Toaster CW key

by OH6DC

An old discarded toaster - soon to become a CW key.

Inside view before modifications.

Unnecessary parts removed. There is plenty of room inside for a homebrew QRP TRX. However I am only building a CW key this time.

(UPDATE: Link to my Toaster transceiver page)

Mains plug was replaced with 6.3mm plug and new connections were made inside the toaster.

Heating switch contacts are used for keying. The main lever spring was discarded, because tension in the contacts is enough for CW key use.

Toaster CW demonstration video: