Shipping Update

All orders placed through 9-23-15 have been shipped. The cootie manufacturing problem has been resolved and those should be back on orderable status before the end of the month.

Thanks to all for the great response to the return of VIZKEY!


Terminal Post Location on Vertical Bugs

We have been sending out the vertical bugs with the terminal posts mounted on the front of the key–this is similar to the position on the 90 degree bug. If you prefer to have the connection wires exit from the rear of the key, it is a simple matter to move the terminal posts to the back side. Be certain to retain the front and rear insulating shoulder washers for the “hot” terminal, and leave the connection solder terminal under the re-positioned post.

Note that the two posts are different lengths–the short post goes on the insulated nylon washer location. The long post goes directly onto the main base plate.

Camelbacks being delivered–update.

Upon turning the order capability on for the Camelbacks, we were immediately backlogged with orders. They are going out and we expect to be caught up with all of the orders to date by Sept 12th at the latest.

CamelBacks and Cooties

The set-up for producing the Camelback straight keys and the Cootie (Sideswiper) is moving right along now that the Vertical and 90 degree bugs are up and being delivered. It still is looking like we will be able to begin shipping these keys by mid-August at the latest.

Like the bugs, we are holding the 2014 pricing for these keys and the designs remain un-changed.

Delivery times on the bugs is variable from a couple of days to about a week depending upon when in the manufacturing cycle the order arrives. Soon we will have sufficient production to ship from stock.


This area will contain updates on status, delivery times, new products in the works, and just interesting tid-bits related to the VIZKEY line.


Welcome to the new VIZKEY website! Please check here regularly for special offers, news of interest to CW enthusiasts, and other ramblings from Curt Nixon, KU8L.  73!