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What exactly is a "straight key"?

Mar 10th 2017, 06:44

KJ6BQM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I've always used an old fashioned cheapo key. I recently bought a cheapo single paddle key with a leg mount and I was surprised to learn tha left give a series of "dah" anf the right a series of dits. I kind of like it once I got used to it, but here's the thibg - is it no longer a "straight key" so i can no longer use it with the straight key century club?
Mar 10th 2017, 23:41

WA0CBW

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I believe if the "key" makes a series of automatic dots and dashes it is not considered a straight key however there are exemptions that may apply in your case. Check their web site for more information.
Bill

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