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  • 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 1 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

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      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 2 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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