Art without engineering is dreaming;
Engineering without art is calculating.

Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE

Morse Code Translator – 1966 Science Fair

As a budding ham and paleo-geek, I was naturally drawn to the idea of building an automatic Morse Code sender instead of, you know, actually learning to do it competently with a straight key! This was not my design, though it had a number of modifications; it ended up mounted on the side of my equipment rack in the basement lab and seeing occasional use on the 40- and 80-meter CW novice sub-bands. 

 

morsebox-1966