K1EL Winkeyer and Morse Tutor and Begali Intrepid

K1EL Winkeyer USB Kit – why an external keyer? The answer: two outputs for two rigs and no need for an external power supply There are several other reasons for an external keyer – but the #1 answer is convenience. I will be using exactly two rigs for transmit – a NorCal 40A (or sometimes a Red Hot 40) – and an Icom IC-7300….

Begali Intrepid Bug

The Begali Intrepid Bug – its pivot and weights are “backwards” as compared to the Vibroplex This is a novelty key – and a fun one at that. I am playing with it and the Begali CW Machine – another strange but interesting CW toy. More on the CW Machine in a future blog. Its really funny – while I am excited to work…