The K1EL Practice Keyer – the PS2B (minus the built in circuit board paddle)
K1EL has several excellent PIC processor based Keyers, and they fill some niche gap areas in ham radio.
One thing that I like – they handle paddles as well as bugs.
The very cool Begali Intrepid Bug / Paddle
I have the hybrid Bug / Paddle – the Begali Intrepid, and another 100% bug and work of art is an Alberto Frattini J36
Alberto Frattini J-36 Bug
At the beginning of the year I proclaimed that I would invest more time getting my CW chops back – I was quite good as a teen, but when I got back into Ham Radio in 2001 its been nothing but 599 TU plus the call sign exchange – which is pretty pathetic, actually.
I’m seeing that I will be one of the last of an era to keep old tube rigs on the air, old bugs on the air, etc. Because I love “living history” (and way more than just radio), this suits me just fine.