Re: what makes bugs so fun?
- Thank goodness for "hecklers"!
You've got me beat Eric; 26 years in ham radio and I only have 5 bugs.
Jack - N0NV
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ke5pwleric" <holmeseric19@...> wrote:
> I Got my Tech, in aug 2007. I soon upgraded to general then to extra, All No code test. Through the ribbing and freindly heckling from two local hams. I decided to pick up CW. The mode grew on me big time. I used a J-38 Straight key, given to me by one of the hecklers :-) I love using straight keys, i tried paddles, but that grew boring to me. I always liked the way a Bug sounded on air, especially in the hands of a skilled operator. I had to try one myself. All i wanted was one to play with. Here i am now Dec 2009, I have 9 Bugs in the cabinet, and i am soon getting number 10 :-) Man these things are addicting. I still don't know why they are so much fun to use, but i sure do enjoy the heck out of them. LONG LIVE CW, AND BUGS DE KE5PWL SKCC 4229T. W.A.S. SKCC #52 ..
- The best hone for a straight razor is found in woodworking shop - one
of those white ceramic stones. Very high grit.
Just remember NEVER shave against the growth of the beard with a
straight razor (don't shave in the direction you can feel the bear)
otherwise, you will have a red face.
I cried when they discontinued Palmolive Lather (not the "Brushless")-
it was excellent - now I have to import it from Europe - it is still
made in Belgium - and that one has Palm Oil (as in Palm-Olive) which
the cheap USA product lacked (sadly). The Belgium PalmOlive Lather is
much better than the old USA stuff.
I shave with straight (open razor) razor made with Solingen steel - no
more tortoise handles thought - save the turtles!
On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 4:51 PM, <k4oso@...> wrote:
> Then you'll have to learn to hone it, strop it, and trickiest of all...use it! Good luck, and remember the styptic pencil and toilet tissue trick. :-)
> Milt k4oso
> In a message dated 12/12/2009 11:02:35 AM Eastern Standard Time, jhissong@... writes:
> I actually want to get an old razor
> I am weird.. :)
> Jason N8XE