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DaveInDenver 11-04-2011 09:32 AM

Telegraph Key
 
So CW hams, what is your favorite type of key and what do you think is best to learn initially on?

Straight
Dual (Iambic or not)
Bug

Looking for a proper something to drive a practice oscillator. I have enough trouble learning languages (I'm not the least bit musical, so Morse has been a tough nut to crack). Tapping on a momentary switch has zero tactile feedback and I think I need something to push against so more of my noodle is involved.

xodeuce 11-04-2011 10:16 AM

I'm actually interested in this as well. I've been (inconsistently) using http://lcwo.net/ trying to learn CW, but I'm with you. I think I'd learn it faster tying some sort of motor skill to it.

leiniesred 11-05-2011 10:51 AM

I do better practicing with a straight key. I simply hook it up to the leads on a vom meter with tone for continuity check set on the meter. Super easy to set up anywhere even if the sounds are digital and annoying.

I have a Lionel J38 and a Lionel J36 key. The J-36 bug's dit side is too fast for me to learn with even set up as slow as it will go.

I don't have a 2 paddle key and haven't played with one either.

You are welcome to borrow either or both, Dave.

Beater 11-05-2011 10:56 AM

straight. believe it or not, learning to tap on a table will do wonders. dah ditty dah dah dit.

practice phases that are catchy and real life. Call signs are a pita, so learn on reality.


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