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Straight key

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:58 am
Where can I get a good straight key ?

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:54 pm
by AC2C
You could get hundreds of replies, all different, to an open-ended question like this.

For me, I have an old J-38 from the mid-60s that still works well. Many of these keys are available at Hamfests or via eBay.

I also like the Navy Flameproof key and have been very happy with the Czech Army key currently available via the web.

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:28 am
by N0SSS
For a nice list of available production keys, I recommend
The list is on the right hand side of that page and should provide you with many hours of study.

I started out on a very expensive Hi-mound telegraph key. But I eventually settled on a $20 manual touch key much to my surprise. This is what my hand prefers. Every fist is different and I hope you will eventually find one that fits you perfectly.