German Key

Nigel Holmes 03 9626 1914 fax 03 9626 1917 HOLMES.NIGEL at ABC.NET.AU
Tue Oct 10 01:09:23 EDT 2000

The same question popped up here last year. Two responses from then are
attached. The consensus was that it's a common key.

73  Nigel VK3ZNQ
>I have a key with Ta.P. within a circle under a
>lightning bolt and the words "vor dem Offnen Slecker
>herausziehen" on the top.  It is black.

--German military. 'Taste P" = key type P.
"Vor dem Offnen..." = Before opening, remove plug

>"dtf/44" on the bottom.

--dtf = "secret manufacturer's code". some rifle and gun type
booksellers sell a reference book that relates the code letters
to the actual manufacturer name. i'm don't know how complete the
work is, for electronic material.

44 = year of manufacture. practically the last production year
for this equipment, due to Germany's collapse in early 45.

>The cable has a PL055B plug.

--the original dual-banana plug has been removed. this slightly
devalues the key, at least in the wider selling market.


Standard German WW2 issue key.

73  Rag
Rag Otterstad OZ8RO  Copenhagen suburb: Birkerod
Also  JW5HE  LA5HE. Previously held :  G5BHQ  HB9XCG

Collector of W.W.2 German military radio sets, clandestine sets all periods,
cipher equipment.

Adress: Hosterkobvej 10.  DK 3460 Birkerod, Denmark

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