Keys - Morse
These are the ones used since Samuel Morse's times. There are chap and nasty ones and also very elaborate ones.
Semi Automatic Keys
Also called "Bugs". They are mechanical devices that generate dots by pressing the keying lever to the right. The speed at which the dots are generated can be adjusted mechanically. Dashes are created by pressing the keying lever to the left. The operator determines length of these.
Also called El-bugs. They generate dots and dashes electronically. The speed of the code can be adjusted. Older versions of El-bugs also allow you to set the ratio between dot and pause.
Straight and semi-automatic keys can be bought from VK2DLF.
|Apparatus||Keys - Morse * Kits * Radio/PC Interfaces * Receivers and transceivers * Software Defined Radio (SDR) * Vintage Radio|
|Manufacturers||Alinco * Elecraft * Flex Radio Systems * MFJ * Icom * Kenwood * RF-Space * Ten Tec * Yaesu|
|Transceivers||Alinco DX-70TH * Elecraft K1 * Elecraft K2 * Hendricks QRP Kits * Icom * Kenwood * Yaesu|
|Projects||Build a simple 160 metre receiver * Powering a hand held transceiver from an AC power supply|