When I was a teenager, 61 years ago, I saw a U.S. Navy manual with a photo
of a Mon-Key. It was a WWII era manual. At the top and botomof the pare
was printed "Confidential". Evidently the keyer was important enough to
warrant being classified hardware.
I had a teen buddy who had one and we used it to work SS in 1958.
On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 3:40 PM, Chuck Guenther <charles9...@att.net> wrote:
> I used a HA-1 keyer during the early 1960's. However, it was not the
> first successful commercial electronic keyer!
> It was my third keyer. My first keyer was the "Mon Key," which did not
> have self-completing code elements, and my second was a Eldico, which was
> self-completing. Both these earlier keyers had built in paddles.
> 73, Chuck NI0C
> On 3/03/2018, Kent Trimble wrote:
> I did a Show-N-Tell with our club’s CW class last Saturday using my
> 46-year old Hallicrafters T.O. Keyer so they could operate the first
> successful commercial electronic keyer, and to underscore how viable
> vintage tube gear still can be."
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