I am pondering the possibility of acquiring a single lever paddle, possibly the Bengali Simplex Mono, with the palladium base.

I have always been more comfortable with single lever paddles, and have always used any iambic paddles that I have owned that way. I am not a squeeze keyer.

The Sculpture Mono would be great, but the price tag is too hefty for my wallet. Any of you readers have a recommendation for a good single lever paddle other than Begali? Maybe there’s a good one out there that I am not aware of?

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

5 Responses to “Pondering”

  • Harry K7ZOV:

    I picked up a Bencher ST-1 a few years ago and find it works very well. I am seriously considering ordering A Bushwacker single lever paddle this week. I like the way it looks and I have heard great reports on how it works and feel.

    My only 2 suggestions.

    73 Harry K7ZOV

  • Sid W8SFC:

    Larry, the Bushwacker is an inexpensive way to see if you like the single lever paddle BEFORE you throw beau coup bucks elsewhere!

    73 Sid W8SFC

  • Chuck Heath, K6ZIZ:

    Larry – for much less than a Begali but more than the cost of the Bencher, take a look at . They offer several single-lever models. I’ve been very, very pleased with their ZN-9A iambic paddle for many years. I like squeeze keying – C F K L Q R Y and AR are some of the squeeze letters.
    Cordially, Chuck, K6ZIZ

  • Harry K7ZOV:

    American Morse has another nice looking single lever paddle that I like better then the Bushwacker. It is called the Mini-B. Here is the link to the page http://www.americanmorse.com/minib.htm

    To save you time here is the link to the Bushwacker page.

    Let me (us) know what you think of them when you get a chance to check them out.

    Harry K7ZOV

  • KI5IO:

    Take a look at the VizKey products. Great quality at attractive prices.

    I have Tom’s (VizKey) Camelback that is my prime daily user key.



    Nolan Kienitz
    Plano, TX

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