ARRL has partnered with Begali Keys of Italy to produce a precision-engineered, personalized limited-edition keyer paddle. Handsomely sculpted by designerPietro Begali, I2RTF, the paddle features AISI 304 stainless steel for all fixed components. Contacts are solid 925/1000 silver — not plated. Each key will be engraved with the ARRL and Begali logos and personalized with your call sign and a unique serial number! (Zeros will appear as Ø.)
The lightweight, carved aluminum paddles, with a 1:1 leverage ratio, are anodized in black. The bottom of the base includes a rubber anti-skid ring to prevent the paddle from slipping on your operating desk. Four rubber feet are included, which may be installed into pre-drilled holes, if desired.
Each unit also includes:
- Feeler gauge (0.03 mm) to set the contact spacing
- Microfiber optical cleaning cloth
- Plastic dust cover
- Cable with 1/8-inch jack
If desired, ownership and serial numbers will be published in the online ARRL Begali Key Owner Registry.
The key is $499.95, including shipping and handling. The retail price will be reevaluated from month to month and is subject to change due to fluctuations in international currency exchange rates. Orders placed each month will be manufactured in the following month. Allow up to 60 days for delivery.
Visit the ARRL Online Store to order your ARRL Begali Key.