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Re: [cw_bugs] Mobile stuff

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  • 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 1 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
      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 2 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
        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 3 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
          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 4 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
            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 5 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
              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 6 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
                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 7 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
                  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 8 of 9 , Jan 10, 2010
                    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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