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Re: Slow Down Vibroplex

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  • richard_meiss
    Hi, Tony - I met this fellow (at least I think that was the same person) at the Fort Wayne (IN) Hamfest in November. He had some samples there, and they were
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 20, 2011
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      Hi, Tony -

      I met this fellow (at least I think that was the same person) at the Fort Wayne (IN) Hamfest in November. He had some samples there, and they were nicely finished and worked well, and he was willing to "talk shop".
      Actually, its hard for the mass/extension approach not to work. What may make a difference for some folks how "finished" it looks and how easy is it to adjust (and whether it requires any permanent changes to the bug). This device passes all these tests.

      73 de Rich, WB9LPU

      --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Tony Morgan <1desertdweller@...> wrote:
      >
      > Just ran across this on ebay:
      >
      > http://cgi.ebay.com/Slow-Down-Vibroplex-Telegraph-Key-Morse-Code-Ham-Radio-/120673220026?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c18af35ba
      >
      > Anyone care to comment on this item?
      >
      > 73,
      >
      > Tony W7GO
      >
    • TroyW6HV
      You can make your own very easily using brass rod and brass tubing from a hobby shop for very little cost. I have several on my bugs. I have a picture of one I
      Message 2 of 5 , Jan 20, 2011
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        You can make your own very easily using brass rod and brass tubing from a
        hobby shop for very little cost. I have several on my bugs. I have a picture
        of one I made in the photo section.

        73,
        Troy, W6HV

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Tony Morgan
        Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:47 PM
        To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [cw_bugs] Slow Down Vibroplex

        Just ran across this on ebay:

        http://cgi.ebay.com/Slow-Down-Vibroplex-Telegraph-Key-Morse-Code-Ham-Radio-/120673220026?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c18af35ba

        Anyone care to comment on this item?

        73,

        Tony W7GO






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      • Pete Ferrand
        ... I made one as well out of a common electrical grounding bar. Cheap and the screws are included. Just cut a couple pieces off the aluminum bar. I used a
        Message 3 of 5 , Jan 20, 2011
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          >From: TroyW6HV <w6hv@...>
          >Sent: Jan 20, 2011 8:43 PM

          >You can make your own very easily using brass rod and brass tubing from a

          I made one as well out of a common electrical grounding bar. Cheap and the screws are included. Just cut a couple pieces off the aluminum bar. I used a knitting needle for the extra shaft but peg hooks (for hanging stuff on a perforated board) can be cut down and work great.

          See the photo album under my call.

          73,
          -Pete
          WB2QLL
        • wz4cw@comcast.net
          This device seems to be similar to the Extend-A-Dot bug slower.  To increase the period of oscillation of a bug pendulum, either more weight can be added to
          Message 4 of 5 , Jan 21, 2011
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            This device seems to be similar to the "Extend-A-Dot" bug slower.  To increase the period of oscillation of a bug pendulum, either more weight can be added to the pendulum, or weight can be moved farther away from the pivot point, or both.  This device accomplishes that, so it should work well.  The only slight negative is that any device that attaches to the pendulum rod with a "set screw" has the possibility of marring the pendulum rod.  Note: Most Vibroplex weight screws have a nylon tip or a rounded tip.

            Carl  WZ4CW  
            73     SKCC 918     FISTS 13491


            ----- Original Message -----
            From: "Tony Morgan" <1desertdweller@...>
            To: "cw bugs" <cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:47:05 PM
            Subject: [cw_bugs] Slow Down Vibroplex

             
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