NEW ZEALAND WT8AMP No2 (ZC1 KEY)
Maker: Akrad Radio New Zealand
This key, more commonly known overseas as KEY WT8AMP No2, is
usually referred to as the ZC1 key in New Zealand,
because the key was used with the WW2 NZ ZC-1 General Service HF Transmitter/Receiver.
This key has both NZ marked underneath its bakelite base and on lever arm.
The NZ mark on the lever arm has a ^ above it, meaning it is government property.
The terminal knobs/nuts on the side are hexagonal instead of round on other WT8AMP No2 keys.
As is typical for NZ keys, the knob is attached to the lever with a screw from underneath the lever into the knob,
rather than the usual thread from the knob into the top of the lever arm.
The jury is still out on who manufactured these keys, but many believe it to have been Akrad Radio Ltd, Waihi.
Note: This model WT8AMP is a very hard to find version made in New Zealand.
All the metal parts are brass which has a black oxide finish, the key is marked 'NZ' on the underside of the plastic
composite base which is, in itself an unusual design.
The lever arm is also marked 'NZ' with a broad arrow.
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