The Te-Ne-Ke Designed and patented by Boyd Mason, NE8KE - built by NOARC
As featured in QST (February 2001, p. 107) and CQ magazine
Looking for an affordable, portable CW paddle? You've found it!
The Te-Ne-Ke("teeny key") is an iambic paddle built in West Michigan by members of the North Ottawa Amateur Radio Club. The contacts are made from beryllium copper springs and brass pins, attached to a stainless steel head. The whole thing may then be mounted to an optional heavy, chrome-plated steel base with rubber feet to keep it in place on your desk. The key connects to your rig or keyer with a standard 3.5mm audio patch cable.
A note on variations
Several variations of the Te-Ne-Ke currently exist. The head used to be made from CNC-machined aluminum channel stock with a plastic jewel on the front. Current production units are made from laser-cut stainless steel, without the jewel.