What's the best straight key for a newbie to code?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by VA3AEX, Aug 24, 2017.

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  1. NH6MA

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    Not a collector, but before I got my Bunnell, I went to a bunch of collector sites and 'borrowed' some pics of original/restored keys and used them to compare what I was seeing for sale. Probably not the best way to determine authenticity but I was able to see non original adjusting screws, missing parts, etc.
    By the way, I like a Navy Flameproof over the J37/J38/speedx type keys.
  2. N8AFT

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    Found a few Lionel J38's on eBay this morning for under $40.
  3. N8AFT

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    N2SUB Jim; Google Linone J38 and find the page of 'More than you wanted to know about the J38 key'.
    It answers ALL your questions es more...
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  4. N8AFT

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    Lionel not Linone....
  5. K7WFM

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  6. N2SUB

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    I got a note from W7AMI. He hooked me up with a beautiful J-38. She got here Saturday and I made a few contacts yesterday afternoon with her. AND, I've made bids on a few more, different types of keys. I'm hooked, like it or not. Thanks for your help:


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  7. KQ4MM

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    You need one of these next James

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