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Reviews Summary for Ameco K-4
Ameco K-4 Reviews: 12 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $16.95
Description: High quality key with polished brass base, shorting bar, 1/8" silver contacts. Easily adjustable contact spacing and spring tension. Ball bearing design.
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N4MJG Rating: 5/5 Jun 17, 2003 00:54 Send this review to a friend
Good Keys for beginners  Time owned: more than 12 months
i brought my last year and still learning everyday,so holey to pass my test soon.gave it a try u be happpy if u did !

N2KZ Rating: 5/5 Jun 16, 2003 22:40 Send this review to a friend
A wonderful basic key  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Ameco K-4 is a classic gem. It is a basic straight key featuring a clean, simple, all-metal design complete with ball-bearing pivots. The K-4s action is smooth and easy. It is impossible to wear out. I own a K-4 that was bought in the mid 1960s that still shines. The K-4 is the three speed manual shift of the world of Morse. It is a no-frills workhorse and a remarkable best buy. I can send up to 20 wpm with my K-4 without fatigue. It requires no batteries, keyer or electronic adjustment. It is perfect for Field Day and everyday operation. I teach Morse Code in classes and over-the-air. I suggest this key to all of my students. The K-4s shorting bar allows you to tune up without holding down your key. One word of caution: Don't try to remove the actuator. It is very difficult to replace the ball bearings properly if they fall out! Highly recommended to beginners and seasoned fists. It may be the only key you ever really need! Let your fist have some fun and try a K-4! (The K-4 is the brass key on the left side of the picture. The bakelite K-1 is the key on the right.)
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