A Few More Keys
This is the R.O.F. Morse key after modification by removing the cable assembly and the connector socket. Leaving only the two wires to the front contacts. Then added on top over the holes left by the cable and connector, added the small insulated platform to mount the two terminals. Works great. Another reason to remove the cable assembly is all the wires inside that assembly had brittle insulation that crumbled if moved. All dried up. This Clansman Morse Key is a vehicle and fixed station robust key. Made by the Royal Ordnamce Factory in Blackpool, England. These keys were used with the VRC-321, VRC-353, and the Clansman backpack radios such as the PRC-319, and the PRC-320 when in a stationary role. The cable usually on it terminates with a 7-pin standard Clansman audio plug. The Clansman sets have been in use by British forces since the early 1980's. The first active use being by the 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment in the Falkland Islands operation in 1982. Info from 9H1BPI key collector.