Customer Feedback

Over the years, I have purchased many N3ZN keys, a few for myself, and many for gifts to special friends.  Not only do they perform flawlessly, they are also precision machines, meticulously built, easy to adjust, and works of art. The adjustments stay put, too.  Last Friday, I received a ZN-QRP, unplugged the heavier ZN, and connected the ZN-QRP to the K3. Even though this the smallest of Tony's keys so far, it stays put on the desk, and is just as delightful to operate as the larger ones.  There is nothing QRP about this beautiful key.  I am going to leave it connected to the K3, and have already moved the heavier one to the S-Line transmitter.  Between the unsurpassed quality and excellent customer service, I recommend N3ZN keys, and am looking forward to seeing his upcoming straight key.  

Sincerely,  Ed  



Dear Tony,I am pleased to say that the key arrived this morning Friday 2.11.12. in perfect condition,both the key and all associated packing.
Thankyou for a first class,meticulous,key.Its a masterpiece of Engineering.and deserves your name on such fine workmanship.
The whole order has been carried out with the same accuracy of detail,Absolute perfection,right down to the packing.
My best regards to you and your company,
Richard H Hinde



If CW is the key to ham radio, N3ZN keys are master keys! A pure joy to use...........

Chuck Heath  




I have, and have owned a lot of hi-end paddles, I wanted a first class usa made key, and I got it, I have the Fratini,Schurr,Macpaddle,Mercury,Jones and this key does not take the back seat to any of them, the 5 rubber feet, the weight and selection of finger width , selection o finger pieces, I got it opened it , the finger pieces were broke from the shipping, I called Tony , in about 3 days had new finger pieces,no charge, He is great to work with if you want a first class key,it is worth 2 times as much as it cost, Get him to make you a new ZN-5 you wont be disappointed, NU5X 


Hi Tony
My wonderful little ZN-9A iambic key arrived this morning.  It looks great and feels better than any other key I’ve tried.
I’ll now be able to enjoy my CW even more than before.
You certainly did an excellent job on packing the key.
Many thanks and 73



Hi Tony ,

The key arrived today , all ok.
It's very nice and after the first 30 minutes of practicing I can say that I like it very much.
Thank's again for the excellent piece of equipment and your service.
I can only recommend this key.
Best regards and 73's

de Gilbert LX1CW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



   I received the ZN-HK @ 1645 hrs! I am completely blown away.....what a quality hand key! Ur craftsmanship is A-1!I am proud to be the owner of s/n 001,I will relish this key & all my other keys u Hve made for me over the years! Again Tony,thank u for a perfect key !
   I will be posting a review on E-Ham in a day or so on this key,anyone who enjoys CW needs to invest in this fine instrument.Thanks again my friend,& I"ll b in touch in the future.



Hello Tony,

My key has arrived today! It is in good condition and it sends exactly
what my fingers want. I love it!

Tracking with USPS shows that shipping from the US was quite fast but
the key was held at customs for a long time :-(

Thank you for this enjoyable piece of art!

Philippe, ON4ACP/ON7TT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Dear Tony ,

I am very pleased to inform you that  the 2 ordered items  have been delivered to my

address today, and I am of course much satisfying such items which should be

wonderful delicate workmanship.

I am appreciating a lot that you and your company shall be existing in the world.

Thank you again, Tony.

Very best wishes,

Akishige  JA1QGS  in Yokohama                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


____________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hi Tony,
       Received my paddle today , double boxed and lots of bubble pack ensured its safe arrival 10 out of 10 so far, now the good bit, cracking workmanship, very impressive fit and finish, many thanks indeed Tony,I can’t wait to start some intensive cw training.                                                Once again, many thanks for your prompt service,excellent progress reports and above all the quality of your product, pleasure doing business with you Tony.


            George  ( M6 CFJ )                                                                                                                             _____________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dear Tony,

I unpacked the ZNHKC #004 on Christmas Day, and it was in perfect condition. I have adjusted it to my liking and it has a great feel. Thanks much for your continued interest. 

You may not recall that I have one of your original vertical paddle keys: ZN3A #031. It is absolutely fantastic! It sits like a rock and has a great smooth touch as I talk to my CW friends. It is the best.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Jim Newland
K0MEC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ____________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Everything received in fine condition via FedEx.
I must say you put forth much effort in the details for designing this key.
I like the small foot print for space and it's weight for staying in place.
The nice recessed groove feature on the OD allowing easy movement for placing the key.
Also the beveled front allowing operating positioning.
The lever arm operates smooth as silk....
Thanks again for this work of Art....Perfecto....
73's Rudi W8DJ                                                                                                                                                                                      ____________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       your keys are the very best. I am proud to own and be able to operate them. I had the hw-16 on skn worked really nice.keep up the good work and thanks again  andy wn0i                                                                                                                  ____________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Hello Tony N3ZN,
Received the ZN-HK #022 Friday 1.05.13.
Everything arrived via FedEx in fine condition.
Very well packed.
I must say this straight key is well Balanced Dimensionally and in weight.
Very Smooth lever movement.
I really like the concept for the weighted finger knob requiring less inertia for operating.
I like the close spacing for the trunnion bearing blocks providing a much stouter horizontal trunnion pin.
Again I see from this key that you have put forth much thought into it's design. Thank you.
Thanks again
73's Rudi W8DJ

Just want to comment on my ZN5H.  The stamped number on bottom says "062".  This has been a FABULOUS key for me.  Its excellent operation has motivated me to get back into CW in a big way after 55 plus years in ham radio.

Thanks for the beautiful workmanship.  This key is worth every dollar.

Saint Paul, MN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   _________________________________________________________________

Hi Tony,
I have now had several QSO's with the paddle.
I am very very happy with the ZN-SLjr.
The single paddle design is exactly what I was looking for.
It is effortless to use and the size and weight ratio are perfect.
Everything about it, the design, the materials, your construction
exceeded my expectations. 
I have been a ham for 45 years and always enjoyed CW and this 
remarkable instrument takes it to a whole new level for me.



My Red ZN -QRP arrived in excellent shape as your keys always do! The packaging for international mail is safe, secure and first class.

As for the key..well what can I say...again; It is jaw dropping. "It really is .....simply brilliant!"  A beautiful little key to look at, and able to made feather light to the touch.

Even my wife was impressed, she named it the "Little Red Beauty!" (L.R.B.)

As you stated, it does not move around on the table, and works flawlessly.
Great workmanship Tony, you must be very proud of your product line which improves in reputation everyday.  

On air use of the key is superb; smooth as silk, feather light, and I cannot note the difference between it and my ZN-9. What a delight, to go from key to key, without having the discomfort of different finger piece spacings.

I always give your keys the highest possible recommendation to other VK hams who enquire. I hope some of those have filtered through.

Again Tony, thanks an outstanding product, and I hope to meet you one day!

I am planning my next tri - color key..just working on the model. And next time..if you would be kind enough, I will ask you to sign the base with a marker pen. ( I keep forgetting to ask on the others.)

Please feel free to use any part of this email text as a testimonial for your product.
I will place a review on eham.



VK3CWB.                                                                                                                                                                 ____________________________________________________

Hi Tony ;
                  The key arrived yesterday in good condition. Looks great in my shack. Having been a amateur 

for over 50 years & operating mainly CW I have tried a bunch of different keys. I can say your keys are by far the best

I have used & the workmanship is second to none.Thanks for a great product & maybe I will give iambic keying

a try so I can order a iambic key HI.

Thanks  73  Bruce K8LGY


Hi Tony,

My ZN-5H paddle arrived at the Post Office yesterday and I picked it up today. Everything has met with or exceeded my expectations! The packaging was superb. Although the box arrived in good condition, I can imagine that this is not always the case. The key itself is exquisite. The mass, solidity, quality of the workmanship, finish, all are first class. 

The light touch and precision have to be experienced to be believed. I am using it now exactly as it was set up out of the box. Imperceptible movement and light resistance. This key is in a whole different class than the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  that I have been using, which seems crude and rough by comparison. The ZN-5H has no play, no flex, just instant response. I am sure that my speed will increase as a result of using this jewel. 

Thank you for making such a great product. I will enthusiastically recommend you to all my friends. Having your key will definitely add to my pleasure in operating CW.

Sincerely yours,

Greg Vermeychuk
NZ3Y                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ____________________________________________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Hi Tony,

Just wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with my ZN-5. It’s feel, looks and workmanship are superb.


Paul K9NU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ____________________________________________________    


Tony, what else can I say?  Quality workmanship, must be smooth action because I can't see anything moving on the ZN-SL, and it makes my fist better than it has ever been.  I guess I gotta also give you some credit along with a little help from propagation for working an A71, an SV9, and a host of ZL's, JA's, and VK's the first time I put it on the air since they pulled me out of the pile-ups.  I put all the other keys away in storage.  Tnx es 73 de WA4KSO                                                                                                                                     ____________________________________________________                                                                                                                                                         

Just a short follow-up on my new ZN-9A key.

I love it and it feels "comfy," as if I've used it for years!

The love and care you put into your keys is apparent, Tony. (You can even tell by the way is was so carefully packed.)

Thanks again for your fine design and craftsmanship. I'll surely have tons of fun with this little beauty!

72/73 & DX,

Craig W. Behrens -- NM4T


 GA Tony. This is just to let you know I have just opened the best packaging I have seen since 1926: Inside I found the best morse key I have ever seen and handled since 1926. Yes, 1926.
Many thanks for the safe delivery, even if it appeared to come long path! vy 73 de Eric GM4FQE.


GM Tony,

You're very welcome! FRCers are the most reliable folks I've encountered in 59 years in this hobby, and when your name kept coming up when I asked for recommendations for a new key, I paid attention. I am not given to faint praise, don't buy "names", have no need to impress anyone and am not afraid to call a spade a spade (see my review of the FTdx101MP). Everything I said was factual, and I guarantee that I'll get more than a few flaming emails about not buying a key from Italy, but I pay for good advice and performance.  I know the level of skill it takes to produce a product like your ZN9+, and  I'll never buy a key from anyone else but you as long as I breathe. I'm sure that you have hundreds of similar reviews, but feel free to use my review on your website or if someone has a question......................Dave  WB2PJH