Re: Properly wiring a straight key?

Greg Mitchell

You just need a 1/4" "mono" plug with one contact from the key on the tip and one contact on the sleeve. It's just a simple switch.

On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 5:59 PM Ian Kahn <nv4c.ian@...> wrote:
Hello, Elecrafters! I'm newly getting into CW and acquired a used J-37 as my first straight key. It needs to be mounted and properly wired up. Despite checking my K3 manual, Dr. Cady's book, the forums, and my Google-fu (which is, admittedly, below par), I can't find details on how to properly wire this straight key for my K3, and, when they're available as a kit, my K4. I'm probably overthinking something really simple, but I want to make sure I do this correctly, the first time.

Any pointers/tips/guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and 73,

Ian, NV4C

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