Replacement lead for Palm Mini Paddle
Responding to customer comments, Palm has introduced a new connecting lead for the famous Palm Mini Paddle. It makes great replacement or carry one as a spare! Length = 70 cm.
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The original lead's connector at the paddle end is a bit fragile.
I recently "tugged" mine and it broke during an IOTA DXpedition. Easily fixed in the shack but not out on an island.
I soldered the old one but decided to buy the new model as a backup.
There is a strain relief at the paddle end which is good BUT the new lead is half the length of the old lead - just too short under certain circumstances.
Also the strain relief "fouls" the paddle base when you push the paddles back into the case for travelling. You now need to disconnect the cable before pushing the paddles back.
More flexible cable and a more robust plug means this lead shouldn't let me down at a critical moment like the original Palm cable did!
This new lead is excellent, especially when using the paddles with a small lightweight QRP Rig. The three pin connector is much more robust and this should prevent the intermittent fault which developed with the thicker lead which was supplied when I bought my paddles some years ago.
Much better replacement lead than my old lead. Much more flexible and should last a lot longer! Recommended.
The old cable was too thick and inflexible. The replacement is very thin and flexible and makes a real difference when you are using the paddle in portable situations. Well worth the money.
This replacement lead finally solved the problem. My mini paddle is back again in very good order. Off I go in CW!