Tea bag CW key

by OH6DC

Tea bags come with many varieties, shapes and flavors.
This special one has a Morse code keying feature in it.

Its handle looks like this. A darlington transistor BC517 acts as a water sensitive switch. (I used this same circuit in my Rowing boat CW key.)

When these pieces of pc-board touch water, transistor base current will flow and transmitter is keyed.

See in this video how to make tea the CW operator's way: