The W8FYO (or just FYO) paddles are possibly the most intriguing pieces of hardware a key collector can envision. Some have never seen one, except in photos. They were only offered for a few years (1962-1963 mainly), but the design propagated through the market even to the present time. From the Joe Hills original, HAL licensed the Hills patent and sold their versions in the mid-70s. HAMCO, Teletek (looked just like the Bencher), Vibroplex, and Bencher all sold paddles based on elements of the original FYO design. Perhaps being the first in that chain makes an FYO original a special key indeed.

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