First I want to appologize for my faulty keying (even more faulty than usual, you might say) while activating OE/OO-300 today.
Since summer 2008 I have used a CMOS sensor keyer for all my activations. This is lightweigt, small, has no moving parts, no adjustments that can go wrong and was cheap to assemble. Using it in sub-zero temperature with heavy wind reveals its down side: It works only when touched with the bare fingertips, you cannot use gloves! Big problem today! Temperature was around 0°C and the wind so strong, that my footsteps in the snow from ascending were totally covered/blown away when going down about 2 hours later.
I have now prepared a CW-operator glove. This is an old glove with the fingertips of thump and index cut away! I hope to try it one of the next weekends, actually I hope even more that the WX improves and I will not need it for a long, long time…
What are your experiences with CW keys in winter?
73 Heinz, OE5EEP