These photos show some of the different types of ham radio equipment in Mr. Joe Weisse’s shack.  Can  you name the pieces of equipment?  What does each machine do?

This photo has two Morse Code keys. The right one is a "straight key"  which produces the dots and dashes by pressing the key down at short and  slightly longer bursts to spell out the letters. To its left is a more modern-day keyer called the MFJ Electronic Keyer Paddle, model 4228. This enables the operator to move the paddle to the right gives a stream of dots (short bursts) and to the left gives a similar series of dashes that are slightly longer bursts.

This is a MFJ Memory Keyer where you can store code messages such as name, equipment used, etc.

This is a Whistler Portable Power Station.   A battery can operate at least one radio for a sustained period of time, depending on the radios voltage. The radio Shack HTX 404 transceiver can transmit and receive on the 440 amateur frequencies.

At top right is a DC  power supply for the Drake TR 22C  2 meter transceiver. Middle is a Radio Shack Pro 3 Scanner that covers Police and Fire frequencies.  Bottom is a Heath Kit shortwave receiver that covers numerous frequencies.

©Natasha Bochkov, M.C.S., Martin Bayes, Ph.D., and Donna LaRoche, M.Ed.