Morse Keys

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About Morse Keys at Moonraker

Welcome to Moonraker, your premier destination for Morse keys, embracing the rich legacy of long-distance communication through Morse code. Once vital for global radio communication, they are now a nostalgic and educational tool for amateur radio enthusiasts and telegraphy aficionados. At Moonraker, we curate a diverse collection of communication equipment, including straight keys, telegraph keys, paddles, and more, catering to our customers' varied preferences and applications.

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a newcomer looking to delve into the historical art of communication, our keys provide the perfect avenue for practice and enjoyment. We recognise the diverse needs of our customers, offering different types of equipment suitable for varied occasions and preferences. Enthusiasts, ham radio operators, and those intrigued by the art of Morse code will find our collection both fascinating and educational.

Explore Moonraker to relive the history of telegraphy, practice your code skills, or enjoy the timeless charm of this classic communication. We bring you quality products from renowned brands, ensuring durability, functionality, and a touch of nostalgia in every piece we offer - trust Moonraker for a journey into the past and a connection to the roots of radio communication.

How Does a Morse Key Work?

A Morse or telegraph key is essential for transmitting code messages. It typically consists of a lever or button that, when pressed, completes an electrical circuit. The key is the interface through which the operator sends electrical pulses, utilising a simple on-off mechanism. When you press the key, it initiates a continuous carrier wave, representing the "on" position, which translates to dots (short pulses) and dashes (long pulses) in the corresponding code. 

The intervals between dots and dashes, known as the "off" position, are controlled by the operator manipulating the key, creating patterns that convey letters, numerals, and punctuation marks. In summary, they facilitate the encoding of messages by modulating the carrier wave through precise control of the on-off sequence, a fundamental process in Morse code communication.