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Reviews Summary for DK1WE Mini-Squeezekey
DK1WE Mini-Squeezekey Reviews: 5 Average rating: 4.4/5 MSRP: $48 Euro
Description: Handmade mini precision Paddlesqueeze
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OK1RP Rating: 4/5 Apr 5, 2016 05:59 Send this review to a friend
Great idea!  Time owned: more than 12 months
It is great idea to use diagonal paddle levers arrangement.

Even although this design looks peculiar I was really surprised how comfortable the operation is at 30wpm. The diagonal reclined paddles levers allows to use it even with fat fingers. The nice feature is that you can use single paddle very comfortably like pump key if you have not the keyer inside of radio.

The adjustment of the little bolt/nut and screw for each paddle is a bit tricky but when you will find the right setting for your preferences then it works fine.

Also the problem for fixed operation is its weight as it is really lightweight but I understand that it is designed for portable operation and weight is key.

The contacts are silver coated, levers are made from brass and some corossion is visible after years of heavy usage outside because of moisture. Anodised aluminium is used for the main frame.

The paddle is delivered with cable and jack 3.5mm, sticky mat.

If you are looking for really small, lightweight paddle to have it everywhere you are in shirt pocket for undemanding operation (like SOTA etc.) then you will not make a mistake with this paddle.

73 - Petr, OK1RP
ON6AB Rating: 5/5 Feb 1, 2012 16:29 Send this review to a friend
Good key  Time owned: more than 12 months
What can you expect from a key this small, simple and cheap? Not much more than this mini-squeezer has to offer I guess.
Mine is 8 years old, looks as new (with a little care now and then) is easy to adjust (with the right tools) and surprize-surprize: you can send decent CW with it on reasonalbe speeds. Good fun!
I glued it to the side of my keyboard, on a little base-plate. Always ready when you need it and never in the way.
DL7ISA Rating: 3/5 Oct 1, 2009 21:28 Send this review to a friend
Tiny Cute when new but . . .  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Paddles are not precise, it is very difficult to adjust the little bolt and Nut and Screw for each the Paddle, either the Lift of the Key is to long or the Paddle is permanently keyed down and closed. The Holes in the Paddles are to big for the Screws, they become shaky, that's a Problem more for the Adjustment. What makes the difficult Adjustment annoying, is the Adjustment does not last long, it again and again takes some time to adjust the Paddles in a Way they don't make key clicks. However, If the Adjustment is done, the Key works fine.

When it was new the color of the Paddles were golden, now after using them they look yellow black, not a very nice look but thats the lesser Issue.

I am to slow in CW to have QSOs with for most Hams and made only a few QSOs in CW but it was exciting to make Hands speak :)
DJ6ZM Rating: 5/5 Jun 14, 2005 02:59 Send this review to a friend
5.5  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Genial Idea!

Ingenious idea! The diagonal arrangement offers the unique opportunity to give both in the conventional giving technology horizontal and only with two fingers (showing and middle finger) vertically. Since I am exclusive in cw qrv, it was to be learned to give a challenge with two of paddle vertically. The large advantage thereby is that with the pressure from above the paddle cannot to slip and thus weight problems or unnecessary second hand hold, ideally for on the way, outdoor or portable operation. In addition straight is very ergonomic with the Squeesen the vertical movement. However the necessary learning expenditure is clearly larger than in the case of the conversion from right on left. But who places itself gladly to mental efforts with a fascinating giving technology. With me the conversion has to come with daily of a half hour 4 weeks smoked over on 40 WPM.

For the price one otherwise hardly receives a paddle, therefore there is no point departure for the execution also, although I improved two things:
1) during the contact adjustment the holding screws separate there I these with a screw varnish stuck.
2) the stability was improved clearly on the lower surface with a slide-restraining rubber mat. On a smooth basement, how withstands glass plate or CD disk the paddle of now even horizontal movement.

This translation is made with a help of google-tools. Please excuse the errors developed from it.

DM7IC Rating: 5/5 Mar 16, 2004 02:11 Send this review to a friend
Needfull Things  Time owned: more than 12 months
Its more than a year ago, I bought that little Squeeze Key /Squeeky" in Friedrichshafen on the Hamradio from the wife of DK1WE for 48 Euro. It isnt small like a stamp like over here in Germany but it is smaller than any other Squeezkey I have ever seen on the Market, that makes the key little and sweet.

"Squeeky" is a precise and comfortable Key: I reduced the gap of the paddles once so much, there was realy no feel of any gap. With only a lightly touch I could send a dot or a dash. I love that when operating in CW.

Since about 3 Months that above mentioned precise adjustment of the left paddle (dash) is impossible :(, but thats my own fault: In a Try for a much better Adjustment I bend the left paddle to forcefull..

What I dislike is the changing of the paddles: They were golden when I bought the key and now they are mat and spoted brown but that is totaly irrelevant to the Functions.

I mean this Key makes the worth to give a 4.5, rounded that makes 5.

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