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Fred’s simple hack to secure the Begali Traveler

Many thanks to Fred (KE8TBM) who writes:

Here is a solution I came up with for the slipping issue with the Begali Traveler.

It’s very easy to push a pin through the (front only) plastic/rubber feet on the key. This will stop it from sliding on everything including formica counter tops.

After you push the pin through the plastic/rubber feet using a needle nose pliers, simply snip the sharp end off to leave it blunt.

You can leave the little ball on the other end of the pin to retract it if you wish, however, I’ve found that not to be necessary. —-I find that the pins really don’t snag on anything as they just barely peak out the bottom of the foot, but the option is there.

This makes for a rock solid hold on your surface and is a game changer. It’s so nice to be able to push away and not worry about the key slipping around.

Mike, K8MRD just did a review on the Traveler Lite and mentioned the slippage issue.

Best 73 Thomas and thank you for being a great image for the ham community.

Fred, KE8TBM

What a simple and effective idea! Thanks for sharing this tip with us, Fred. Also, thank you for the kind words, OM.