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  • Earl Needham
    Anybody have an idea how to keep a bug in one piece while mobile? I d like to take a bug with me in the 18-wheeler, but the earlier times I tried, the
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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      Anybody have an idea how to keep a bug in one piece while mobile? I'd like to take a bug with me in the 18-wheeler, but the earlier times I tried, the pendulum got bounced loose and I had to reassemble everything! I really don't want to beat them up so bad.

      Maybe I'll just take the Lionel -- it's already beat up a bit.

      Tnx
      Earl


      KD5XB -- Earl Needham
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
      Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
      Posted via Blackberry
    • David J. Ring, Jr.
      Set the bug up for 27 wpm,, use Loctite medium, and if possible put the bug on a bench type seat so that the bug is about 45 degrees rotated from the line of
      Message 2 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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        Set the bug up for 27 wpm,, use Loctite medium, and if possible put the bug on a bench type seat so that the bug is about 45 degrees rotated from the line of the driver to the windshield.  You can often see Don Wallace W6AM (sk) using his bug mobile in this type position.
        Don Wallace, W6AM in his mobile amateur radio installation using a semi-automatic key
        See http://www.mapability.com/ei8ic/rhombic/6am_mob.jpg

        73

        David, N1EA
        -30-
      • Earl Needham
        Oh boy I wish I could do all that! No bench in the truck, though, and the truck absolutely POUNDS things to pieces. I guess I might try one of those mini
        Message 3 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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          Oh boy I wish I could do all that! No bench in the truck, though, and the truck absolutely POUNDS things to pieces. I guess I might try one of those "mini paddles" and set the keyer in the 706 to "bug mode"...

          Tnx
          Earl


          KD5XB -- Earl Needham
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
          Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
          Posted via Blackberry
        • k4oso@aol.com
          Don s Cadillac more than likely had a much smoother ride than Earl s 18-wheeler. It was said you could tell when Don went around a curve cuz his dits changed
          Message 4 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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            Don's Cadillac more than likely had a much smoother ride than Earl's 18-wheeler.  It was said you could tell when Don went around a curve cuz his dits changed due to centrifugal force on the pendulum.  I'm sure the 45 degree orientation helped some.
            Bugs are just not engineered for mobile, in my opinion.
            Milt
          • Al
            Was  his a car in motion? ________________________________ From: David J. Ring, Jr. To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sun, January 10, 2010
            Message 5 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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              Was  his a car in motion?


              From: "David J. Ring, Jr." <n1ea@...>
              To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Sun, January 10, 2010 1:01:38 PM
              Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Mobile stuff

              Set the bug up for 27 wpm,, use Loctite medium, and if possible put the bug on a bench type seat so that the bug is about 45 degrees rotated from the line of the driver to the windshield.  You can often see Don Wallace W6AM (sk) using his bug mobile in this type position.
              Don Wallace, W6AM in his mobile amateur radio installation using a semi-automatic key
              See http://www.mapability.com/ei8ic/rhombic/6am_mob.jpg

              73

              David, N1EA
              -30-

            • David Ring
              Not for the photo, I m sure, but I ve worked him many times when he was driving down the Interstate. I ve also used a bug myself mobile (from a car, not a
              Message 6 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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                Not for the photo, I'm sure, but I've worked him many times when he was driving down the Interstate.

                I've also used a bug myself mobile (from a car, not a ship) - but also on a ship - but you guy's weren't asking about ship mobile, I'm sure.

                Actually I never had a problem with turns because almost all of my operating was on straight aways - when you worked me mobile in an automobile, I'd sometimes have "not on the air" moments - this is because (and I believe rightly so) that operation of the vehicle took precedence over operation of the radio set.

                73

                David N1EA


                On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Al <k3eax@...> wrote:
                Was  his a car in motion?


                From: "David J. Ring, Jr." <n1ea@...>
                To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Sun, January 10, 2010 1:01:38 PM
                Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Mobile stuff

                Set the bug up for 27 wpm,, use Loctite medium, and if possible put the bug on a bench type seat so that the bug is about 45 degrees rotated from the line of the driver to the windshield.  You can often see Don Wallace W6AM (sk) using his bug mobile in this type position.
                Don Wallace, W6AM in his mobile amateur radio installation using a semi-automatic key
                See http://www.mapability.com/ei8ic/rhombic/6am_mob.jpg

                73

                David, N1EA
                -30-


              • Earl Needham
                Exactly right -- you have to set the correct priorities. Earl KD5XB -- Earl Needham http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
                Message 7 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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                  Exactly right -- you have to set the correct priorities.

                  Earl

                  KD5XB -- Earl Needham
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                  Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
                  Posted via Blackberry


                  From: David Ring <n1ea@...>
                  Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:25:56 -0500
                  To: <cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com>
                  Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Mobile stuff

                   

                  Not for the photo, I'm sure, but I've worked him many times when he was driving down the Interstate.


                  I've also used a bug myself mobile (from a car, not a ship) - but also on a ship - but you guy's weren't asking about ship mobile, I'm sure.

                  Actually I never had a problem with turns because almost all of my operating was on straight aways - when you worked me mobile in an automobile, I'd sometimes have "not on the air" moments - this is because (and I believe rightly so) that operation of the vehicle took precedence over operation of the radio set.

                  73

                  David N1EA


                  On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Al <k3eax@...> wrote:
                  Was  his a car in motion?


                  From: "David J. Ring, Jr." <n1ea@...>
                  To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups .com
                  Sent: Sun, January 10, 2010 1:01:38 PM
                  Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Mobile stuff

                  Set the bug up for 27 wpm,, use Loctite medium, and if possible put the bug on a bench type seat so that the bug is about 45 degrees rotated from the line of the driver to the windshield.  You can often see Don Wallace W6AM (sk) using his bug mobile in this type position.
                  Don Wallace, W6AM in his mobile amateur radio installation using a semi-automatic key
                  See http://www.mapabili ty.com/ei8ic/ rhombic/6am_ mob.jpg

                  73

                  David, N1EA
                  -30-


                • David Ring
                  Otherwise your car may have the deer in the headlights look. 73 DR
                  Message 8 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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                    Otherwise your car may have the deer in the headlights look.

                    73
                    DR

                    On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb@...> wrote:


                    Exactly right -- you have to set the correct priorities.

                    Earl

                    KD5XB -- Earl Needham

                  • k4oso@aol.com
                    I think this falls under the heading needless to say . All the folks I know who operate mobile are very conscious of their responsibility to operate the
                    Message 9 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
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                      I think this falls under the heading "needless to say".  All the folks I know who operate mobile are very conscious of their responsibility to operate the vehicle as their first priority.  Being a professional driver I'm sure Earl is MORE than conscious of that responsibility.
                      Milt
                       
                      In a message dated 1/10/2010 1:34:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, n1ea@... writes:

                      Otherwise your car may have the deer in the headlights look.


                      73
                      DR

                      On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb@gmail. com> wrote:


                      Exactly right -- you have to set the correct priorities.

                      Earl

                      KD5XB -- Earl Needham

                       
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