THE JRC KY-3A MORSE KEY
This photo shows the real nice JRC KY-3A received from England March 1st 2008. The background photo is of the MV Shenshi, a Japanese built 170,000 ton ore carrier ship (1977). This key came out of the ship's radio room once the ship went GMDSS. Probably not supplied with original equipment but obtained separately by the Radio Officer for his own use on board. An excellent key with a great solid feel when sending morse.
GERMAN TELEFUNKEN/SIEMENS KEY
Here is a photo of an excellent heavy Morse key with a Peg in the back end for inserting in place "A" or "B" for circuit connections. Presently the Peg is in place "B". Reminds me of the early Siemens & Halske type of key. No maker's name or model number. Fine key to use on the air. Worked 103 CW contacts on 160 meters 12/4/2011. More info later on.
TMC GPR-90 RECEIVER AND GSB-1 ADAPTER
This is a photo of the recently received TMC(Technical Material Corporation) GPR-90 Radio Receiver and the GSB-1 SSB Adapter. A nice classic addition to the shack for radiotelegraph reception and SSB. From the 1950;s this equipment with glowing tubes and warm dial lights is fun to operate. Some reading of the instructions is needed, but all part of the fun. More info later, connected to inverted L antenna, a high wire, good for reception. Had severe hum on receive in the GSB-1 SSB Adapter. Changed out electrolytic capacitor C36a, b, c, and d. All inside one can, so did all separate capacitors. Works great now. No hum at all. Newer Photo now adds the English Smiths Astral Ships Radio Room Clock and a lamp.