Officina Meccanica Begali - Via Badia 22 - 25060 Cellatica


Welcome to the Begali Web site. Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our company and about our products for the ham radio operator.

Officina Meccanica Begali was founded in 1954 and has been manufacturing electromechanical precision components since 1960. Our line of fine keys and paddles for the ham community are a more recent addition.  They are a result of Piero’s desire to create the finest keys and paddles for his own use. Piero obtained his ham radio license as I2RTF in 1964.  Ever since he has been a dedicated CW operator, and it was only natural that one day he would try to design and produce the best Morse keys that money can buy ...

2014 was the year of our 60th anniversary as a company, and to commemorate this mile stone we have created a very special dual-lever paddle, the 60th Anniversary Special Edition

Some of our keys are shown in a recent feature on today’s role of Morse code on Fox News, where members of the W6SFM Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club demonstrate some pretty impressive skills:

The most advanced electronic keyer on the market, the CW Machine, is a perfect match for our line of high quality keys and paddles. The CW Machine provides special support for the Elecraft K3 and KX3 radios - together with an Adventure key this is the ultimate combination for portable operation.

This site will show you all of our keys and paddles and the CW Machine, and you are able to order everything online.

All Morse keys and paddles shown and offered on this site were exclusively designed and manufactured by Officina Meccanica Begali. Valuable suggestions and contributions were made by our friend Ulrich, N2DE, but ultimately all design specifications were determined by Pietro Begali, I2RTF, and all rights rest with Officina Meccanica Begali.

If you have comments or questions about our products, or simply need more information and want to contact us, click on the contact button on any page within this site. 

Thanks for visiting and we are looking forward to serving you...

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