Re: [cw_bugs] Re: what makes bugs so fun?
- Jason -
I know what you mean about the swing. As you know, I'm less than 1 yr on CW. I'm learning to do the slow traffic net & there is one NCS who apparently uses an unweighted bug. Slow means a lot of Farnsworth & a lot of swing. As yet, I cannot check in when he's up, because I cannot follow him. I suppose my ear will catch up eventually, but for now it's a problem.
A friend of mine lent me a custom weight that he made, which does slow my Original down to 15 WPM & it sounds as good as I can make it sound, which does need improvement. I have Extendadot coming in the mail at this moment.
I find bugs a challenge to learn, but they are fascinating nonetheless. I can see how people turn into collectors.
Kate KD6HTNOn Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 7:25 AM, Jason Hissong <jhissong@...> wrote:I recently aquired a 1946 Deluxe Blue Racer (just love those little guys) and my first Junior! I have been doing CW now going on 12 years and I learned to not like bugs. I thought that the extreme swing heard in some fists were hard to copy and irritating. Then when I joined SKCC, a discussion started up about bugs and peaked my interest. I found that one does not need to have a large swing to using it. I also found out that you can make some great sounding code on a bug. So I borrowed a 1940's era Lionel J36 bug.I now have 7. My next bug will be a clover-leaf style Blue Racer if I can find one. And I too want to get a Zephyr.Jason N8XEOn Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM, ke5pwleric <holmeseric19@...> wrote:
That's Cool Jack, I know you have fun with all of them. I am Only 28 Years old Jack, This might turn out to be an incredible collection someday :-) I usually give myself a Bug Budget from what i make at work, i can usually afford a Bug a month :-) if i find one i like. i really like the ww2 era, and some pre war era bugs. That's what i look for. I do like to have the odd models also, Like the junior, i have one in my collection, I am still trying to find a Zepher at the right price and condition. I am Glad for those HECKLERS too HI HI. I should make them pay for my bug addiction though :-) 73'..
- 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