Turning the Bencher CW paddle on its head
What do you do when the wiring to your CW paddle needs to be replaced? I wasn't really satisfied with the too-short length of the wiring between my Morse code key and the radio, but I'd been putting up with this minor annoyance for quite a while. Then when I decided to push the IC-7200 transceiver back a bit in the desktop, I noticed that the radio wanted to send a constant stream of dits. Obviously the 1/4 inch phone plug in the back of the radio was shorted. It turned out that I had to cut it off and replace it because the way it had been installed in the first place made it impossible to reuse.
It was finally a good time to rewire the Bencher!