Accessories

Accessories for Mini Paddle and Palm Single

QuickMount (QM) for MP, PS and PPK
The QuickMount (QM) is the universal mounting bracket into which the Mini Paddle, the Palm Single or the PPK can be easily snapped. The basic idea behind it is to have a QuickMount at several locations (station, RV, Cabin, ...) and then just insert the key in each case there. The QM can be mounted in several ways: First, it can be screwed onto a surface through the holes, in this case even a rotatable mounting is possible (one screw is the pivot point, the other goes in the arched slot). Furthermore, two magnets can be pressed into the QuickMount, then it can be attached to ferromagnetic materials. For example, you can "glue" the Mini Paddle on top of the transceiver. The QuickMount can be attached to each of the four sides of the Mini Paddle - this allows also a lateral assembly of the paddle on the transceivers side. All QM's can be additionally fitted with magnets, they are simply clipped into the round plastic domes. The bottom of the QuickMount is equipped with two anti-slip pads. The integrated Allen key (1.5mm, fits all Palm Radio Keys) is always at hand, attached directly and captive inside of the QuickMount. The QM is available either with or without magnets in black, and also in gray (limited stock).
Improved connecting cable for the Mini Paddle and Palm Single (MP-CC)
We have redesigned the connecting cable of the Mini Paddle and Palm Single (»MP-CC«) completely. The new cable is about 70 cm (27 inch) long, thin, highly flexible and provides increased reliability compared to the previously used solution. We have now created our own plug, consisting of a two-part plastic housing for the 3 PIN connector of the Mini Paddle and Palm Single. It has an integrated strain relief, is designed for cables up to about 2.3 mm diameter and bears the Palm Radio logo on top. The 3,5mm stereo phone plug on the other cable end is gold plated to ensure a reliable connection to the rig. All Mini Paddles and Palm Singles that we ship from now on will come with the new, improved cable.
Extension cable for the Mini Paddle and Palm Single (Extension-CC)
Especially our SOTA friends wished for a longer paddle connecting cable, as the supplied cable sometimes seems not long enough, e.g. if the TRX is stowed in a backpack standing on the ground. For such cases, we offer the Extension-CC.
It can be used for all our keys, is about 70 cm long, thin and highly flexible.
The connections are a 3.5 mm stereo coupling and a 3.5mm stereo plug, both gold plated.
Connector kit (MP-Plug)
For DIY cables (e.g. with other lengths) to connect the Mini Paddle or Palm Single, we offer our new »plug kit« also individually. It has an integrated strain relief and is suitable to solder your own cables with a diameter of up to 2.3 mm.
Side Panel for KX3 (SP-KX3)
Ideal and easy solution for mounting all of our Paddles on the right side of the KX3: The original side panel (aluminum) of the KX3 is simply replaced with »Side Panel SP-KX3«, made from black powder coated steel. It is dimensionally 100% compatible with the KX3 and allows easy installation of the Palm Paddles by their magnetic Quick Mounts on the right side of the KX3. Device and paddle thus form a compact unit. Manufacturing the side plate is quite expensive: The laser cut side panels are first milled (rounded edges!), manually deburred and then completely nickel plated. In the next step, the pads are covered to keep them free of powder at the following powder coating process - thus a perfect contacting to the ground of the KX3 is being assured.

 

Accessories for Pico Paddle

Pico Paddle QuickMount (PP-QM)
The QuickMount PP (PP-QM) is the universal mounting bracket into which the Pico Paddle can be easily snapped. The basic idea behind it is to have a QuickMount at several locations (station, RV, Cabin, ...) and then just insert the key in each case there. The QM can be mounted in several ways: First, it can be screwed onto a surface through the holes, in this case even a rotatable mounting is possible (one screw is the pivot point, the other goes in the arched slot). Furthermore, two magnets can be pressed into the QuickMount, then it can be attached to ferromagnetic materials. For example, you can "glue" the Pico Paddle on top of the transceiver. The PP QuickMount can be attached to each of the four sides of the Pico Paddle - this allows also a lateral assembly of the paddle on the transceivers side. The bottom of the QuickMount is equipped with four anti-slip pads. The integrated Allen key (1.5mm, fits all Palm Radio Keys) is always at hand, attached directly and captive inside of the QuickMount.
Pico Paddle connecting cables (PP-CC-LT) and (PP-CC-RT)
The new connecting cables for the Pico Paddle are very thin, but robust and flexible.
They have a length of 70 cm (2,3 feet) and carry one 2.5 mm (1/10 inch) plug on one end, the other end has a 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) plug for connection to the transceiver or keyer.
The supplied standard cable is the PP-CC-LT (left paddle on tip of the stereo phone plug).
A reversed cable PP-CC-RT (right paddle on tip of the stereo phone plug) is optionally available.
Extension cable for the Mini Paddle and Palm Single (Extension-CC)
Especially our SOTA friends wished for a longer paddle connecting cable, as the supplied cable sometimes seems not long enough, e.g. if the TRX is stowed in a backpack standing on the ground. For such cases, we offer the Extension-CC.
It can be used for all our keys, is about 70 cm long, thin and highly flexible.
The connections are a 3.5 mm stereo coupling and a 3.5mm stereo plug, both gold plated.
Mounting plate »Pico Plate« (PP-PP)
Especially suited for the Pico Paddle , we offer an inexpensive mounting solution, the »Pico Plate«. It is a plastic plate with metal inlays and two self-adhesive sticker pads. After adhesion of the Pico Plates, the Pico Paddle is attached with its magnetic Pico Paddle QuickMount (PP-QMM). The Pico Plate can be mounted directly to the transceiver and remain there. This looks very elegant and unobtrusive, especially on radios like the KX1 or KX3. Another advantage: The Pico Paddle can easily be attached and removed from the rig. The Pico Plate can of course also be glued on other surfaces (such as station table, radio, dash or a heavy base plate). The Pico Paddle is attached vertically in this case.
PP-MK-KX3 Mounting Kit
This mounting kit is designed to attach the Pico Paddle in a stable and ergonomically correct way to your Elecraft KX3. It is mounted to the front with two countersunk screws in the middle of the radio. If the key is not being used, it remains in the "park" position. To operate, the Pico Paddle is simply pushed out of its protective housing and rotated to the desired working position. The angle here is freely selectable. You can align the key to the right, but also set it right to the middle of the KX3. In the design of the bracket we were also thinking of the left-handed, you can just as easily swing the key to the left side. The Pico Paddle is connected by a highly flexible braided cable with a crimped 4-pin connector and is plugged into the front "Key2" jack of the KX3 - thus no cable in the way.
PP-MK-817 Mounting Kit
To attach the Pico Paddle perfectly on FT-817, the Mounting Kit MK-817 is being used. A PP QuickMount (without the anti skid pads) is screwed to an existing thread of the FT-817 with the supplied mounting materials. The Pico Paddle is then mounted "upside down". Attention, a suitable tilt stand is indispensable - e.g. it is optimal to use our "Peg Leg". The connection of the paddle uses a thin and highly flexible cablewith the very small "Pico Paddle special plug" (Palm Radio's own miniature 2.5 mm stereo jack) on one side, at the other end there is a 3.5 mm stereo angle plug mounted. The cable runs to the rear at the bottom of the FT-817 and is plugged into the "Key" jack of the radio, this alows comfortable CW operation without a disturbing paddle lead in the way.
Side Panel for KX3 (SP-KX3)
Ideal and easy solution for mounting all of our Paddles on the right side of the KX3: The original side panel (aluminum) of the KX3 is simply replaced with »Side Panel SP-KX3«, made from black powder coated steel. It is dimensionally 100% compatible with the KX3 and allows easy installation of the Palm Paddles by their magnetic Quick Mounts on the right side of the KX3. Device and paddle thus form a compact unit. Manufacturing the side plate is quite expensive: The laser cut side panels are first milled (rounded edges!), manually deburred and then completely nickel plated. In the next step, the pads are covered to keep them free of powder at the following powder coating process - thus a perfect contacting to the ground of the KX3 is being assured.

 

Accessories für Code Cube

Code Cube Housing Kit (CC-HK)
With the Housing Kit, a Code Cube module (CC-M) is transformed into a Code Cube Solo. It consists of a powder-coated aluminum housing and mounting hardware, bottom cover and the connecting cable. This cable with a 3-pin plug is inserted in the Code Cube, on the other end can then be connected to any external paddle.

 

General Accessories

Travel Case (TC)
For a number of years, the Mini Paddle has been known as a reliable and compact portable paddle. Palm Radio has now developed the »Travel Case«, which represents the perfect transport box for the Mini Paddle, alternatively the PPK and the popular Code Cube keyer. This practical case also houses the connecting cable, the QuickMount (base plate) a spare lithium cell CR 2032 plus the associated manuals. The »Travel Case« is manufactured from transparent, impact resistant plastic material.
PaddleBase

The solid base is about 15 mm high and the diameter is about 90 mm. It is crafted from steel and weighs approximately 750 grams. The surface is powder-coated (black). To improve the stability, anti-slip rubbers are mounted on the bottom side.
The magnets of our Quick Mounts fix the key solidly on the Paddle Base. Thus, the keys can can be changed or taken to the field in an instant.