Ozarkcon Wacky Keys
Walter - K5EST
Hi All, in a very few short weeks the 2021 presentation of Ozarkcon will be online, via Zoom!
To enter your "Wacky Key" creation it is an easy process.
1st... take a picture of the key
2nd...make and include a short video ~15 seconds or so will be enough for us to be able to see the key works
3rd.....send an email to wackykey@... (this is the file that the judges use for selection)
4th.....I will send you a receipt email to let you know your entry is received.
Rules are pretty simple:
1. You can't use any parts from a "real" key.
2. You must demonstrate the key or paddle by sending some CW. We must be able to copy the CW.
Now, I have access to years and years of farm equipment in several barns so a crazier than Cra Cra is easy. Heck, take a look around and there has to be something that wiggles, bends, or has hinges that would make a telegraph key. I made a straight key from a pickup truck tailgate......and it WORKED great!!! It was a bit heavy for a portable HamOut :-)
73, from the Wacky Coordinator,