RF SOLUTIONS is proud to represent the exclusive Italian-made Begali products made out of the highest calibre materials. We offer a variety of iambic paddles and straight keys which combine premium engineering, functionality and beauty.Begali was founded in Italy in 1954 and has been manufacturing electromechanical precision components since 1960. Begali's line of fine keys and paddles for the ham community are a more recent addition. They are a result of Piero Begali's desire to create the finest keys and paddles for his own use. Piero obtained his ham radio license as I2RTF in 1964. Ever since he has been a dedicated CW operator, and it was only natural that one day he would try to design and produce the best Morse keys that money can buy ...
The Blade is probably the ultimate straight key. Based on a “Swedish Pump” design, which is renowned for effortless keying, the Blade key goes far beyond typical keys with this mechanism in finish and visual appearance.
The Magnetic Classic, as the name implies, uses magnets for the return rather than the springs of other Begali iambic keys. The construction uses the same quality components found in the Simplex key, such as precision ball bearings and light-weight arms.
The Simplex Mono is a single lever key with a heavy (1.4 kg) gold or palladium plated base and gold plated components. This photo shows the palladium plated base. Like the other Begali keys it is manufactured using NC machinery for absolute precision.
The Simplex is an iambic key with a heavy (1.4 kg) gold or palladium plated base and gold plated components, using long springs for the return force. Like the other Begali keys it is manufactured using NC machinery for absolute precision. Micro-threaded screws are used for all adjustments.
The Simplex Mono Basic is our least expensive single lever key, combining the base of the Simplex Basic with the mechanism of the Simplex Mono. Despite its lower price it is a very capable CW instrument that can hold it's own against many far more expensive keys on the market.
The Camelback shape for a straight key dates back more than 150 years. Charles Chubbock in 1848, Thomas Hall, and Chester Brothers in New York produced some of the earliest keys with the characteristic “hump”.
This key was created in commemoration of Gugliemo Marconi’s 125th birthday in 1999. It is the faithful replica of a Swiss postal key that can be seen gracing Albert Einstein’s work desk at the Patent Office in Zurich in this old photograph of 1901.