Preview of Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 QSY Presentation

At our next regular QSY meeting on Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m., I intend to present a program on telegraphy.  The subject matter will cover material that may not be widely known.  I think you will find it informative as well as entertaining.  There will also be a raffle for one (1) prize consisting of the two items shown and described below.  The Club Coordinators will handle the raffle.  All proceeds go to the Club treasury.

The raffle prize consists of an antique  J. H. Bunnell “Standard Steel Lever Legless” straight key of approximately 1918 vintage and a Bunnell 15-B 150 ohm Main Line Sounder.  These items were typical of the equipment used during the Golden Age of electrical telegraphy, before the invention of the oscillator.  This equipment could be found in Western Union offices, train stations, and press rooms all around the world and was used well into the 1950s.

The pair would make an interesting conversation piece.

Hope to see you at the next meeting.

73, Stan WB2LQF


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