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Re: [cw_bugs] Mobile stuff

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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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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