Morse keys, keyer and accessories

Morse telegraphy is alive and kicking! Even if some say that morse telegraphy is "out", this mode is in wide and constant use by a large amateur community. When working DX or low power, CW is still the best and most efficient mode. And it's a lot of fun too!

On this page you will find:

Vibroplex Straight Keys

Traditionalist CW operation with the Vibroplex straight keys. USA "Navy style" knob. Large spring loaded lever arm for nice hand feel on the key. Two models are available:

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STRAIGHT KEY STANDARD 26300  
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STRAIGHT KEY DELUXE 26300.DELUXE 
 

STRAIGHT KEY STANDARD 26300

STRAIGHT KEY DELUXE 26300.DELUXE

STRAIGHT KEY STANDARD has a black powder-coated base, black Navy-style knob.

STRAIGHT KEY DELUXE has a chrome base and red Navy-style knob.

Order No.
26300 Straight Key Standard 214.00
26300.DELUXE Straight Key Deluxe 271.00

 

Vibroplex Standard Series Paddles

Vibroplex has long been the standard for CW operation. There are now more than 100,000 Vibroplex iambic paddles in use worldwide. Solid steel base, mechanical spring action for levers and finger pieces so the operator can adjust the key to just the right feel. 2 models are available:

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IAMBIC STANDARD 26310  
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IAMBIC DELUXE 26310.DELUXE  

IAMBIC STANDARD is a black powder-coated base, black finger pieces, standard movement.

IAMBIC DELUXE is a chrome base, red finger pieces, and the lever arm movement uses jewels on both pairs of upper and lower screws � this is the best selling Vibroplex key.

Order No.
26310 Iambic Standard 214.00
26310.DELUXE Iambic Deluxe 270.00

 

Vibrokeyer Single Lever Paddles

Vibroplex was the first company to offer a paddle for electronic keyers when the single-lever Vibrokeyer paddle was released in 1960. Solid steel base, mechanical spring action on both sides of the lever arm independently adjustable.

 

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VIBROKEYER STANDARD 26320 
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VIBROKEYER DELUXE 26320  

VIBROKEYER STANDARD is is a black powder-coated base, black finger pieces, standard movement.

VIBROKEYER DELUXE is a chrome base, red finger pieces, and the lever arm movement uses jewels on both upper and lower screws.

Order No.
26320 Vibrokeyer Standard 214.00
26320.DELUXE Vibrokeyer Deluxe 271.00

 

Semi-automatic "Bug" Keys

Vibroplex invented the "bug" back in 1905 and 109 years later is still building and selling the same key to hams worldwide. The "bug" key represents a hand back to the rich tradition of CW operation in the hobby and many of them are in use on the air today with each operator's distinctive fist giving their code transmission a unique sound on the air.

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ORIGINAL STANDARD 26330  
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ORIGINAL DELUXE 26330.DELUXE 
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BLUE RACER STANDARD 26330.BLUE  
 

ORIGINAL STANDARD is the very same key Vibroplex has been building since the start, and features a black steel base, dual spring action movement and standard adjustable key movement with black finger pieces.

ORIGINAL DELUXE is a chrome base, and like other DELUXE keys features a jewel pivot movement inside the top and bottom screws and red finger pieces. Very nice feel!

BLUE RACER STANDARD is a smaller base version of the bug, blue powdercoated base, smaller weights and size for a faster feel when sending code, and has the jeweled movements like the ORIGINAL DELUXE.

Order No.
26330 Original Standard 271.00
26330.DELUXE Original Deluxe 334.00
26330.BLUE Blue Racer Standard 316.00

 

VibroCube

VibroCube are extremely heavy morse paddles made by Vibroplex. Due to the high weight of about 2.5kg the keys remain fixed on the desk! Even during a hectic contest you won't need t ochase the key across your desk... The large paddles are closely spaced, allowing for high keying speeds and continued operation without fatigue. The steel base has a size of 89 x 89 x 38mm, the paddles are formed to reach down to the desktop to allow a relaxed operating position of the hand. The levers of the keys are built with jeweled movements for best precision and highest longevity. We offer the two models 'VibroCube Standard Upgraded' (black pulver coating) and 'Deluxe' (chrome base and parts).

 

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Morse Keyer VibroCube  
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Morse Keyer VibroCube Deluxe  

 

Order No.
26350 Standard Upgraded 310.00
26350.DELUXE Deluxe 390.00

 

Code Warrior Jr. Iambic Paddle

http://www.vibroplex.com/contents/media/code_warrior.jpgThe Code Warrior Jr. is an ideal paddle for travel and portable operation. Small and lightweight (0.75 kg), this key has a steel base, brass finger pieces and uses magnetic return action on each paddle.

Order No.
26340 Code Warrior Jr. 182.90

 

KENT Morsekeyers

This English company manufactures precision morse keys. The keys are very well built at a reasonable price. WiMo is the official representative in Germany!


Kent Straight Key

http://taggart.glg.msu.edu/wb8dqt/sk-1.jpgThe low-profile KENT morse keyer is made of massive brass following strict design criteria. The sealed bearings and silver contacts guarantee many years of problem-free use. Locking screws allow individual adjustment for arm height, tension and contact spacing. The machine-made base plate has anti-skid feet.
Supply alternatively fully assembled or as kit (assembly time approx. 1 hour).

Order No.
26210 assembled 117.00
26210.01 Kit 100.00

 

Kent Paddle

 

Precision milled paddle for squeeze key made of brass with a base plate made of black steel. Sealed bearings and silver contacts together with locking screws and acute thread guarantee many years of problem-free operation. The paddle is also available as kit.

Order No.
26200 assembled 135.00
26200.01 Kit 116.00

 

Kent Single Paddle

http://www.kent-engineers.com/singlepaddle.jpgSimilar to the twin paddle but without the ‘squeeze’-keying...

Order No.
26205 Assembled 110.00
26205.01 Kit 105.00

 

Kent KT1 Straight Key 

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Order No.
26215 KT-1 Straight Key 130.00

 

Kent Touch Keyer

http://www.kent-engineers.com/touchtwin.jpgElectronic Keyer featuring no mechanical parts. Self completing dots and dashes when touching the appropriate sensor (squeeze mode). Kit comprising all required parts, without case.

Order No.
26230 44.00

 

Bencher Morse keys

 

What makes the ideal paddle? A paddle that is perfectly responsive, light to the touch, a paddle your fingers float over and become as one. A perfect paddle is one that the operator forgets as his/her thoughts reach out, flawlessly and smoothly translated into perfect CW. A paddle with definitive yet subtle tactile feedback, friction free return, and perfect closure on every dot and dash. In another word: Bencher keys.

Order No.
26480 BY-1 Squeeze key, black lacquered base plate, chrome mechanics 199.10
26485 BY-2 Squeeze key, fully chrome plated 245.10

 

Bencher Straight Morse Key RJ-1

http://www.morseexpress.com/bencher/rj1.jpgThe Bencher RJ-1 is a classic straight morse key. The heavy steel base plate is black, all elements on top are chrome plated. The distance of the key and the spring forcec can be precisely adjusted, the screws can be fixed after adjustment is done. The key lever is mounted with a ball bearing on each side, this ensures a high stability and usability for many years to come. The large 'navy style' knob is situated very low above the table, which allows for a relaxed arm and hand position.

Order No.
26487 Bencher RJ-1 189.00

 

 

 

 

Bencher Morse HexKey

http://www.wimo.com/bilder/26490-l.jpgA morse key of a new dimension! The proven and reliable mechanics of the traditional Bencher keys has been improved with the HexKey by using magnets for the release force adjustment. Each paddle side (dot, dash) can be adjusted individually in it's force. Despite the robust mechanics the key can be operated with very subtle finger movements, perfect for precise and high speed keying. The contact width can also be adjusted individually for each side. Gold plated silver contacts give a reliable electrical contact over many years to come.

Morse keys need to have a fixed place on the operators desk. To remain at that place, even under hectic conditions, the key must be heavy - so the Bencher HexKey weighs 1.4kg! The black base plate is powerder coated, the mechanics are chrome plated. The hexagonal shape of the baseplate is perfect for a solid stand without tipping or movement. A hex key is supplied for adjustment of the release force and contact width. The operator needs to supply a cable to the radio (2 wires plus shield).

Technical Data Bencher Hex Key
Weight 1.4kg
Max. Width 130 mm
Max. Height 60 mm
Connectors 3x Screw Terminals (Dot, Dash, Ground)
Order No.
26490 Bencher Hex Squeeze Key 399.00

 

microHAM USB CAT interface with CW-Keyer
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CW-KEYER™ is a powerful CW USB interface/memory keyer based on K1EL WinKey chip and micro KEYER design. CW Keyer™ provides the unmatched CW features of the original microKEYER and a USB radio control interface in a small, readily portable package for those with no need for the audio handling capabilities of microKEYER.

CW-KEYER™ uses a single USB port can be interfaced with many logging programs for both radio control and CW transmission. CW-KEYER™ supports a PS/2 keyboard CW generation or control of the memory keyer functions (including contest serial number generation) or a PS/2 keypad for control of the memory functions. The keyboard and keypad function whether CW KEYER™ is connected to a computer or not.

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All connectors on the rear: USB, CAT, Paddles, PTT keying, CW keying, power supply and keyboard

Features of CW KEYER™

Technical Data:

Included in shipment

The CAT cable must be ordered separately (if required). Cables for PTT and CW keying are not included in shipment.

Order No.
CW-KEYER 136.50

 

Cable list for microHAM CW-Keyer and Station Master
Order No.
CWK-CIV CAT cable for all Icom with CI-V remote interface 17.90
CWK-IF232 CAT cable for various Kenwood 17.90
CWK-RS232-KY CAT cable for various Kenwood and Yaesu 17.90
CWK-DIN CAT cable for various Yaesu 17.90
CWK-MINI6 CAT cable for various Yaesu 17.90
CWK-MINI8 CAT cable for various Yaesu 17.90
CWK-RS232-T CAT cable for Yaesu, TenTec etc. 17.90
CWK-RS232-YX CAT cable for Yaesu FT-847 17.90
CWK-RS232-E CAT cable for Elecraft 17.90
CWK-RS2322ST CAT cable for TenTec Omni V 17.90

 

CW-KEYER List of CAT cables
CWK-CIV Icom All Icom with CI-V interface, TenTec Omni VI, VI+
CWK-IF232 Kenwood TS-50, TS-60, TS-140, TS-440, TS-450, TS-680, TS-690, TS-711, TS-790, TS-811, TS-850, TS-940, TS-950
TS-50, TS-60: requires IF-10D
TS-140, TS-680: requires IF-10C
TS-711, TS-811: requires IF-10A
TS-940: requires IF-10B
CWK-RS232-KY Kenwood/Yaesu TS-480, TS-570, TS-590S, TS-870, TS-2000
FT-1000MP / MARKV / Field, FT-2000, FT-950, FT-DX3000
CWK-DIN Yaesu FT-736, FT-747, FT-767, FT-980, FT-990, FT-1000, FT-1000D
FT-990: requires ROM version 1.3
FT-1000/1000D: requires ROM version 6.0
CWK-MINI6 Yaesu FT-757GX-II, FT-840, FT-890, FT-900
CWK-MINI8 Yaesu FT-100, FT-817, FT-857, FT-897
CWK-RS232-T Yaesu,TenTec FT-920, TEN TEC Argonaut V, Jupiter, Orion, Pegasus
CWK-RS232-YX Yaesu FT-847

 

10-Keypad
10er Tastatur

The 10 Keypad is directly connected to the microKEYER and allows control of various CW functions, like recall of stored standard buffers, adjusting speed and many more. The RTTY functions require a full PS/2 keyboard (a USB keyboard will not work!).

Order No.
MK-KEYPAD 10 keypad 25.40

Miniatur CW Memory-Keyer PK-4

Extremely small memory keyer for all radios.
Key speed from 8 to 50 WPM, adjustable character weighting, adjustable repeat delay.
Four memory slots with space for a total of 120 characters, each available by individual buttons. Programming is done via paddle. Connector with 3.5mm jack with ca. 1m cable to the radio, built-in sidetone (can be turned off). Power-saving mode with batteries (2x AAA micro), ideal for contest, portable use and at home.

Order No.
PK-4 49.00

 

CW-Keyer Tiny

Morse keyer for PC keyboards
Microporocessor controlled unit, enabling you to send Morse telegraphy with any stand PC keyboard (PS/2 connector). Many functions like memories, loops, contest sequence numbers, beacon id etc. are available with the integrated software. Works without a PC, requires 7 to 15V DC. Power consumption max. 50mA, incl. keyboard.

Order No.
CWK-TINY 44.00

 

Download: CWK-Tiny Manual (English) (PDF, En, 400KB)
Download: Review of from "Funkamateur" 12/2003 (German, PDF, ca. 268kb)

 

Morse Tutor MFJ-418
MFJ-418

Want to learn morse code? Then this is the right device for you. No PC or other equipment needed, small and battery operated, fits anywhere.

Features

Order No.
MFJ-418 113.90

 

Morse decoder MFJ-461
MFJ-461

Is your CW rusty? Relax and place this tiny pocket size portable MFJ Morse Code / CW Reader near your receiver's speaker. Then watch Morse code signals turn into solid text messages as they scroll across an easy-to-read LC Display. No cables to hook-up, no computer, no interface, no other equipment needed! Use it as a backup in case you miscopy a few characters. It makes working high speed CW a breeze -- even if you're rusty. Practice by copying alone with the MFJ-461. It'll help you learn the code and increase your speed as you instantly see if you're right or wrong. Eavesdrop on interesting Morse code QSOs from hams all over the world. It's a universal language that's underestood the world over in all languages.

Order No.
MFJ-461 113.90

 

Morse decoder and keyer MFJ-464
MFJ-464

Morse decoder and keyer in one small box. The MFJ-464 uses the same decoder as the MFJ-461 (functions see above). Additionally to the decoder it offers a morse keyer to which you can connect either a paddle, a keyboard or a computer. The sent morse characters are displayed on a two line LC display, speed and volume are regulated by controsl on the front.

The given with an attached paddle characters are decoded by the device, but not the sign of a connected hand key.

Order No.
MFJ-464 253.00

 

CW Memory Keyer MFJ-495

MFJ-495

CW Memory Keyer in a compact housing. The MFJ-495 has a keyer can connect to a paddle, a computer keyboard or a PC. Saved characters can be continuously repeated. You can add additional breaks in which the keyer serial numbers or commands inserts. The output is a well-read, two-line LC Display. The output rate and volume can be adjusted via controls on the front. On the back are ports for keyboard, straight key, paddle, computer and a remote control port. About this remote control port, the keyer can be remote controlled directly from a contest software.

Order No.
MFJ-495 199.00

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