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Author Topic: Morse Code Telegraph Sounder???  (Read 2054 times)
N5KNG
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« on: November 18, 2002, 09:29:29 AM »

My dad said he would like a morse code (not American code) telegraph sounder for Christmas.  I see quite a few sounders on Ebay, but have no idea whether they are used for Morse code, or the American code.  I know he has an old Vibroplex key (puts out several dots when held to the side, using a mechanical, weighted spring action), and I suspect he wants to use them together.  So my questions are:

1)  How do I know if I have the right kind of sounder (most of them seem to be made by Western Electric and JH Bunnell, one was by Manhattan Electric)?

2)  What is a fair price for one that works?

3)  Do I need to get him a battery of some kind to make it all work, or will 110 VAC do the job?

Any and all comments appreciated.  Thanks in advance for your help!  Regards ... mvm.
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N0JZQ
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2002, 03:34:33 PM »

N5KNG,

Go to this website: http://www.mtechnologies.com/lta/index.htm

Morse Express sells newly manufactured sounders. It is called a KOB (Key on Board). This setup has a sounder and a straight key mounted on a wooden base. It will run off of a battery. You can attach any type of key to this setup if you want to use a different key.

I have purchased old sounders from ebay but you never know if they will work and you can still pay a hefty price for something that might not work.

As far as using the American code or the Continental code, it doesn't matter, the sounder is just a signaling device.



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W3IJD
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2003, 12:11:42 PM »

I wonder if anybody has had any luck running a "land line" morse sounder rig over the internet.  I've been playing around on CW Com.  Their website indicates one can set up morse sounders on their system but I haven't heard of anyone doing so.  Has anybody heard anything?
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