We get lots of requests for fun, easy kits that anyone can build at minimal cost. That is what drove the development of the PaddleStick. It takes about 1/2 hour to build and and when done you have a fun little accessory that you can use to practice Morse code without having to buy an expensive paddle set. A touch paddle is built into the PC board and it's coupled to an on-board keyer chip utilizing our powerful K16 keyer core. This is the same core goes into all our new kits. It is more than a toy though, you can add a speed pot and four pushbuttons to add even more power.
Each kit comes with all board parts and also includes right angle mounting brackets. Some folks just mount PaddleStick to a board with a single pushbutton switch, others have incorporated it inside their homebrew radio, while others have created a customized enclosure. The design includes an on board voltage regulator so you can power it from any 6 to 15 volt power source, a 9 volt battery also works great. Included is an on board sidetone speaker so you can hear what you are sending with an adjustable sidetone frequency. An on board output driver allows you to key your transceiver directly with just a keying cable. The K16 keyer IC can be bypassed if you want to use your PaddleStick just as a touch paddle.