Onion chopper CW key

by OH6DC

Never shed tears again while sending CW!

All those strong-smelling Morse code fumes will be contained in the glass jar, and not floating free to make you cry.

Chopper opened for showing techincal details. A piece of pc-board is glued on the original wooden plate and the other keying wire is soldered to it.

The other wire goes to this TV-antenna plug. No, there are no RF signals here. The plug just happened to be available and suitable. Its purpose is to connect the wire to the chopper shaft and to reduce the shaft's movement.

It moves like this: