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  • k4oso
    Earl, I m sure DR has mentioned Denise. By the way, she has a given a name to her Vibroplex Deluxe Original,...... Little Dick . Milt
    Message 1 of 12 , Jul 30, 2008
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      Earl,
      I'm sure DR has mentioned Denise. By the way, she has a given a name
      to her Vibroplex Deluxe Original,......"Little Dick".
      Milt

      --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Earl Needham <needhame1@...> wrote:
      >
      > If it's the one I'm thinking of, that was Denise Stoops -- I think
      > that's her first name -- one of the commercial ops at KPH and a VERY
      > good op. I didn't laugh too much while listening to her code and
      > wishing I could operate enough to do that, too!
      >
      > I'm surprised DR hasn't mentioned this yet...
      >
      > 7 3
      > Earl
      >
      > --
      > KD5XB -- Earl Needham
      > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
      > Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
      >
    • David Ring
      ... Hello Group, Here is a picture of Denice (note spelling) http://www.radiomarine.org/Pictures/HIST-RS-DEN-3.jpg She is de nice one in the middle. Of course
      Message 2 of 12 , Jul 30, 2008
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        On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM, k4oso <k4oso@...> wrote:
        > Earl,
        > I'm sure DR has mentioned Denise. By the way, she has a given a name
        > to her Vibroplex Deluxe Original,......"Little Dick".
        > Milt

        Hello Group,

        Here is a picture of Denice (note spelling)
        http://www.radiomarine.org/Pictures/HIST-RS-DEN-3.jpg
        She is de nice one in the middle. Of course she and "Little Dick"
        were younger but they still look beautiful today after they've had
        their chrome cleaned in preparation for a serious Morse workout.

        Denice is a long time Morse operator, but she only recently got her
        amateur radio license. She is KI6BBR - and she also recently upgraded
        from her 3rd class commercial CW license to her 2nd class commercial
        CW license - and it boggles my mind why she didn't take her Extra at
        the same time. The 2nd class CW is more difficult than the Extra.

        73

        DR

        On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM, k4oso <k4oso@...> wrote:
        > Earl,
        > I'm sure DR has mentioned Denise. By the way, she has a given a name
        > to her Vibroplex Deluxe Original,......"Little Dick".
        > Milt
        >
        > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Earl Needham <needhame1@...> wrote:
        >>
        >> If it's the one I'm thinking of, that was Denise Stoops -- I think
        >> that's her first name -- one of the commercial ops at KPH and a VERY
        >> good op. I didn't laugh too much while listening to her code and
        >> wishing I could operate enough to do that, too!
        >>
        >> I'm surprised DR hasn't mentioned this yet...
        >>
        >> 7 3
        >> Earl
        >>
        >> --
        >> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
        >> Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
        >> Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
        >>
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------------------------------
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
        >
      • k4oso
        David, Is that a Blue Racer on the operating desk on the right side of the pic? Milt ... name ... upgraded ... commercial ... name ... think ... VERY
        Message 3 of 12 , Jul 30, 2008
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          David,
          Is that a Blue Racer on the operating desk on the right side of the
          pic?
          Milt

          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
          >
          > On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM, k4oso <k4oso@...> wrote:
          > > Earl,
          > > I'm sure DR has mentioned Denise. By the way, she has a given a
          name
          > > to her Vibroplex Deluxe Original,......"Little Dick".
          > > Milt
          >
          > Hello Group,
          >
          > Here is a picture of Denice (note spelling)
          > http://www.radiomarine.org/Pictures/HIST-RS-DEN-3.jpg
          > She is de nice one in the middle. Of course she and "Little Dick"
          > were younger but they still look beautiful today after they've had
          > their chrome cleaned in preparation for a serious Morse workout.
          >
          > Denice is a long time Morse operator, but she only recently got her
          > amateur radio license. She is KI6BBR - and she also recently
          upgraded
          > from her 3rd class commercial CW license to her 2nd class
          commercial
          > CW license - and it boggles my mind why she didn't take her Extra at
          > the same time. The 2nd class CW is more difficult than the Extra.
          >
          > 73
          >
          > DR
          >
          > On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM, k4oso <k4oso@...> wrote:
          > > Earl,
          > > I'm sure DR has mentioned Denise. By the way, she has a given a
          name
          > > to her Vibroplex Deluxe Original,......"Little Dick".
          > > Milt
          > >
          > > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Earl Needham <needhame1@> wrote:
          > >>
          > >> If it's the one I'm thinking of, that was Denise Stoops -- I
          think
          > >> that's her first name -- one of the commercial ops at KPH and a
          VERY
          > >> good op. I didn't laugh too much while listening to her code and
          > >> wishing I could operate enough to do that, too!
          > >>
          > >> I'm surprised DR hasn't mentioned this yet...
          > >>
          > >> 7 3
          > >> Earl
          > >>
          > >> --
          > >> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
          > >> Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          > >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
          > >> Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
          > >>
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > ------------------------------------
          > >
          > > Yahoo! Groups Links
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          >
        • nzeronv
          Bill, It might depend on which version of the Blue Racer people are referring to. It s my impression that the current 2000 version has a higher center of
          Message 4 of 12 , Jul 30, 2008
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            Bill,

            It might depend on which version of the Blue Racer people are
            referring to. It's my impression that the current "2000" version has
            a higher center of gravity than your 1962 model due to the use of the
            larger, Original Bug mechanism on a narrow base. I've tried a Blue
            Racer 2000, but not the Blue Racer of old, so I never made a
            side-by-side comparison. I suspect the older one is a much better
            balanced key.

            Jack - N0NV


            --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <w2blc@...> wrote:
            >
            > I have read many posts that make comments about Blue Racers tipping
            > over, rocking, moving all over the desk, etc. What gives with that?
            >
            > I recently bought a '62 model and really like it. I was able to set it
            > very light - as I have my VizBug - and it shows no signs of any
            > movement.
            >
            > My bugs are a little heavier to operate than my Vibroplex single lever
            > paddle - but not that much. I sure don't look like some of the "you-
            > Tube" examples slapping the bug around like it is an enemy.
            >
            > Am I missing something here?
            >
          • Richard Meiss
            Hi, All - This has been a most interesting thread, and following it has given me a lot of insight into the history of bugs and their operators. As a bug user
            Message 5 of 12 , Jul 30, 2008
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              Hi, All -

                   This has been a most interesting thread, and following it has given me a lot of insight into the history of bugs and their operators.  As a bug user and bug designer, it also has prompted me to make some comments.  It is true that there are challenges in getting a bug to work according to one's personal taste.  Part of this is that the design of bugs (for obvious commercial reasons) has been static for 50 years or more.  While many beautiful bugs are still being produced today (such as the Viz bugs, the Schurr bug, the elegant CHD bugs, and several other makers - sorry to leave some folks out), these bugs are essentially the same designs that have been around for decades.  About 8 years ago, I decided to try a fresh approach to bug design to see if I could address some of the perennial problems.  Some of these results are shown on my website at
              http:/wb9lpu.googlepages.com
              While I would hope for you to browse the whole site, I would like to point out one solution to the problem of adjusting the dot weight.  This is shown at
              http:/wb9lpu.googlepages.com/DotWgt-1.pdf
              The file at
              http:/wb9lpu.googlepages.com/Demo-1.mp3
              is an audio demonstration of the results shown in the .pdf file.
                   I hope that these comments don't sound self-serving, because I really appreciate the feeling of getting a historic instrument to work the way it did many hears ago (as my modest bug collection may show), and I also enjoy hearing from and about those who used telegraphic instruments for a living.  So keep up with the excellent posts, and I will keep learning.

                   73 de Rich, WB9LPU



              -----Original Message----- hese
              From: nzeronv
              Sent: Jul 30, 2008 3:49 PM
              To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [cw_bugs] Re: Moving bugs


              Bill,

              It might depend on which version of the Blue Racer people are
              referring to. It's my impression that the current "2000" version has
              a higher center of gravity than your 1962 model due to the use of the
              larger, Original Bug mechanism on a narrow base. I've tried a Blue
              Racer 2000, but not the Blue Racer of old, so I never made a
              side-by-side comparison. I suspect the older one is a much better
              balanced key.

              Jack - N0NV

              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups .com, "Bill" <w2blc@...> wrote:
              >
              > I have read many posts that make comments about Blue Racers tipping
              > over, rocking, moving all over the desk, etc. What gives with that?
              >
              > I recently bought a '62 model and really like it. I was able to set it
              > very light - as I have my VizBug - and it shows no signs of any
              > movement.
              >
              > My bugs are a little heavier to operate than my Vibroplex single lever
              > paddle - but not that much. I sure don't look like some of the "you-
              > Tube" examples slapping the bug around like it is an enemy.
              >
              > Am I missing something here?
              >

            • David Ring
              Denice corrects the name of the key. It is not little, it is Mister. Dick. See below message. 73 DR ... From: denice stoops Date:
              Message 6 of 12 , Jul 30, 2008
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                Denice corrects the name of the key. It is not little, it is Mister.
                Dick. See below message.

                73
                DR

                ---------- Forwarded message ----------
                From: denice stoops <da.stoops@...>
                Date: Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 12:26 AM
                Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: Moving bugs
                To: David Ring <n1ea@...>


                CORRECTION!!!!

                it's not Little dick"... it's

                Mister Dick


                loosely based on a Charles Dickens character "Who says you can never go home"

                please correct on the e-list

                David Ring <n1ea@...> wrote:

                On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM, k4oso wrote:
                > Earl,
                > I'm sure DR has mentioned Denise. By the way, she has a given a name
                > to her Vibroplex Deluxe Original,......"Little Dick".
                > Milt

                Hello Group,

                Here is a picture of Denice (note spelling)
                http://www.radiomarine.org/Pictures/HIST-RS-DEN-3.jpg
                She is de nice one in the middle. Of course she and "Little Dick"
                were younger but they still look beautiful today after they've had
                their chrome cleaned in preparation for a serious Morse workout.

                Denice is a long time Morse operator, but she only recently got her
                amateur radio license. She is KI6BBR - and she also recently upgraded
                from her 3rd class commercial CW license to her 2nd class commercial
                CW license - and it boggles my mind why she didn't take her Extra at
                the same time. The 2nd class CW is more difficult than the Extra.

                73

                DR

                On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM, k4oso wrote:
                > Earl,
                > I'm sure DR has mentioned Denise. By the way, she has a given a name
                > to her Vibroplex Deluxe Original,......"Little Dick".
                > Milt
                >
                > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Earl Needham wrote:
                >>
                >> If it's the one I'm thinking of, that was Denise Stoops -- I think
                >> that's her first name -- one of the commercial ops at KPH and a VERY
                >> good op. I didn't laugh too much while listening to her code and
                >> wishing I could operate enough to do that, too!
                >>
                >> I'm surprised DR hasn't mentioned this yet...
                >>
                >> 7 3
                >> Earl
                >>
                >> --
                >> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
                >> Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                >> Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
                >>
                >
                >
                >
                > ------------------------------------
                >
                > Yahoo! Groups Links
                >
                >
                >
                >
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