CT4SL - MY MORSE KEYS
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31 ..... HUNGARIAN WW II MORSE KEY
many years various models of telegraph keys such as this one,
were used by both the East German and the Russian Military Forces.
This key was manufactured by the Mechlabor (Mechanical Laboratory)
in Budapest during the Cold War during 70's.
These keys were used in Hungary and other former Eastern-Block
The key has a heavy metal lever mounted on a black plastic base.
The mechanism is covered by grey stamped steel step-down swing-over
cover. The key is mounted on a grey stamped steel base.
The key was used with the M104 radio set.
A Russian collector suggests that this radio may be a German NVA
(National Volks Armee (National Army of the People)) version of
It's absolutly "new" and I purchased it, a few years
ago, on one eBay auction.
32 ..... TELEGRAFICA ARTESANA - LTA
Telegraficas Artesanas ?
It shows at the left top one small metal plate with "GMH 101"
I really don't know anything more about the manufacturer of this key.
It was purchased on the YAESU dealer at OPORTO, Portugal
33 .....MFJ IAMBIC KEY PADLLE
MFJ deluxe iambic paddle in chrome. Havy duty steel casted base
with non-skid feet.
Chrome plated machined frame with silver contact points.
Full range adjustable contact spacing and self-adjusting nylon
and steel bearing.
A bit noisy when working and sending morse code.
Purchased at the MFJ dealer on OPORTO, Portugal.
34 .....GERMAN JUNKERS MORSE KEY
This is the famous German JUNKERS morse key used by the German Armed
Forces and other NATO members since the mid fifties.
It was also issued in olive-drab color and in a version with a
knee-clamp (especially for use with GRC-9).
This is the civilian version after WWII (DBGM indicates post-war
manufacture). Other version has been manufactured during the war for
military purposes wich has the DRP mark that indicates (Deutsches Reichs
Purchased near Lisbon, a few years ago, on a store selling scrap from
army and air forces.
35 ..... HEATHKIT HD-1410
HD-1410 electronic keyer was first manufactured
in the mid-70s, and continues to be a very popular iambic keyer.
Features include the ability to key both positive and negative
line-to-ground transmitters. On the backside it has a plugin
to connect its own cable to 110/220volts.
Chuck Penson's "Heathkit Guide Book" calls
the HD-1410 "one of the most popular keyers ever made
This one I purchased it on eBay during 2005.
36 .....BRITISH WT 8A KEY
Another variation of the WT-8A key.
This one is a bit unusual since the lever is metal, not phelonic
or bakelite. Made during 1942
At the top end of the lever it shows:
KEY WT 8 AMP
NO 2 MK II
ZA 2869 LMK
When I purchase the key it was like de left photo. Now is on
a wooden base made on purpose for it.
37 .....BRITISH MILITARY FIELD KEY
I purchased this little key years ago and it
was used in the telephone DMKV in World Wor II
The "mushroom" knob diameter is 2,65cm. There is completely illegible
yellow lettering on the back, along with a small black impression that
is partly readable, possibly "YA 1860."
The center of the lever is a black bakelite or plastic material and the
contacts appear to be brass.
An interesting feature of this key is that electrical connection is by
means of the two "mounting holes" to the left and right of the knob.
There are two sets of contacts. One set grounds the presumed "hot"
connection to the right of the knob, the other pair of contacts grounds
the other connection.
As found, the hot side is grounded slightly after the other side when
the key is depressed.
This key was designed to clip onto a Canadian field set. The transceiver
was made for Canadian armed forces and is of WWII and Korean War
Purchased in Lisbon, a few years ago, from another Portuguese HAM, CT2GQA.
38 ..... JUNKERS D.B.G.M.
Key - D.B.G.M. - is one of the famous Junker family, recently
released from the old East German Republic, there are quite a
few and so available at a very reasonable price.
The one on the photo has the letters "D.B.G.M." on the left side and
" Junker Honnef/Rh"
I don't remember where and when I purchase it.
39 ..... SOVIET MASTER KIT KEY
Mode MK-327 (new)
I purchased it on eBay from Russian Federation absolutly
new in the box as it shows.
Very nice manufactured with a very havy base with four with rubber feet
screwed to the steel base.
VERY FAST ON SENDING CW
Purchased on ebay.
40 ..... HEATHKIT HD-10
electronic key made by "HEATH Co. at Benton Harbor, MI.
paddle and with microswitches.
Metal case (260x100x110mm) with one loudspeaker, works under 110 or 220
This one I purchased it on eBay during 2005.