Friday, November 11, 2016

Light Weight 3D Printed CW Paddle

I am a member of the North Georgia QRP Club ( NOGA). Many of the members are involved in portable operations such a SOTA.  One of the common discussions involves small light weight CW paddles for field use.  After getting the 3D printer and becoming familiar with its CAD software, I decided to see if I could come up with a small, very light weight paddle.  

The design I came up with is a combination of several different designs I found while searching the Net.  I also decided to customize it with the NOGA name built into the frame.

I printed up a few and gave them out at a recent meeting. The response seemed to be quite favorable. The suggestion was made that this was something we could sell at a upcoming Hamfest.  

I printed up a couple of sets in different colors for the hamfest, and we sold several in each color.  Now we are deciding if we want to make them available, and what would be a good price point including shipping.  I would like to get an idea of the interest in this.  So, if you think you would like to purchase one of these please drop me a e-mail at


  1. Would you be willing to share the model?

  2. This would be a wonderful project for our scouts radio group. Is a stl file available for use in canada?