Now featuring hand finished lexan finger pieces with laser etched W1SFR in morse.
As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the cootie key or sideswiper. I’ve been using one for years and all of my keys can easily be used as either a paddle or cootie.
Knowing that cootie keys are not the most popular way of sending CW, I’ve set out to produce a key that is wired as a paddle but is equally at home as a cootie, and most of all, it’s very affordable. It features my exclusive Torsion Bar action and unique laser cut lexan finger pieces with W1SFR cutouts.
If you want plain finger pieces, that’s fine. Just let me know when you order!
With a simple stereo to mono adapter or by simply shorting the contacts underneath, you can switch back and forth from a classic paddle to a cootie quickly and easily. The key is fine brushed brass with a stainless steel base and has enough mass (even though it only has a footprint of 3″x3″) to stay put during use thanks to the rubber feet. A 3.5mm cable is included as well as a stereo to mono adapter.
Handmade with great care, this key will last a lifetime.
Typical waiting time is 2 weeks. Keys are sent via USPS Priority Mail and professionally packed to ensure safe delivery.
Here’s a video of my first version of this key. It doesn’t show the new finger pieces or the stainless base seen above in the photos.
TBCP (Torsion Bar Cootie/Paddle) $168 + $12.50 USPS Priority Mail Shipping