Link: Bencher BY-1 and BY-2 Iambic paddles

The Bencher BY-1 and BY-2 are the world's most popular iambic paddle, with more than 100,000 of sold since their introduction in 1974.  

  The legendary BY-1 paddle has graced hundreds of thousands of ham shacks worldwide. 

  • Set spring tensioning, no adjustments to make other than desired contact spacing
  • Light touch for sending clean code
  • Powdercoated cold rolled steel base
  • Weight 3 lbs.
  • Adjustment wrench held on under the base with tool holder

  The Bencher BY-2 paddle is identical to the BY-1, except the black base is replaced with chrome.

The underside of the BY-1 and BY-2 have 3 female and male disconnect terminals for ground and each of the DIT and DAH connections.   HF transceivers equipped with either a 3.5mm (1/8") or 1/4" KEY input jack can be hooked right up with the EZ-1 kit.   The EZ-1 has a 3 wire cable with the correct female terminals on one end for the BY-1 and BY-2, on the other end a 3.5mm connector with a 1/4" adapter included.   No soldering.  Plug the terminals onto the bottom of the key, plug the other end into the KEY jack on your HF rig.


Bencher BY-1 black base iambic paddle

Bencher BY-2 chrome base iambic paddle

Bencher EZ-1 Universal Hook-Up Kit

Universal connection kit from Bencher keys to your HF radio.  No soldering.  Includes 1/4" and 3.5mm stereo plugs on transceiver end.


Dustcover, Bencher BY and ST series

Dustcover for Bencher BY-1, BY-2, ST-1, ST-2 paddles