Morse keys, keyer and accessories

Morse telegraphy is alive and kicking! Even if some say that morse telegraphy is "out", this mode is in wide and constant use by a large amateur community. When working DX or low power, CW is still the best and most efficient mode. And it's a lot of fun too!

On this page you will find:

New Vibroplex Straight Keys

Traditionalist CW operation with the Vibroplex straight keys. USA "Navy style" knob. Large spring loaded lever arm for nice hand feel on the key. Two models are available:

Straight Key Deluxe
Zoom

STRAIGHT KEY STANDARD 26300
Straight Key Deluxe
Zoom

STRAIGHT KEY DELUXE 26300.DELUXE

STRAIGHT KEY STANDARD has a black powder-coated base, black Navy-style knob.

STRAIGHT KEY DELUXE has a chrome base and red Navy-style knob.

Order No.
26300 Straight Key Standard 175.00 € Buy now New
26300.DELUXE Straight Key Deluxe 225.00 € Buy now New
Info freight charges

New Vibroplex Standard Series Paddles

Vibroplex has long been the standard for CW operation. There are now more than 100,000 Vibroplex iambic paddles in use worldwide. Solid steel base, mechanical spring action for levers and finger pieces so the operator can adjust the key to just the right feel. 2 models are available:

Iambic Keyer
Zoom

IAMBIC STANDARD 26310
Iambic Keyer Deluxe
Zoom

IAMBIC DELUXE 26310.DELUXE

IAMBIC STANDARD is a black powder-coated base, black finger pieces, standard movement.

IAMBIC DELUXE is a chrome base, red finger pieces, and the lever arm movement uses jewels on both pairs of upper and lower screws – this is the best selling Vibroplex key.

Order No.
26310 Iambic Standard 199.00 € Buy now New
26310.DELUXE Iambic Deluxe 225.00 € Buy now New
Info freight charges

New Vibrokeyer Single Lever Paddles

Vibroplex was the first company to offer a paddle for electronic keyers when the single-lever Vibrokeyer paddle was released in 1960. Solid steel base, mechanical spring action on both sides of the lever arm independently adjustable.


VIBROKEYER STANDARD 26320

VIBROKEYER DELUXE 26320

VIBROKEYER STANDARD is is a black powder-coated base, black finger pieces, standard movement.

VIBROKEYER DELUXE is a chrome base, red finger pieces, and the lever arm movement uses jewels on both upper and lower screws.

Order No.
26320 Vibrokeyer Standard 175.00 € Buy now New
26320.DELUXE Vibrokeyer Deluxe 225.00 € Buy now New
Info freight charges

New Semi-automatic "Bug" Keys

Vibroplex invented the "bug" back in 1905 and 109 years later is still building and selling the same key to hams worldwide. The "bug" key represents a hand back to the rich tradition of CW operation in the hobby and many of them are in use on the air today with each operator's distinctive fist giving their code transmission a unique sound on the air.

Vibroplex Original Standard
Zoom

ORIGINAL STANDARD 26330
Vibroplex Original Standard Deluxe
Zoom

ORIGINAL DELUXE 26330.DELUXE
Blue Racer Standard
Zoom

BLUE RACER STANDARD 26330.BLUE

ORIGINAL STANDARD is the very same key Vibroplex has been building since the start, and features a black steel base, dual spring action movement and standard adjustable key movement with black finger pieces.

ORIGINAL DELUXE is a chrome base, and like other DELUXE keys features a jewel pivot movement inside the top and bottom screws and red finger pieces. Very nice feel!

BLUE RACER STANDARD is a smaller base version of the bug, blue powdercoated base, smaller weights and size for a faster feel when sending code, and has the jeweled movements like the ORIGINAL DELUXE.

Order No.
26330 Original Standard 225.00 € Buy now New
26330.DELUXE Original Deluxe 279.00 € Buy now New
26330.BLUE Blue Racer Standard 269.00 € Buy now New
Info freight charges

New VibroCube

VibroCube are extremely heavy morse paddles made by Vibroplex. Due to the high weight of about 2.5kg the keys remain fixed on the desk! Even during a hectic contest you won't need t ochase the key across your desk... The large paddles are closely spaced, allowing for high keying speeds and continued operation without fatigue. The steel base has a size of 89 x 89 x 38mm, the paddles are formed to reach down to the desktop to allow a relaxed operating position of the hand. The levers of the keys are built with jeweled movements for best precision and highest longevity. We offer the two models 'VibroCube Standard Upgraded' (black pulver coating) and 'Deluxe' (chrome base and parts).

VibroCube Standard Upgraded Morste Keyer Morse Keyer VibroCube
VibroCube Deluxe Morse Keyer VibroCube Deluxe
Order No.
26350 Standard Upgraded 248.00 € Buy now New
26350.DELUXE Deluxe 328.00 € Buy now New
Info freight charges

New Code Warrior Jr. Iambic Paddle

The Code Warrior Jr. is an ideal paddle for travel and portable operation. Small and lightweight (0.75 kg), this key has a steel base, brass finger pieces and uses magnetic return action on each paddle.

Order No.
26340 Code Warrior Jr. 159.00 € Buy now New
Info freight charges

KENT Morsetasten


This English company manufactures precision morse keys. The keys are very well built at a reasonable price. WiMo is the official representative in Germany!


Kent Straight Key

The low-profile KENT morse keyer is made of massive brass following strict design criteria. The sealed bearings and silver contacts guarantee many years of problem-free use. Locking screws allow individual adjustment for arm height, tension and contact spacing. The machine-made base plate has anti-skid feet.
Supply alternatively fully assembled or as kit (assembly time approx. 1 hour).

Order No.
26210 assembled 117.00 € Buy now
26210.01 Kit 100.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Kent Paddle

Kent paddle

Precision milled paddle for squeeze key made of brass with a base plate made of black steel. Sealed bearings and silver contacts together with locking screws and acute thread guarantee many years of problem-free operation. The paddle is also available as kit.

Order No.
26200 assembled 135.00 € Buy now
26200.01 Kit 116.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Kent Single Paddle

Similar to the twin paddle but without the ‘squeeze’-keying...

Order No.
26205 Assembled 110.00 € Buy now
26205.01 Kit 105.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Kent KT1 Straight Key

Professional key made of brass and steel base plate, black bearings, silver plated contacts.

Order No.
26215 KT-1 Straight Key 130.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Kent Touch Keyer

Electronic Keyer featuring no mechanical parts. Self completing dots and dashes when touching the appropriate sensor (squeeze mode). Kit comprising all required parts, without case.

Order No.
26230 44.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Bencher Morse keys


What makes the ideal paddle? A paddle that is perfectly responsive, light to the touch, a paddle your fingers float over and become as one. A perfect paddle is one that the operator forgets as his/her thoughts reach out, flawlessly and smoothly translated into perfect CW. A paddle with definitive yet subtle tactile feedback, friction free return, and perfect closure on every dot and dash. In another word: Bencher keys.

Order No.
26480 BY-1 Squeeze key, black lacquered base plate, chrome mechanics 134.00 € Buy now
26485 BY-2 Squeeze key, fully chrome plated 167.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Bencher Morse HexKey


A morse key of a new dimension! The proven and reliable mechanics of the traditional Bencher keys has been improved with the HexKey by using magnets for the release force adjustment. Each paddle side (dot, dash) can be adjusted individually in it's force. Despite the robust mechanics the key can be operated with very subtle finger movements, perfect for precise and high speed keying. The contact width can also be adjusted individually for each side. Gold plated silver contacts give a reliable electrical contact over many years to come.

Morse keys need to have a fixed place on the operators desk. To remain at that place, even under hectic conditions, the key must be heavy - so the Bencher HexKey weighs 1.4kg! The black base plate is powerder coated, the mechanics are chrome plated. The hexagonal shape of the baseplate is perfect for a solid stand without tipping or movement. A hex key is supplied for adjustment of the release force and contact width. The operator needs to supply a cable to the radio (2 wires plus shield).

Technical Data Bencher Hex Key
Weight 1.4kg
Max. Width 130 mm
Max. Height 60 mm
Connectors 3x Screw Terminals (Dot, Dash, Ground)
Order No.
26490 Bencher Hex Squeeze Key 368.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

microHAM USB CAT interface with CW-Keyer


Bild microHAM CW-Keyer Vorderseite

CW-KEYER™ is a powerful CW USB interface/memory keyer based on K1EL WinKey chip and micro KEYER design. CW Keyer™ provides the unmatched CW features of the original microKEYER and a USB radio control interface in a small, readily portable package for those with no need for the audio handling capabilities of microKEYER.

CW-KEYER™ uses a single USB port can be interfaced with many logging programs for both radio control and CW transmission. CW-KEYER™ supports a PS/2 keyboard CW generation or control of the memory keyer functions (including contest serial number generation) or a PS/2 keypad for control of the memory functions. The keyboard and keypad function whether CW KEYER™ is connected to a computer or not.


Bild microHAM CW-Keyer Rückseite

All connectors on the rear: USB, CAT, Paddles, PTT keying, CW keying, power supply and keyboard


Features of CW KEYER™

  • No COM or LPT port necessary, just one USB port
  • Complete "Computer <-> Radio" electrical isolation
  • Compatible with most standard MS Windows based logging or control software
  • Integrated computer control port for all radios CI-V, FIF-232, IF-232, RS-232
  • Integrated superior K1EL WinKey™ chip with extended capabilities for superior CW
    • front panel speed knob
    • nine (9) user programmable memories
    • PS/2 keyboard/keypad support for direct CW sending
    • PS/2 keyboard/keypad support for instant CW message playback and function handling
    • PS/2 keyboard/keypad CW works without computer connection
    • pecisely timed auto PTT
    • selectable side tone
    • all parameters are stored inside the CW KEYER memory and reloaded after power up
  • Strong RFI immunity
  • Quick change connectors
  • Front panel LEDs for easy visual feedback of CW and PTT
  • Metal/Aluminum case, powder coated and silk screened
  • Free, time unlimited firmware/software upgrades via internet

Technical Data:

  • USB 2.0 Full Speed or USB 1.1
  • Power requirements:
    • USB side max. 100mA
    • Transceiver side max. 100mA @13.8V (max. 16V)
  • Radioport: RxD, TxD max. 57600 Bd, TTL Pegel, Open Collector, RS232
  • CW: Open Collector, max. 30V/400mA
  • PTT: Open Collector max. 30V/400mA
  • Sizes: 103x44x85 WxHxD
  • Weight: 600g

Included in shipment

  • CW-Keyer
  • USB Cable
  • CD with drivers and documentation
  • DC connector

The CAT cable must be ordered separately (if required). Cables for PTT and CW keying are not included in shipment.

Order No.
CW-KEYER 136.50 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Cable list for microHAM CW-Keyer and Station Master

Order No.
CWK-CIV CAT cable for all Icom with CI-V remote interface (List) 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-IF232 CAT cable for various Kenwood (List) 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-RS232-KY CAT cable for various Kenwood and Yaesu (List) 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-DIN CAT cable for various Yaesu (List) 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-MINI6 CAT cable for various Yaesu (List) 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-MINI8 CAT cable for various Yaesu (List) 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-RS232-T CAT cable for Yaesu, TenTec etc. (List) 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-RS232-YX CAT cable for Yaesu FT-847 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-RS232-E CAT cable for Elecraft 17.90 € Buy now
CWK-RS2322ST CAT cable for TenTec Omni V 17.90 € Buy now
Info freight charges

CW-KEYER List of CAT cables

CWK-CIV Icom All Icom with CI-V interface, TenTec Omni VI, VI+  
CWK-IF232 Kenwood TS-50, TS-60, TS-140, TS-440, TS-450, TS-680, TS-690, TS-711, TS-790, TS-811, TS-850, TS-940, TS-950
TS-50, TS-60: requires IF-10D
TS-140, TS-680: requires IF-10C
TS-711, TS-811: requires IF-10A
TS-940: requires IF-10B
 
CWK-RS232-KY Kenwood/Yaesu TS-480, TS-570, TS-590S, TS-870, TS-2000
FT-1000MP / MARKV / Field, FT-2000, FT-950, FT-DX3000
 
CWK-DIN Yaesu FT-736, FT-747, FT-767, FT-980, FT-990, FT-1000, FT-1000D
FT-990: requires ROM version 1.3
FT-1000/1000D: requires ROM version 6.0
 
CWK-MINI6 Yaesu FT-757GX-II, FT-840, FT-890, FT-900  
CWK-MINI8 Yaesu FT-100, FT-817, FT-857, FT-897  
CWK-RS232-T Yaesu,TenTec FT-920, TEN TEC Argonaut V, Jupiter, Orion, Pegasus  
CWK-RS232-YX Yaesu FT-847  

10-Keypad

10er Tastatur

The 10 Keypad is directly connected to the microKEYER and allows control of various CW functions, like recall of stored standard buffers, adjusting speed and many more. The RTTY functions require a full PS/2 keyboard (a USB keyboard will not work!).

Order No.
MK-KEYPAD 10 keypad 25.40 € Buy now
Info freight charges



CW-Keyer Tiny


Morse keyer for PC keyboards
Microporocessor controlled unit, enabling you to send Morse telegraphy with any stand PC keyboard (PS/2 connector). Many functions like memories, loops, contest sequence numbers, beacon id etc. are available with the integrated software. Works without a PC, requires 7 to 15V DC. Power consumption max. 50mA, incl. keyboard.


  • Eight standard text memories (4x 32 chars, 4x 64 chars), retains contents after power down
  • One Quick memory, e.g. note the call of your partner for easy recall
  • Two keying speeds selectable on the fly by hitting the enter key.
  • Speed control coarse or fine
  • Seven different training programs
  • Individual weighing of dash/dot/pause
  • Usual traffic signs like BK, AR,SK available with Alt-key
  • Automatic contest sequence generation (Nulls either a s"T" or "0")
  • Continous keying for tuning purposes
  • Visual feedback for memory overflow or errors
  • Beacon mode allows programmable delays
  • Programmable control pin (output) e.g. for power selection of a beacon
  • The latest version supports the new '@' character
Order No.
CWK-TINY 39.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

A customer writes:

From: nigel
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 6:40 PM
To: wimo
Subject: CWK-Tiny

Dear Sir,  I would like to give you some feedback on my recent purchase
of the CW keyer Tiny.  The item arrived very quickly, you made an effort
to post to me before your holiday.  I found the product information
clear, and fitted the board inside a standard keyboard.

I had one difficulty which I would like to pass on to you.  When the
keyer and keyboard are used in my home location with external HF/VHF
antenna the performance was perfect, my station being FT897 plus G5RV
antenna.
However on holiday using long wire or magnetic loop, the problem of RF
on the keyline occured.  This resulted in letters keyed not being sent
to the rig.  I solved this putting a ferrite clipon on the keyline.  You
may wish to add a note to your infomation should others have this
problem.  I have only just started using the basics, but will learn to
use the special features you have included in due course.  I am very
pleased with my purchase and will pass on your firm details to my
friends.  Many thanks

Nigel M0NDE

MFJ Morse-Tutor, -Decoder, -Keyer


Morse Tutor

MFJ-418

Want to learn morse code? Then this is the right device for you. No PC or other equipment needed, small and battery operated, fits anywhere.


Features

  • Beginner's Course
    QST rate MFJ tutors "the clear choice for beginners". Follows ARRL/VEC format. Learn small fixed sets of characters. Previously learned sets are combined with new sets to reinforce all you have learned.
  • InstantReplay
    Practice copying, then instantly replay to check your copy on the LC display.
  • Custom Character Sets
    Having trouble with certain characters? Build and save 3 custom sets of 16 characters for extra practice -- an MFJ exclusive.
  • Realistic Plain English QSOs
    Practice copying realistic on-the-air style plain English random QSOs. Gets you ready to pass your FCC test and upgrade. Also builds confidence for your first real contact.
  • MFJ Word Recognition Mode
    MFJ's word Recognition Mode gives you hundreds of commonly used words in ham radio. Practice recognizing entire words instead of individual letters. Learn to copy words without writing it down. Carry on an entire CW QSO without paper -- just like pros on 40 Meter CW. You can also save 10 words of your choice for word recognition practice -- an MFJ exclusive.
  • You'll never run out of practice
    Select letter, number, punctuation, prosign or FCC character sets (has only letters, numbers and prosigns required on FCC tests), random call signs, random words, QSO's or combination sets for practice -- you'll never run out of study material! You can even make up and save your own words and character sets for practice.
  • MFJ InteractiveMode
    InteractiveMode lets you decide when to copy the next or previous group and how many -- great for beginners!
  • Normal or Farnsworth
    Select normal or Farnsworth spacing. Farnsworth makes it easier to learn entire characters. Stop counting individual dots and dashes that slows learning! Farnsworth character speed is adjustable 10 to 60 Words-Per-Minute for high-speed practice.
  • Fixed or Random Length Groups
    Use fixed length or more realistic random length groups (Up to 8 characters).
  • Change speed on the Fly
    You can change speed on the fly while playing a session 3 to 60 words-per-minute.
  • Settingsaver
    Setting are automatically saved, ready to use next time -- no more #$%@ resets! Turn it on, hit replay. Go back to practice!
  • No Instruction Manual Needed
    Choose from easy - to - use menus on LCD. Simple 3 button operation.
  • Large LC Display
    Check your copy, select from menus and program custom characters and words on 2 line LC display with 32 huge 1/4 inch high-contrast characters -- powerful sound and sight learning!
  • MilkySmoothSidetone
    Only MFJ gives you SilkySmooth Sidetone with TruTone sinewave and SoftStart dots/dashes -- lets you concentrate on learning without the distraction of harsh keyclicks. Use earphones for private practice or built-in speaker for groups. Adjustable volume. Loud powerful audio amplifier. Variable pitch 300 - 1000Hz
  • True Pocket Size
    Fits in your shirt pocket with room to spare -- smaller than a pack of cigarettes. Tiny 2.25x3.75x1in. Weighs less than 5.5 ounces. Uses 9 volt battery (Not included).
  • Tapes can't compare
    Tapes play the same old boring stuff over and over again. Unlike tapes, you'll never memorize the MFJ-418 random code sessions. You'll pay more for a few sets of code tapes. The MFJ-418 is less money, much more fun and far more effective.
Order No.
MFJ-418 99.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Morse decoder MFJ-461

MFJ-461

Is your CW rusty? Relax and place this tiny pocket size portable MFJ Morse Code / CW Reader near your receiver's speaker. Then watch Morse code signals turn into solid text messages as they scroll across an easy-to-read LC Display. No cables to hook-up, no computer, no interface, no other equipment needed! Use it as a backup in case you miscopy a few characters. It makes working high speed CW a breeze -- even if you're rusty. Practice by copying alone with the MFJ-461. It'll help you learn the code and increase your speed as you instantly see if you're right or wrong. Eavesdrop on interesting Morse code QSOs from hams all over the world. It's a universal language that's underestood the world over in all languages.


  • Automatic Speed Tracking
    MFJ AutoTrak automatically locks on and tracks CW speed to decode high and low speed Morse code.
  • MFJ Instant Replay
    The most recent 140 characters can be instantly replayed. This lets you re-read or check your copy if you're copying along side the MFJ-461.
  • High Performance Modem
    Consistently get solid copy from MFJ's high performance PLL (phaselock loop) modem technology. Digs out weak signals and even tracks slightly drifting signals. Of course, nothing can clean up and copy a sloppy fist, especially with a weak signals with lots of QRM/QRN.
  • High Contrast LC Display
    2-line LC Display has 32 large 1/4 inch high-contrast characters. You can display decoded CW as text and speed or switch to all text on both lines.
  • True Pocket Size
    Fits in your shirt pocket with room to spare -- it's smaller than a pack of cigarettes. Weighs less than 5.5 ounces.
  • More Features
    A serial port lets you display CW text ona monitor using a computer and terminal program. When it's too noisy for its microphone pickup, or when you don't want to hear CW you can connect the MFJ-461 to your receiver witha cable. Battery saving feature puts it to sleep during periods of inactivity. Uses 9-Volt battery (not included).
  • Easy to use -- No Instruction Manual needed!
    Just turn it on -- it starts copying instantly!
Order No.
MFJ-461 99.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

Morse decoder and keyer MFJ-464

MFJ-464

Morse decoder and keyer in one small box. The MFJ-464 uses the same decoder as the MFJ-461 (functions see above). Additionally to the decoder it offers a morse keyer to which you can connect either a paddle, a keyboard or a computer. The sent morse characters are displayed on a two line LC display, speed and volume are regulated by controsl on the front.

The given with an attached paddle characters are decoded by the device, but not the sign of a connected hand key.


  • Decode and key with speeds from 5 to 99 WPM
  • Automatic speed recognition when decoding
  • Large, two line LC display
  • Connections for single or double paddle, or computer keyboard
  • Controls for speed and volume on the front side, easily accessible
  • Four memories for CW text
  • Write-ahead buffer
  • Read buffer
  • Adjustable character weighting
  • Loudspeaker for sidetone
  • requires 12V power supply
Order No.
MFJ-464 220.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

CW Memory Keyer MFJ-495

MFJ-495

CW Memory Keyer in a compact housing. The MFJ-495 has a keyer can connect to a paddle, a computer keyboard or a PC. Saved characters can be continuously repeated. You can add additional breaks in which the keyer serial numbers or commands inserts. The output is a well-read, two-line LC Display. The output rate and volume can be adjusted via controls on the front. On the back are ports for keyboard, straight key, paddle, computer and a remote control port. About this remote control port, the keyer can be remote controlled directly from a contest software.


  • Key with speeds from 5 to 99 WPM
  • Large, two line LC display
  • Connection for single or double paddle
  • Connection for computer keyboard (AT type, DIN 5pin)
  • Controls for speed and volume on the front side, easily accessible
  • 32 memories for CW text up to 8000 digits
  • Write-ahead buffer
  • Read buffer
  • Adjustable character weighting
  • Loudspeaker for sidetone
  • Remote controll port
  • 4 different user profiles
  • requires 12V power supply
Order No.
MFJ-495 199.00 € Buy now
Info freight charges

kent, morse, keyer, morse key, morse-key, morsekey, memory keyer, keyer, squeeze, cw-interface, Bencher, BY-1, BY-2, telegraphy, cw keying, cw-keying, cwk-tiny, cwktiny, cwktini, morsetrainer, cw-trainer, morse tutor, morse-tutor, morsetutor, morse-decoder, morse decoder, morsedecoder, morse keyer, morse-keyer, morsekeyer, cw-keyer, cwkeyer, microham, straight key, straight-key, straightkey, paddle, single paddle, single-paddle, singlepaddle, kt1, Touch keyer, touch-keyer, touchkeyer