The Begali Sculpture Mono: A True Masterpiece

The Begali Sculpture Mono – my favorite key in the 46 years that I have been a Ham Radio Operator

One of the coolest things that happened to me this year was finding out totally by accident that a single lever mono key just fits like a glove with my “percussive” CW sending. I initially thought that the Begali HST III was THE key for me, but also ordered the Sculpture Mono, and it has risen to the top of my list of favorite keys in the last 46 years.

I love the Begali Sculpture Mono – it is prominently displayed on my QSL card . . .

Note the KX-3 right behind the Sculpture Mono – the Elecraft KX-3 is my favorite “spartan” Ham Rig ever. Nothing comes close – not even the KX-2. Here is the Begali web site – warning – there are too many masterpiece keys – its an amazing array of fantastic products:

I had some of the best years of my life chasing the ARRL DXCC Honor Roll, but I must say the latest chapter – first stumbling through the “Vintage Radio” forest and landing at the port of QRP has brought back to life the fun and excitement I experienced with QRO from 2013 – 2016 (2016 being my last ATNO – VK0EK).

Its been 3 years since VK0EK, so I guess I have been kind of “searching” for 3 years, but I now have a clear new course charted, so that’s pretty durn cool. Just trying new stuff – even if its old stuff has opened up the skies and made things clear – hi hi.

My “arrival” at this Free Range QRP CW DX 300″ pursuit is my own “fabrication”. Its a fake “award”, but real fun. The Begali Sculpture Mono and KX-3 (and UrbanBeam for that matter) and critical parts to this equation.


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