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Collecting and Refurbishing Telegraphy Equipment.

Operating portable QRP from all over the world.

Telling tall tales to all those who will listen.

Combining woodworking with Ham Radio


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Here's how they're made: 
First, a block is selected and strips are cut from it, with the grain.

Second, the strips are sanded smooth, and shapes are traced for the jigsaw.

Third, the shapes are finish sanded on a belt sander, and then hand sanded to fine finish for varnishing.

Next, the finish coat:

Ready for your key !

Builder, Homebrewer, Experimenter, & Low Power Enthusiast.  MIQRP Member #1504,NAQCC #1444,FP #1419, QRP-ARCI Member #12521. 
Other projects include: Solar charge controller, 2N2222 Xcvr by Jim Kortage, SWL40+, Elecraft K1 & K2 and various QRP antenna projects.


                                            The following pictures are of : Vibro-keyer with Af. Padouc  paddles.               A “Chrome Warrior” with Chote Cok  paddle ends.

                                            P2  Iambic key with African Padouc paddles.                                                   Homebrew Iambic with Rosewood paddles.

                                            Vibroplex single lever key with “Tiger” maple finger pieces.                         Zach Iambic with Norway Maple Paddles.

                                            Elecraft K1 and keys with “tiger maple” paddles.                                               Bencher with Tulipwood paddles.           

                                            Vibroplex Iambic with Chote Cok paddles.                                                   Homebrew bug with Hickory paddles.

                                            Tuning Knob inserts for K1 and K2 rigs.                                                        Vibro-keyer with Tulipwood paddles.


The following are links to articles written by me that were published in radio magazines:

Going Full Circle
The Magic of Radio
Remembering Field Day
QSL Cards
Quest for the Perfect Key


No longer making these finger pieces commercially. These will continue to be       offered as prizes in the NAQCC monthly sprints.  Thank you.


Gregg Mulder
7251 Saratoga Way
Dimondale, MI  48821

(517) 646-6257

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If you have any questions or ideas.

73’s es gud DX

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Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club
Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club

Michael Volz  W2NRL