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Reviews Categories | Keys & Paddles | QRPGuys Iambic Mini Paddle (KIT) Help


Reviews Summary for QRPGuys Iambic Mini Paddle (KIT)
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $15 plus shipping
Description: The QRPGuys Iambic Paddle will allow you to mount this paddle directly to the front or side of your existing chassis. It is only 1.75W x 2.25L x .62H and at .65 oz. (18 grams), it is light weight and ideal for portable or field operations. You construct it from the individually routed PCB pieces, and after soldering forms a strong mechanical assembly. All the electrical circuitry is embedded into the pieces and forms the needed connections upon assembly. The paddle is a dual lever design with all stainless steel levers and contact hardware.
Product is in production.
More info: http://qrpguys.apps-1and1.com/iambic_mini__paddle
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NW9T Rating: 5/5 May 21, 2017 21:08 Send this review to a friend
Works Well  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
First of all be aware this is a KIT, it's a bag full of parts, that you need to assemble. They give a difficulty rating of 4 out of 5 to assemble this kit. The 4 pieces of PC Board that need to be soldered together need fairly accurate attention to measurements to make sure everything lines up correctly. Many of the mechanical parts such as screws, washers, nuts, etc are VERY TINY, and there are times you'll wish you had an extra pair of arms/hands to keep everything from falling apart as you assemble it. However I did it and very happy with the results, so it can be done! Basically take your time, measure twice before doing anything and take your time. It's not something you'll toss together in an hour or less, plan on at least a few hours. It's designed to be mounted to the case of your radio. I'll be using mine with several different radios so mounted it to it's own box, which also holds an electronic keyer I built.

They also have suggestions of how to modify it, such as if the paddle leafs are too light of a touch, you can using thicker metal, or the size and shape of the contact washer can be changed for different feels or reactions. In my opinion it's worth the small investment and it's light weight adds to the portability of a QRP rig being used in the field.

Visit the page in the link above and near the bottom you will see a link to "Click Here For The Assembly Manual", click on that. That is the manual you'll use to assemble this kit. Look it over and make sure it's something you can handle before ordering the kit, to save you from any frustration or disappointments.
 


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