:03 AM »

I've owned the Begali Signature paddle long enough to be able to say that it's the key for people who love CW. If you're new to CW then the quality of the Begali might be lost to you. If you're a CW person the difference is immediately apparent. Prior to the Signature I had used a Bencher BY-2 for years and it is a very good key but the Begali is many steps up from the Bencher, and it's easy to set up and doesn't require readjustment no matter how long you use it.

Here's a picture of my Signature:

http://files.qrz.com/p/wb2ksp/DSCN1878a.jpg
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WA6KYR
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2014, 10:46:48 AM »

I do own a Signature key and was thinking of getting something new from Begali.
The Signature is a very precise instrument.   I have never mastered the iambic feature of this key,  so I am may give either the HST or Sculptured Mono a try.  Too bad there is no store around here to try them out.    I may even decide they are out of price range.  We shall see.
  Richard   
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KI6LZ
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2014, 12:04:07 PM »

Just remember that your Begali paddle is not complete without a Gucci handbag or Armani blazer. Need to look cool too. Cool
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2014, 06:43:33 PM »

Look at the price tag; the best key has to be the most expensive one. Roll Eyes
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WA6KYR
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2014, 07:02:14 PM »

 I found lunch bags at Target work for some equipment.  Not Gucci though.
Tarzhay
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2014, 05:55:28 PM »

I have 2 Bengalis. Simplex mono and Graciella.  Beautiful keys but I use a n3zn SLR.  After I bought that key I stopped looking.

73.
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KE6EE
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2014, 09:58:53 PM »

I have 2 Bengalis. Simplex mono and Graciella.  Beautiful keys but I use a n3zn SLR.  After I bought that key I stopped looking.
73.

The writer Rabindranath Tagore, the spiritual guru Vivekananda, the pacifist philosopher Amartya Sen, the film director Satyajit Ray and the sitar player Ravi Shankar are all Bengalis. They resent very much being slapped around by cw ops. Begali telegraph keys, on the other hand, quite like it.  Grin Grin
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2014, 03:14:57 PM »

I guess I was thinking of the beer.  hehehe caught Smiley

73
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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2014, 03:24:18 PM »

I guess I was thinking of the beer.  hehehe caught Smiley
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That's one Bengali I didn't think of and I'll certainly drink to that!  Cheesy
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