Yesterday I received a kit I ordered from American Morse Company. I ordered the DCP Paddle kit which is a miniature iambic paddle made with aircraft grade aluminum. Once constructed the paddle it only 1 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 1 3/16. It's compact and lightweight, so it's perfect for backpacking and portable use. Thank you to Doug - W6AME for your great customer service and quick shipping of the kit!
|DCP Paddle Kit from American Morse|
The kit was very well made and easy to put together. I had the entire thing done in less than 30 minutes and ready to operate.
|Assembling the DCP Paddle|
I really enjoy the raw aluminum finish and the overall look of the paddle. I am very excited to not only show this new paddle off to fellow hams tomorrow evening at our "CW meetup" but also to pack it up this week and take it along with my QRP radio to North Carolina where I plan to do some mountain top operating. I plan to share my experience with this paddle in a future post.
|It's complete - I really enjoy how it looks|
Building kits is a ton of fun, this is an easy one that I'm sure anyone can do at home. What do you like to build? Do you have a story about a recent kit you built that you would like to share? Please comment below.
Until next time, 72 de Mike W9ODX