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Hi, I am a member of,  CTC#1200, MEGS#104, SKCC#9270, ECWARC#219, CWops#1149, Pro -CW # 95, Flying Pigs QRP Club FP#3136, NAQCC#6609, GTC#290, My WAB#SE 04, 3 Book Nos, 20208,20268,20310, QRA # IO93AV, Also a member of our local radio group the Craven Radio Amateur Group (CRAG). I am also a regular participant in the SideSwiper Nets  http://www.sideswipernet.org/. Past calls   OX/G4CPA,    OY/G4CPA,     and GM4CPA (Orkney).      Hobbies playing guitar. Fly tying/ fishing, 2 Border Collies, ABBY & FARNE (with green eyes!!) RIG, IC-7000, ANT G5IJ for HF, + 3 bnd vert for VHF. .I now build Sideswiper keys from the junk box,here are a few examples: its great fun trying them out. CW is a fundamental part of amateur radio.

 

 

Here is a Youtube video of me playing some blues in the key of E.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo0XFxrTzkw

 

Old fashioned design, known as a strap key.

This was my first sideswiper key that i made from junk ,also known as a Cootie key,since this i have made many different types of keys.

This is my latest creation,ingriedients,brass contacts from mains plugs,a broken harmonica,ends off a roller blind,,double sided pcb,springs from old ballpoint pens, elbow grease ! it has a nice smooth action,a joy to use ! the paddles are guitar picks of course ! contacts from old relay!.

This is my Twanger sideswiper made by Tom Withers G3HGE.

A selection of homebrew Cootie's.

 

73 de Geoff G4CPA.& May the morse be with you !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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