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How about New skcc official key ?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:56 pm
by ab6oj
How about another batch of official straight key ?
There are many new member joined since last delivery.

The Official fairly means that each member must have a chance to aquire the one once al least.

Re: How about New skcc official key ?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:09 pm
by W2BLC
The last SKCC key was a fine long-arm style straight key - of amazing operational design. Sadly, it is no longer in production and the company holding the production rights appears to have little interest in producing same again. I am sure it is a profit related business decision - after-all, CW is a niche market and straight keys are only a small part of that niche.

Perhaps a more solid manufacturer, with a history in Morse code related equipment production, could be successfully approached. Vibroplex comes to mind.

Vibroplex has a recent history of producing some mighty fine looking keys of top-notch operation, yet nostalgic appearing. Personally, I am really impressed with beautiful black bases with gold pin-stripping.

Check my website at http://www.radiotelegraphy.net/

Bill W2BLC

Re: How about New skcc official key ?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:13 am
by n3pdt
I'd snap up an SKCC version of that 100th Anniversary Vibroplex Original in a heartbeat.

Doug N3PDT
6861T

Re: How about New skcc official key ?

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:28 pm
by ke4ke
I would be interested. The price of the previous key was good. There have been several key manufacturers stop production recently. Perhaps one of them could be persuaded to donate the rights to one of their now unavailable designs?

Tim
KE4KE