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  • Dave
    My name is Dave and my call is KB3MOW. I m located in north-central Pennsylvania, about 20 miles from the NY State border. I ve been a ham for 41 years and
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 18, 2009
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      My name is Dave and my call is KB3MOW. I'm located in north-central
      Pennsylvania, about 20 miles from the NY State border. I've been a
      ham for 41 years and still love the hobby!

      I've posted a picture to the photo section titled "KB3MOW Keys". It
      shows the three keys currently on line in my shack. I'm not a
      collector, but use these all on a regular basis.

      On the left is a 1960 Vibroplex bug. Obtained this in a trade for my
      old Brass Rcer when I decided to get back to a bug.

      The middle bug is my Coffin Bug! I had one of these as a novice in
      1967, and chose to revisit my CW roots! Got this one in trade for a
      spare antenna tuner I had laying around.

      On the right is my favorite, even though it's not a bug. It's an old
      Navy Flameproof straight key that belonged to my Grandmother. She was
      a Western Union telegrapher in the southwest many years ago, and
      carried this key with her from station to station. She was a
      supervisor, and filled in for operators when they were sick or
      terminated.

      Not one of these keys is a colectors item, but I wouldn't trade a
      single one of them for new ones!

      Glad to be part of the group, and looking forward to following the
      threads here.

      73
      Dave
      KB3MOW
    • David Ring
      What wonderful keys! You have a solid collection of Morse Music instruments - keep making that beautiful sound. What a treat to have your grandmother s key!
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 18, 2009
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        What wonderful keys!  You have a solid collection of Morse Music instruments - keep making that beautiful sound.

        What a treat to have your grandmother's key! 

        73
        David Ring, N1EA


        On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Dave <dcorio@...> wrote:
        My name is Dave and my call is KB3MOW. I'm located in north-central
        Pennsylvania, about 20 miles from the NY State border. I've been a
        ham for 41 years and still love the hobby!

      • Earl Needham
        ... Great stuff, Dave -- glad you re here. The list is a little slow, but there are many good people here with lots of good info. 7 3 Earl -- KD5XB -- Earl
        Message 3 of 4 , Feb 19, 2009
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          Dave wrote:
          > My name is Dave and my call is KB3MOW. I'm located in north-central
          > Pennsylvania, about 20 miles from the NY State border. I've been a
          > ham for 41 years and still love the hobby!
          >
          > I've posted a picture to the photo section titled "KB3MOW Keys". It
          > shows the three keys currently on line in my shack. I'm not a
          > collector, but use these all on a regular basis.
          >
          > On the left is a 1960 Vibroplex bug. Obtained this in a trade for my
          > old Brass Rcer when I decided to get back to a bug.
          >
          > The middle bug is my Coffin Bug! I had one of these as a novice in
          > 1967, and chose to revisit my CW roots! Got this one in trade for a
          > spare antenna tuner I had laying around.
          >
          > On the right is my favorite, even though it's not a bug. It's an old
          > Navy Flameproof straight key that belonged to my Grandmother. She was
          > a Western Union telegrapher in the southwest many years ago, and
          > carried this key with her from station to station. She was a
          > supervisor, and filled in for operators when they were sick or
          > terminated.
          >
          > Not one of these keys is a colectors item, but I wouldn't trade a
          > single one of them for new ones!
          >
          > Glad to be part of the group, and looking forward to following the
          > threads here.
          >
          > 73
          > Dave
          > KB3MOW
          >
          Great stuff, Dave -- glad you're here.

          The list is a little slow, but there are many good people here with
          lots of good info.

          7 3
          Earl

          --
          KD5XB -- Earl Needham
          Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
          Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
        • Earl Needham
          ... Great stuff, Dave -- glad you re here. The list is a little slow, but there are many good people here with lots of good info. 7 3 Earl -- KD5XB -- Earl
          Message 4 of 4 , Feb 19, 2009
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            Dave wrote:
            > My name is Dave and my call is KB3MOW. I'm located in north-central
            > Pennsylvania, about 20 miles from the NY State border. I've been a
            > ham for 41 years and still love the hobby!
            >
            > I've posted a picture to the photo section titled "KB3MOW Keys". It
            > shows the three keys currently on line in my shack. I'm not a
            > collector, but use these all on a regular basis.
            >
            > On the left is a 1960 Vibroplex bug. Obtained this in a trade for my
            > old Brass Rcer when I decided to get back to a bug.
            >
            > The middle bug is my Coffin Bug! I had one of these as a novice in
            > 1967, and chose to revisit my CW roots! Got this one in trade for a
            > spare antenna tuner I had laying around.
            >
            > On the right is my favorite, even though it's not a bug. It's an old
            > Navy Flameproof straight key that belonged to my Grandmother. She was
            > a Western Union telegrapher in the southwest many years ago, and
            > carried this key with her from station to station. She was a
            > supervisor, and filled in for operators when they were sick or
            > terminated.
            >
            > Not one of these keys is a colectors item, but I wouldn't trade a
            > single one of them for new ones!
            >
            > Glad to be part of the group, and looking forward to following the
            > threads here.
            >
            > 73
            > Dave
            > KB3MOW
            >
            Great stuff, Dave -- glad you're here.

            The list is a little slow, but there are many good people here with
            lots of good info.

            7 3
            Earl

            --
            KD5XB -- Earl Needham
            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
            Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
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