KN5L's Morse Picture Page
This morse picture page has pictures of morse related items such as keys
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|This Iambic and straight pair belong to Bill, WB5ZAM. Bill mounted a Bencher Iambic and Lionel straight key on a single base. The Lionel key was one from a garage sale find.|
|This Flame Proof Navy Key belongs to Bill, WB5ZAM. It is a a put together project from a swapfest find.|
|This Vibroplex Iambic Deluxe Key belongs to Bill, WB5ZAM. It is a recent acquisition from Carl Smith's, K5SO, SK estate.|
|This Stan Hails, W9WBL, V22 Iambic Key belongs to Bill, WB5ZAM. It is a recent acquisition from Carl Smith's, K5SO, SK estate.|
|This Vibroplex Standard Straight Key belongs to Tom, KG4CUY. Tom used this key during the 2003 Straight Key Night (SKN).|
|The Vibroplex Company has been around since 1890. Shown is the Vibroplex Iambic Deluxe paddle purchased 112 years later by Wayne, W0ZW. It features a highly polished chrome base as well as top parts and brass name plate. Wayne uses his paddle with the Logikey Model K-3 Keyer that KN5L convinced him to buy.|
|Here is a picture of the Bencher Non-iambic paddle that belongs to Walt, K1QS. It is Non-iambic because he never was able to master the use of an iambic "squeeze" key. This key is like new, Walt RARELY operates CW.|
|This Wm. M. Nye Company SSK-001 Super Squeeze Key and Logikey Model K-3 Keyer belong to KN5L. The first memory button is "KN5L." K1QS said that the second button, therefore must send "R 5NN TU."|
|Many, many years ago, in ancient times, this key was used by a fledgling novice amateur. The key is inscribed 'telegraph key' 'A T & T CO' and also 'Western Electric Co' and was used by Walt, K1QS during his first year in amateur radio, starting in November, 1957 (told you this was ancient history)|
|Over 15 years ago, Bill, WB5ZAM, wanted to get Walt active on CW. He found this key at a garage sale and gave it to walt as a special project gift. This is a bug manufactured by Vibroplex, Inc, 825 Broadway, New York, and carries the serial number 90055, which dates to about 1923. Knowing Walt, it won't be refurbished in another 15 years!|
|This new Wm. M. Nye Company 310-001 Speed-X Oval Key on a Nye base belongs to KN5L. It is never too late to start a key collection!|
|After going so long without working CW, Walt, K1QS, has added these
keys to his collection.
The Vibrokeyer is for use with the keyer.
|The "blue" bug is hoping someone can identify its manufacturer.|
|The "coffin" key is a fine example from Lafayette Radio.|
|The Vibroplex bug is a bug like I used to use.|