MORSE KEYS COLLECTION
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41 ..... LIONEL MORSE CODE KEY
The telegraph that won the second world
It's a J-38 key mounted on a black bakelite base, and made by Lionel Corporation, New York.
Purchased and received from somewhere in California, USA
42 .....TEN-TEC ELECTRONIC KEY
|The very rare Model KR-20A
Single Lever Keyer/Paddle.
Paddle actuation force is factory adjusted for rhythmic smooth
keying. Contact adjustments on front. Weighting factor factory
set for optimum smoothness and articulation. Over-ride "straight
key" conviently located for emphasis, QRS sending or tune-up.
Reed relay output. Side-tone generator with adjustable level.
Self-completing characters. Plug-in circuit board. For 117 VAC,
50-60 Hz or 6-14 VDC. Finished in etched aluminum panel and black
textured top and sides.
Reed Relay: 15 volt-amp contacts, 400 volts,
6 to 50 WPM.
Keyed to start with paddle actuation.
Generation: Self-completing dits and
Dit length increased approximately 10% @ 20 WPM.
(Can be changed internally.)
Sawtooth waveform. App. 1 volt peak-to-peak,
open circuit, max. Frequency app. 500 Hz,
internally changeable. Output impedance 15 ohms.
105 - 125 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz or 6 to 14 VDC @ 125 -
1 Integrated Circuit, 9 Transistors, 13 Diodes.
Purchased to a friend in Portugal (CT1XN).
Corps J-48-A hand key.
This is the key that clips inside the cover of the BC-654 receiver-transmitter
(part of SCR-284).
The base is stamped with J-48-A (under the knob). It is comprised
of an insulated hand key with skirted knob, on an aluminum base
with an aluminum cover.
Usually found with a short cord terminated in a PL-55 plug,
but his one doesn't have it.
Under the cover is a bakelite-based J-37 key.
This is in good condition. There are the usual small chips in
This key was bought in a store of electronic equipment from
ships for scrapping here in my home town.
44 ..... J-38 MORSE KEY MADE IN JAPAN
45 ..... HEATHKIT uMATIC ELECTRONIC KEY
Model: SA 5010
This Heathkit morse code key was the best choice regarding
electronic keyer of it's time.
Includes removable capacity touch iambic paddles.
Up to 10 buffers for the storage of text or command
Features a speed from 1 to 99 words per minute. Four-level
random practice mode allows 6.400 different practice sessions.
Rear panel jack allows use of a mechanical paddle along with
the SA-5010. CMOS memory with battery backup and built-in
side tone oscillator and speaker.
This one works under 220 volts of power suplly with it's proper
I think it's a rare item and a very nice manufactured by Heathkit.
Purchased a few years ago on one ebay auction.
46 ..... IKARUS MORSE CODE KEY
|These photos show the item as I recieve it from Greece. No work
to be done unless a general cleaning. It's in perfect condition.....nice
Produced during 1976 in IKARUS FACTORY as the Hungarian practice
It shows on the bottom, besides the factory mark and the year,
it's serial number "0140".
Purchased and received on one ebay auction during November/2009
from Apostolos Bourousis, Athens, Greece (SV1EDY)
# 47 .....
Clansman Robust Vehicle Morse Key
The vehicle and fix station robust Clansman Morse Key.
It is used with the VRC-321, VRC-353, can also be used with
Clansman back-pack radios such as PRC-319, PRC-320 when used
in a stationary role. The cable terminates with a 7 pin standard
Clansman audio plug.
It is a great morse key to use and can easily be modified
and used with other radio equipment. NSN: 5805-99-652-6572
This key was kindly offered by CT1AGI.
48 ..... DIGI-YAMA ELECTRONIC KEYER
It has two cables. One with the jack to join the transciever and
the other one to 220v power suplly. This key has a plate with
an electronic circuit and a speaker. No visible memory batteries
or place for them.
Purchesed and received from one old friend CT1BRM.
49 ..... GERMAN "MOUSE" KEY
|Usually known as "MOUSE KEY" due to its
configuration. and small enough to fit into the lid of the bakelite box.
Manufactured during World War II in Germany during 1941 to 1944. It's
the first variant with knob semicircular.
The basic key was used by the Heer (not the Luftwaffe) and was
TaP (Taste Paula), and there was a
smaller version of it, the TKP (Taste Kleine
Paula). This one was used for example with the SuTel40 (Summer
Telegraf) of the Wehrmacht.
This key is in very good condition. On the bottom of the case it is matked "TKP" and also "T1ZOE".
Thanks this info from CSABA MAGDÓ, Hungary.
Purchesed and received from Ionia, Michigan, USA
50 ..... HEATHKIT CODE OSCILATOR
| This is a very old code oscilator from Heathkit that I purchased
a lot of years ago when I start re-learning morse code.
It's powered with one 9 volt battery and works perfectly with
any key through the front jack.
I no longer remember where and when it was purchased.,,,,,,