As Hamsters, we are always on the lookout for a better mousetrap. Specifically, a better way of sending CW. About the only way to find out what works best is to try operating with various keys, consequently I suspect that CW aficionados have several keys in their collection as I have. While riding along with Mike, KI5EGH, during the 2022 Tour de Tulsa bicycling event, when we were one unit of nine with the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club who provided SAG radio coverage of the various routes, our conversation turned to CW operation. I was intrigued by Mike’s mention of a straight key that he made from the blade of a feeler gauge.
W5AWS Feeler Gauge Key
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