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Reviews Categories | Keys & Paddles | Morsekeys by VK2DLF Help


Reviews Summary for Morsekeys by VK2DLF
Morsekeys by VK2DLF Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $220.00
Description: Georg VK2DLF a custom manufacturer of bugs, paddles and straight keys with
superb attention to detail.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.morsekeys.com/
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WB5AGF Rating: 5/5 Sep 12, 2014 11:40 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Product & Support  Time owned: more than 12 months
Friday
12 Sep 2014


Several years ago, after reading N2FQ's review, I contacted Georg (VK2DLF) and ended-up purchasing one of his 'KEY 002' semi-automatic (i.e. of a style similar to the Vibroplex design) models.

Georg's work was close to perfection and his customer support impeccable. (Georg uses a high-strength permanent magnet to modify the oscillation frequency of the semi-automatic key's vibrating arm and on my key the magnet's strength appeared to be slightly too great. When I made mention of my concern to Georg the next thing I knew was that I had a package from him in my mailbox .... he'd shipped me a part with a slightly weaker magnet.)

Paul, WB5AGF
 
N2FQ Rating: 5/5 Mar 13, 2007 08:46 Send this review to a friend
Superb craftmanship  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have a few bugs and recently added to my collection
the Vibroplex 100th Anniversary with jeweled movement.

I came across Georg's website and order his Bugg001 model.
This is hand crafted and it shows the care and quality he puts
into the key. The bug is like the one pictured with blue base,
chromed parts and red finger tips.

The feel is comparable to the 100th Anniversary model and
akin to a 1939 MacKey that I also use. It's a definitive movement
in the sense it is crisp and precise. Very smooth operation
and a joy to adjust.

The key comes with an interesting and ingenious method
to slow down the key, the dot arm can be extended beyond
the damper with screwable extension shafts.

There has been some talk about how to slow down some
bugs and besides the additions of gimmicks, speed tamers,
vari speed, solder, clothes pin, etc,, A study indicates that
increasing the arm's length is another way to slow the
pendulum down.

So this bugs comes with two weights and two extension that can be screwed to the end of the arm. You can use one or both at the same time.
I must say with both extension on and with a weight at that end
the dots are so slow that it's impractical. On the other hand,
without any weights, it's very fast, heck faster than I can send.

Georg worked with me during the making of the key, for
example he offered a hammered looking base, binding post
or a 1/4 jack for connections.

I'm very please with this key and look forward to order a second.

Keys are subjective but you'll won't be dissappointed with this one.
 


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