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Build th   straight key!

All it takes is a Red Rooster silicone oven mitt (available from kitchen stores or Amazon), 2 brass brad contacts, mono plug, and a 2 conductor cable. Punch two holes, insert brads, solder it up, and you're ready for action!

Simply slip your hand inside Red's beak and flap away for flawless dits and dahs!

Key clucks optional; chirps and birdies guaranteed! Works best at the crack of dawn.

Makes a great club project.

Red says, "Time to think outside the 21 piece bucket" - build one today!


Experts in Murphy's Law: Shack Monkeys!

   Shack mascots Snowball and Keno take a late night turn at the controls. They're responsible for throwing monkey wrenches into my projects, repairs, & restorations!


The radio room sports Elecraft gear and handful of Ten Tec fine plastic radios but I do let an import sneak into the line up periodically. I particularly enjoy QSO's after dark when lights are low and dials glow. CW is my favorite mode. And I'm fortunate to share the shack with ace operator Annette N7SG.


And no shack is complete without a miniature 3" Curious George lunchbox spy radio, right?



About me

Contrary to popular belief I did not get my ticket from inside a cereal box. I was licensed the old fashioned way, in front of a mean and nasty FCC examiner. After barely graduating from Oregon State University, I worked mostly odd jobs and sometimes an even one along the way. Now retired and a full time ham, 2015 will mark my 48th year of continuous brass pounding. My other interests are few but include RV'ing, cartooning, dropping my Cooper S into 3rd gear, and jamming on my electric guitars. I am a firm believer in all play and no work. I avoid gardening at all costs.


Field Day, overnight shift.

73zzzz, John K7FD


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