Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Morse Key and Paddle

I am trying to learn morse code again. Back in the early 1980's I started to learn morse but gave it away. Now I am trying again. I have these two mounted on a base and after recent encouragement I have repaired the straight key. It had a lot of sideways play in the pivot and was somewhat erratic when used. I pulled it to bits and with a little filling and light tapping removed the play.

The two shown are a Galbraith GK-11 Paddle and a W.T. No 2 MKII straight key.

Both are classic morse keys and worth a lot more than the $11 I paid for them. Thanks Pete ZL2AUB for passing them on to me.

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