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Re: [cw_bugs] Re: what makes bugs so fun?

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  • k4oso@aol.com
    Kate, I d bet that NCS also serves on a high-speed net. Speed changes a fist. Especially in the NCS role on a high-speed net. The fist becomes very much
    Message 1 of 38 , Dec 10, 2009
      Kate,
      I'd bet that NCS also serves on a high-speed net.  Speed changes a fist.  Especially in the NCS role on a high-speed net.  The fist becomes very much more staccato.  In the interest of efficiency in the face, sometimes, of high traffic loads, the NCS must must move very quickly.  I can empathize with your plight.  The NCS will send a burst of stuff to which one of the experienced stations answers "R" and sends a burst of stuff.  Ha ha......You are exactly right, though.....in time, you will begin to hear and understand.  Its all about syncopation.   
      Oh, by the way...as far as avoiding this particular NCS is involved.....Its ok to send "IMI" when he blows something by you.  If you don't understand who he is pairing you with, just send "who?".  If you didn't understand the QNY, just send "where?"  Soon, he'll get the idea you are not one of his seasoned, steel-eared veterans.
      Good luck and enjoy the fun.
      73, Milt
       
      In a message dated 12/10/2009 10:42:04 AM Eastern Standard Time, katehutton@... writes:
      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.
       
    • David Ring
      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
      Message 38 of 38 , Dec 13, 2009
        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!

        :-)

        DR

        On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 4:51 PM, <k4oso@...> wrote:
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        > 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
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        > In a message dated 12/12/2009 11:02:35 AM Eastern Standard Time, jhissong@... writes:
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        > I actually want to get an old razor
        > too..
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        > I am weird.. :)
        >
        > Jason N8XE
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