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CW Stick Paddle – FAQ

If you still have doubts about the validity of our CW Stick Paddle, read below the answers to the most frequent questions we have received so far.

Q. What is the difference between the “standard” version and the “Black & Gold Limited Edition” version?

A. The two keys are identical in terms of circuitry, that is, the difference is the finish, the first green, the second black, and the “touch” metallization, the first tin-plated, the second real gold-plated.

Q. Is it a resistive or capacitive key?

A. It is a resistive key, it works by exploiting the surface resistance of the skin. Extremely dry or hardened skins have a very high surface resistance and may not work well: in this case, moisturize it.

Q. How fast can you use it?

A. It depends on your skills, but in general, in the configuration sold, it works well at least up to 30 WPM or more. If you want to go much faster, above 40 WPM, you need to replace two resistors (currently 10 MOhm) with lower values.

D. Does it need for power?

R. No! The power supply is obtained directly from the “dash” and “dot” signals, there are no batteries that discharge.

Q. Does it work with all radios?

A. Yes, but it depends on the voltages on the “dot” and “dash” lines. In general, 5 V or voltages close to this value must be found on the wires and transmission must take place by grounding (GND) one of these lines.

For any other questions, use the form below. Thanks.

Morse Stick Keyer 2: how to use it!

A new video from TSP S.r.l. shows how to use the “Morse Stick Keyer 2”, the most light and small paddle for telegraphy of the world. The demostration is made using a well know YAESU FT-817. This paddle works very well with other radio too, for example with: FT450D, IC7000, IC7300, TS-480, KX3 and many more.

You can find all the information at the product page. Here below you can find the demo video (please activate the subtitles). Enjoy.

For more information please use the following form.

CW Stick Paddle 2

CW Stick Paddle 2 is a simple and easy to use Morse code keyer thought to be light, small and inexpensive. With respect the previous version, this adds the squeeze mode feature.

It is ideal for portable and QRP operations, in car installations, but also for travelling everywhere you want with your favourite radio.

It doesn’t have mechanical parts, it is totally electronic. And it doesn’t need any battery to work! Use simply your fingers to start operating Morse code with your favourite radio.

It works with all the modern transceivers replacing a normal mechanical 3 wires Morse keyer.

It is available in two versions, the “standard” and the “Black & Gold Limited Edition”, elegant and beautiful !!!

It can be used with FT-450D, FT-817, FT-857, FT-897, IC-706, IC-7000, IC-7300, TS-480, Elecraft KX3, Mountain Topper Radio MTR3B and similar (low voltage (3 – 5 V) on keyer connector).

Technical data:

  • size – 100 x 19 x 3 mm;
  • weight – 6 grs + cable (tot. 30 grs);
  • cable – 60 cm 3 wire;
  • connector – 3,5 mm stereo jack.

Do you like it? Buy one (or more) by pressing one of the following buttons.

Want more information? Please read the FAQ (click here) or please watch these demo videos.

If you have questions please use the following form.

Morse Stick Keyer

Morse Stick is a simple and easy to use Morse code electronic keyer thought to be light, small and inexpensive.

It is ideal for portable and QRP operations, in car installations, but also for travelling everywhere you want with your favourite radio.

It doesn’t have mechanical parts, it is totally electronic. And it doesn’t need any battery to work! Use simply your fingers to start operating Morse code with your favourite radio.

It works with all the modern transceivers replacing a normal mechanical 3 wires Morse keyer.

It can be used with FT-450D, FT-817, FT-857, FT-897, IC-706, IC-7000, IC-7300, TS-480, Elecraft KX3 and similar (low voltage (3 – 5 V) on keyer connector).

Technical data:

  • size – 100 x 19 x 2 mm;
  • weight – 6 grs + cable;
  • cable – 60 cm 3 wire;
  • connector – 3,5 mm stereo jack.

Please watch these demo videos.

This paddle has been replaced with a newer version: please visit https://www.tspelettronica.com/wp/2018/07/28/cw-stick-keyer-2/