Re: Straight Key

Louis Axeman <n8la@...>

There is also an Army training film covering the same subject on YouTube somewhere.  As I understand it, or perhaps misunderstand it,  "straight key" covers purely mechanical keying devices such as bugs and sideswipers as well as "conventional hand keys."  I think SKCC considers all of these devices to be straight keys.  I like what I call "conventional hand keys" best for real "handmade" CW.  Just thought I would throw my $.02 worth in.
Lou, N8LA  

From: Bob Baxter
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 6:50 PM
Subject: [4sqrp] Straight Key
This link is to a WW2 Navy training film teaching proper straight key technique.  It has helped me but I've still got a long way to go to catch up with the sailors in the film.


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