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The perfect SOTA pencil?


#1

Hello,

did anybody find the perfect SOTA pencil so far? Some of them don’t like cold temperatures, some fail on wet paper. Some even crack right in the pile-up.

This is a serious request, not a joke!

73s de Tom, DJ5RE


#2

In reply to DJ5RE:

I use these: http://bit.ly/hbB2TY

They weigh next to nothing, come in nice bright colours for visibility, and are always sharp. I haven’t tried them in extreme cold. I use waterproof paper and they always write perfectly on that.


#3

In reply to DJ5RE:

Ich benutze seit über 30 Jahren nur Parker Kugelschreiber für CW und Log. Hat mich noch nie im Stich gelassen, außer, wenn ich ihn mal wieder verloren habe :wink:

73, Mario


#4

In reply to DJ5RE:

ich haben in meinem Rucksack fast immer 5 Kugelschreiber dabei. Einer geht immer :slight_smile:

VG Jörg
DG0JMB


#5

In reply to all:
Thanks for all your replies. I also use those mechanical pencils. They are good, as they are always sharp. Of course the break in the best pile-up, hi. When my paper was wet on the last activity I got holes in it (0,5mm version). But I also have bad experience with biros when it is cold. I work in construction areas outside, but I still have not yet found the perfect solution.
What is “waterproof paper”? Is it from diving suppliers?

Tom, DJ5RE


#6

In reply to DJ5RE:
Dear DJ4RE,
here we are: Rite in the Rain Field Flex Notizbuch, at globetrotter.de for 6,95 EUR. Since I have bought this stuff, I have never get rainy weather again.
good luck,
stephan, dd6do