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Elecraft's HexKey

Greg Bohning At Gmail
Is the special edition HexKey still available ?

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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

Iain MacDonnell - N6ML-2
On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM, Greg Bohning At Gmail
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> Is the special edition HexKey still available ?

Nope; http://elecraft.365791.n2.nabble.com/Elecraft-magnetic-Hex-Key-td7576029.html

I have one that I might be willing to sell, but I'm not in a hurry to
do so ... maybe it's a "collector's item" now? ;)

73,

     ~iain / N6ML
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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

Scott Manthe-2
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Greg,
My understanding is that the Elecraft Hex Key has been discontinued.

73,
Scott, N9AA


On 7/22/13 12:00 AM, Greg Bohning At Gmail wrote:
> Is the special edition HexKey still available ?
>
> Regards ,
> Greg W6atb
>
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> 877 477-4736
>

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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

KE8G
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Hi Greg,
Unfortunately, no.  Elecraft no longer offers it through their business.  I was in the same boat a couple of weeks ago, as I wanted a second one; since I now am set up to run remotely.  This way, both set of paddles would have the same feel to them & I wouldn't have to  lug the one set across the country!

I found that the place with a decent price is HRO... $220 with free shipping.  

73 de Jim - KE8G



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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

Michael Babineau-2
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You can still get the same key, but  with a Bencher logo,  directly from Bencher.

Michael VE3WMB


>Subject: [Elecraft] Elecraft's HexKey


>Is the special edition HexKey still available ?

>Regards ,
>Greg W6atb

>Via iPhone
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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

KE8G
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That is correct, but the cost is $325, as compared to HRO's price of $220; including free shipping.

73 de Jim - KE8G


---- Michael Babineau <[hidden email]> wrote:

> You can still get the same key, but  with a Bencher logo,  directly from Bencher.
>
> Michael VE3WMB
>
>
> >Subject: [Elecraft] Elecraft's HexKey
>
>
> >Is the special edition HexKey still available ?
>
> >Regards ,
> >Greg W6atb
>
> >Via iPhone
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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

Michael Babineau-2
Yikes !  It is very a nice paddle  (I have the Elecraft model) but I am not sure I would pay $325 for it, $220 sounds ok.
I guess Bencher raised their prices recently .. I am almost afraid to check to see what they are selling the Mercury paddle for.

Michael VE3WMB


On 2013-07-22, at 1:21 PM, Jim - KE8G wrote:

> That is correct, but the cost is $325, as compared to HRO's price of $220; including free shipping.
>
> 73 de Jim - KE8G
>
>
> ---- Michael Babineau <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> You can still get the same key, but  with a Bencher logo,  directly from Bencher.
>>
>> Michael VE3WMB
>>
>>
>>> Subject: [Elecraft] Elecraft's HexKey
>>
>>
>>> Is the special edition HexKey still available ?
>>
>>> Regards ,
>>> Greg W6atb
>>
>>> Via iPhone
>>> Cycle Siren, Inc
>>> 877 477-4736
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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

KE8G
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The Mercury is going for $525!!!

73 de JIm - KE8G


---- Michael Babineau <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Yikes !  It is very a nice paddle  (I have the Elecraft model) but I am not sure I would pay $325 for it, $220 sounds ok.
> I guess Bencher raised their prices recently .. I am almost afraid to check to see what they are selling the Mercury paddle for.
>
> Michael VE3WMB
>
>
> On 2013-07-22, at 1:21 PM, Jim - KE8G wrote:
>
> > That is correct, but the cost is $325, as compared to HRO's price of $220; including free shipping.
> >
> > 73 de Jim - KE8G
> >
> >
> > ---- Michael Babineau <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >> You can still get the same key, but  with a Bencher logo,  directly from Bencher.
> >>
> >> Michael VE3WMB
> >>
> >>
> >>> Subject: [Elecraft] Elecraft's HexKey
> >>
> >>
> >>> Is the special edition HexKey still available ?
> >>
> >>> Regards ,
> >>> Greg W6atb
> >>
> >>> Via iPhone
> >>> Cycle Siren, Inc
> >>> 877 477-4736
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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

Bob-270
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Another possibility is to get a brass plate from here:

http://www.arkayengravers.com/elecraft/

One could get one with the Elecraft logo and your call engraved on it.  He must
have permission to use the logo and may
even be able to duplicate the original Elecraft Hexkey one.

Only Ken can answer that.  I will say I have been happy with my purchases.

73,
Bob
K2TK  ex KN2TKR (1956) & K2TKR


On 7/22/2013 1:21 PM, Jim - KE8G wrote:

> That is correct, but the cost is $325, as compared to HRO's price of $220; including free shipping.
>
> 73 de Jim - KE8G
>
>
> ---- Michael Babineau <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> You can still get the same key, but  with a Bencher logo,  directly from Bencher.
>>
>> Michael VE3WMB
>> Subject: [Elecraft] Elecraft's HexKey
>> Is the special edition HexKey still available ?
>> Regards ,
>> Greg W6atb
>> Via iPhone
>> Cycle Siren, Inc
>> 877 477-4736

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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

Rich Ardolino
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If you are not in a hurry and  don't mind a "used" Bencher BY-1, look around at hamfests, I got a BY-1 for $60.0 (10 or 12 years ago.....maybe more now).....It wasn't (isn't) perfect cosmetically but functions as well as a new one.



Rich K2CPE

K2 #1102



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Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Elecraft's HexKey

That is correct, but the cost is $325, as compared to HRO's price of $220; including free shipping.

73 de Jim - KE8G


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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

Jim Low man
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I paid around $500 for an N2DAN Long Island Mercury paddle back in the
late 90s at Pacificon, before Bencher acquired the rights.
So, that's not bad, considering inflation.

Wouldn't part with mine.  Until I bought a Begali Sculpture, I'd never
had a paddle with such a nice touch.

73 de Jim - AD6CW

On 7/22/2013 10:29 AM, Jim - KE8G wrote:
> The Mercury is going for $525!!!
>
> 73 de JIm - KE8G
>

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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

k5wmg
I have one I'd consider selling - the Long Island Mercury. Would consider
offers if anyone is interested. Thanks.

mike, k5wmg



On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Jim Lowman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I paid around $500 for an N2DAN Long Island Mercury paddle back in the
> late 90s at Pacificon, before Bencher acquired the rights.
> So, that's not bad, considering inflation.
>
> Wouldn't part with mine.  Until I bought a Begali Sculpture, I'd never had
> a paddle with such a nice touch.
>
> 73 de Jim - AD6CW
>
> On 7/22/2013 10:29 AM, Jim - KE8G wrote:
>
>> The Mercury is going for $525!!!
>>
>> 73 de JIm - KE8G
>>
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Re: Elecraft's HexKey

Eric J
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I used a BY1 mobile for 5 years. It sat on the seat next to me, though
occasionally a fast stop in traffic sent it into the firewall. No idea
why I didn't think to tether it. Try that with a Hexkey! It's still in
daily use in the shack and must be at least 30 years old now. Terrific
key. Simple and rugged. When I tried to order replacement nylon pivots
(they wore out), Bencher replaced them for free. Customer service
Elecraft-style.

Eric
KE6US



On 7/22/2013 11:07 AM, [hidden email] wrote:

>
> If you are not in a hurry and  don't mind a "used" Bencher BY-1, look around at hamfests, I got a BY-1 for $60.0 (10 or 12 years ago.....maybe more now).....It wasn't (isn't) perfect cosmetically but functions as well as a new one.
>
>
>
> Rich K2CPE
>
> K2 #1102
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
>
> From: "Jim - KE8G" <[hidden email]>
> To: [hidden email], "Michael Babineau" <[hidden email]>
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> Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 1:21:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Elecraft's HexKey
>
> That is correct, but the cost is $325, as compared to HRO's price of $220; including free shipping.
>
> 73 de Jim - KE8G
>
>
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