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Here are the answers to the Ham trivia about telegraphy slang

ANSWERS TO TELEGRAPHY SLANG:

Stick---pencil
pump—straight key
boomer—nomad or traveling telegrapher
coffin—open core power transformer (often housed in a wooden box)
rock—crystal
bug—semiautomatic key
mill—typewriter
slop jar—rectifier
pig—power transformer
glass arm—operator loses knack of sending
spike—vertical antenna
cans—headphones
lump of coal—crystal detector
rock crusher—spark gap
bird cage—tuning coil

 

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