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Reviews Categories | Keys & Paddles | N3ZN KEYS Model ZN-5B Help


Reviews Summary for N3ZN KEYS Model ZN-5B
N3ZN KEYS Model ZN-5B Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $see website for prices
Description: The ZN-5B, iambic paddle, uses a 4 inch diameter brass base and weighs approximately 3 pounds 8 ounces.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.n3znkeys.com
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N1BBR Rating: 5/5 Aug 1, 2009 10:40 Send this review to a friend
Endorphin rush!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
What a totally awesome piece!!!
My fingers have never touched a paddle of this beauty and precision before!

I was weaned on W1AW broadcasts, so Iím a lover of correctly defined cw.
On my first qso with this beautiful piece, I felt like I was sending the most perfect code in my life.
What an endorphin rush!

My xyl couldnít figure out how I could be so excited about it.

I am fortunate enough here to have Tonyís first ZN-5B unit.
I emailed him asking if he would consider making me a unit with a 3 pound base.
This jewel weighs 3 pounds 8 ounces!
Tony installed the standard short fingerpieces on it, but added within the box the longer fingerpieces at no cost, in case I wanted to try them.

The sensitivity will blow you away!
I looked at the contact spacing with an 8 power assemblerís eye-piece and even with magnification I cannot see any contact space. For the life of me, I canít figure out how Tony does it. I donít dare touch its setup, itís so sensitive.

Tony also put my call on the top plate.
The brass is laminated with around 5 coats of clear finish, and it is beautiful.
It was a plug-&-play with my Elecraft K2

I consider the opportunity to get the ZN-5B a real catch.
And Iím totally psyched about having the very first unit.
As you may know, the reality of specialty designed devices for hams is usually brief as the designer will eventually retire.
And then, the really awesome devices become a prized collectorís item.
If you are fortunate enough to get one of Tonyís units, go for it.
 


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