It’s Back! Let’s call this the TBP. It’s the same with some improvements, mostly in the lever carrier, finger pieces and bottom cover plate.
This is the third version of this key. It’s a great addition to the go bag and with the station base it’s very much at home in the shack as well. You’ll love the action and the look of this very unique Torsion Bar key. It excels as a cootie or paddle.
Pictures are showing my prototype with a brass base, but all new keys will have a solid stainless steel base.
For portable use, you simply unscrew the station base and the cover plate stored in the bottom of the station base, remove the feet and use them to attach the cover plate to the bottom of the key. That protects the wiring and also allows you to keep the key stable while sending. This key is VERY stable on the desk without taking up a lot of room. The following is a quote from Richard-W4RQ. This key uses the same action as the “Fat Boy”.
It features a patent pending design that brings a whole new way of sending CW using my unique torsion/lever system.
The key base is milled out of a solid block of Aluminum. The control lever “carrier” is brass and the finger pieces are made of rare woods with my signature Mother-Of-Pearl dot on each side. Station base and lever carrier are brass and the lever and posts are brushed/polished. Adjustment screws are custom made and are 10-32 fine thread Brass. The contact strip is nickel silver and provides a quieting mechanism that makes the key virtually silent while in use.
Dimensions with Station Base are 3″W x 5″L x 2.5H. Total Weight 1.6 pounds. Weight without the station base is only 9 oz.
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Price Including the stainless station base is $225 + $12.85 USPS Priority Mail