Straight Key: Morse code keyer

Monday, March 20th, 2017

This is just me showing off.  Bored on evening, I decided to construct a morse code key for my best friend Girlfriend.  I used parts and tooling that I had around my “lab”.  Its dead simple and used as a desk ornament though is capable of operation as a J-38 Style Key.

Parts list.

One aluminum slightly rigid stip.

Block of wood.

Two bolts flat head.  One nut for the bolts

Hacksaw and drill


Pattern out a piece of wood .25 inch thick or so.  put a hole in the aluminum strip.  Drill bots into it, in a linear parallel fashion.  Mount on board.

See attached photos.  Any questions just ask. This was built out of junk in an afternoon so not sure what else I can say about it.  For actual use solder leads and a 3.5mm male jack to the bolts for use with something like the 10 dollar 40 meter band kits.





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