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Pico Single Paddle
Palm Pico Single (PPS)
Palm Radio's new Pico Single Paddle is the world's smallest single-lever paddle. With housing dimensions of only 15 x 15 x 50 mm (WxHxD) and weighing only 8.3 grams, the key is tiny but represents a full featured single paddle. Just as known from all Palm Radio keys, the "PPS" can be retracted into it's robust housing (impact-resistant ABS plastic) for maximum transportation protection.
The key is equipped with galvanically gold-plated contacts to guarantee maximum contact safety and reliability.
The lever of the "Palm Pico Single" bears a clever mechanism for the automatic center positioning of the lever - no adjustments to be made!
Two different set screws per lever side allow precise and individual adjustment of the contact gap and the spring pressure. They can be adjusted with a matching Allen key, which can be stored in the base plate of the key ("PP-QMM") - perfectly placed and always at hand.
As known from it's popular dual-lever brother, the Pico Paddle ("PP"), device-specific installation kits ("MK-KX3" and "MK-817") can be used to attach the "PPS" to some popular HF transceivers (eg. KX2, KX3, FT-817).
Another accessory for the "PPS" is a universally applicable mounting plate, the "Pico Plate".
The "Palm Pico Single" has a 2.5 mm (1/10 inch) stereo phone jack at the back side. The connecting cable for the "Pico Paddles" 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 1/8 inch stereo phone plug).
A reverse cable "PP-CC-RT" (right paddle on tip of the 1/8 inch stereo phone plug) is optionally available.
Delivery: The "Palm Pico Single" comes in a robust transport box ("Travel Case") with connecting cable and instructions. The included PP QuickMount ("PP-QMM") is equipped with strong neodymium magnets so that the "PPS" can easily and securely be attached to any ferromagnetic surfaces (e.g. directly to the transceiver).
|Using the KX3 Mounting Kit on a KX2 |
The MK-KX3 can be used with the KX2 also. However, there is a difference in the angle of the bracket when the feet are expanded. The angle in the case of the KX2 is approximately 72 degrees and in the case of the KX3 it is approximately 65 degrees. The result is that the Pico Paddle on an MK-KX3 mount, when attached to a KX2, will not be parallel to the operating surface and the paddle will be angled up toward the user. If you want to make the paddle parallel to the table, you can add an 11mm (approximately 1/2") spacer underneath the rear foot of the KX22.
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|Palm Pico Single Paddle
With magnetic Quick Mount, Cord, and Travel Case
|Palm MKKX3 Pico
Mounting Kit for KX3 and KX2 $44
|Palm MK817 Pico Mounting Kit for
|Palm Pico Quick-Mount with Magnets PR-PQMM $14|
|"Piconator" Adapter 2.5mm st plug to 1/8" st jack MX-C82A $3.99|
|Pico Plate Adhesive/Magnetic plate PR-PPPL $7|
|Pico Cable (replacement) 2.5- 3.5mm (left to tip) PR-PPCCLT $17|
|Pico Cable (replacement) 2.5- 3.5mm (right to tip) PR-PPCCRT $17|
|KX3 Steel Replacement Right Side Plate PR-SPKX3 $30|
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