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A Paddle Bug is born............

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  • Tom
    Today I posted some pictures of the PaddleBug which I recently completed. As many of you know, this is a design by Richard Meiss (WB9PLU) without whose help
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 18, 2011
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      Today I posted some pictures of the 'PaddleBug' which I recently completed. As many of you know, this is a design by Richard Meiss (WB9PLU) without whose help I might not have been able to put it on the air. I hope to catch some of you on the air with it some time.

      Enjoy the pictures....

      73
      Tom Warren
      W4TMW
      skcc 6184T

      ps; sorry about the date (1/1/2006)on them. I gotta figure out how to make the current date as the default.
    • Tom
      To see pix of the key, please look for the album named W4TMW. 73 Tom W4TMW
      Message 2 of 7 , Jun 18, 2011
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        To see pix of the key, please look for the album named W4TMW.


        73
        Tom
        W4TMW

        "Tom" wrote:
        >
        >
        > Today I posted some pictures of the 'PaddleBug' which I recently completed. As many of you know, this is a design by Richard Meiss (WB9PLU) without whose help I might not have been able to put it on the air. I hope to catch some of you on the air with it some time.
        >
        > Enjoy the pictures....
        >
        > 73
        > Tom Warren
        > W4TMW
        > skcc 6184T
        >
        > ps; sorry about the date (1/1/2006)on them. I gotta figure out how to make the current date as the default.
        >
      • Edwin Rivera (YV5HUJ)
        What a beautiful key, Tom, could you please upload a short video playing with this wonderful toy? 73 Edwin - YV5HUJ yv5huj.org  
        Message 3 of 7 , Jun 18, 2011
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          What a beautiful key,
          Tom, could you please upload a short video playing with this wonderful toy?
           
          73
          Edwin - YV5HUJ

          yv5huj.org

           

           


          De: Tom <mtnest@...>
          Para: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          Enviado: sáb, junio 18, 2011 6:21:28 PM
          Asunto: [cw_bugs] Re: A Paddle Bug is born............

           



          To see pix of the key, please look for the album named W4TMW.

          73
          Tom
          W4TMW

          "Tom" wrote:

          >
          >
          > Today I posted some pictures of the 'PaddleBug' which I recently completed. As many of you know, this is a design by Richard Meiss (WB9PLU) without whose help I might not have been able to put it on the air. I hope to catch some of you on the air with it some time.
          >
          > Enjoy the pictures....
          >
          > 73
          > Tom Warren
          > W4TMW
          > skcc 6184T
          >
          > ps; sorry about the date (1/1/2006)on them. I gotta figure out how to make the current date as the default.
          >

        • Tom
          Edwin, Thanks, and glad you liked the key, I m sorry but I do not have the capability to produce video on Youtube. However, here is a link showing Rich
          Message 4 of 7 , Jun 19, 2011
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            Edwin,

            Thanks, and glad you liked the key, I'm sorry but I do not have the capability to produce video on Youtube. However, here is a link showing Rich (WB9PLU) using one of his Paddle Bugs on youtube.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YiwiZ_yOkA

            Also, if you would like to hear my key on the air, I would be most happy to schedule a qso with you.

            73
            Tom
            W4TMW


            ....................................................


            "Edwin Rivera \(YV5HUJ\)" wrote:
            >
            > What a beautiful key,
            > Tom, could you please upload a short video playing with this wonderful toy?
            >
            > 73
            > Edwin - YV5HUJ
            > yv5huj.org
          • k4oso
            Tom, The craftsmanship is beautiful! I can t imagine dealing with a common set of adjustments (paddle and bug) in the same key. Is it possible to change the
            Message 5 of 7 , Jun 19, 2011
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              Tom,
              The craftsmanship is beautiful!
              I can't imagine dealing with a common set of adjustments (paddle and bug) in the same key. Is it possible to change the spacing, spring tension, etc of the paddle without changing same on the bug? Or is it a compromise of the two?
              73, Milt k4oso


              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Tom" <mtnest@...> wrote:
              >
              >
              > Today I posted some pictures of the 'PaddleBug' which I recently completed. As many of you know, this is a design by Richard Meiss (WB9PLU) without whose help I might not have been able to put it on the air. I hope to catch some of you on the air with it some time.
              >
              > Enjoy the pictures....
              >
              > 73
              > Tom Warren
              > W4TMW
              > skcc 6184T
              >
              > ps; sorry about the date (1/1/2006)on them. I gotta figure out how to make the current date as the default.
              >
            • Tom
              Hi Milt...... I use mine for bug use only so can t comment on iambic keying setting compromises. No, the PaddleBug doesn t have independent adjustments (Iambic
              Message 6 of 7 , Jun 20, 2011
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                Hi Milt......

                I use mine for bug use only so can't comment on iambic keying setting compromises.
                No, the PaddleBug doesn't have independent adjustments (Iambic vs Bug)that I'm aware of. I haven't played around with this one to much as far as adjusting the dot 'weight' is concerned but have 2 interchangeable weights ( shown in the pictures) to use for fast (abt 22wpm and up) and slow (abt 10wpm to 18). I don't have a reader to analyze any of the code structure, just use the side-tone of my rig to dial in speeds then compare to the PaddleBug speed.

                I initially had trouble getting the pendulum to make more then 4 or 5 ocillations but Rich pointed me in the right direction and with his tips and suggestions she came to life.

                73
                Tom
                W4TMW






                Milt wrote:
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                > Tom,
                > The craftsmanship is beautiful!
                > I can't imagine dealing with a common set of adjustments (paddle and bug) in the same key. Is it possible to change the spacing, spring tension, etc of the paddle without changing same on the bug? Or is it a compromise of the two?
                > 73, Milt k4oso
              • Richard Meiss
                Hi, Milt - I agree - Tom did a fine job. Sort of a vindication of the design. About the adjustments. They are a partial compromise, but since it is a
                Message 7 of 7 , Jun 20, 2011
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                  Hi, Milt -

                  I agree - Tom did a fine job. Sort of a vindication of the design.
                  About the adjustments. They are a partial compromise, but since it is a two-lever bug, the dash adjustments can be the same for both the bug and paddle functions. The dot paddle action, which requires the pendulum to be restrained, probably would have to be adjusted for paddle use - this is usually as simple as reducing the contact spacing.

                  73 de Rich, WB9LPU


                  --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "k4oso" <k4oso@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Tom,
                  > The craftsmanship is beautiful!
                  > I can't imagine dealing with a common set of adjustments (paddle and bug) in the same key. Is it possible to change the spacing, spring tension, etc of the paddle without changing same on the bug? Or is it a compromise of the two?
                  > 73, Milt k4oso
                  >
                  >
                  > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Tom" <mtnest@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Today I posted some pictures of the 'PaddleBug' which I recently completed. As many of you know, this is a design by Richard Meiss (WB9PLU) without whose help I might not have been able to put it on the air. I hope to catch some of you on the air with it some time.
                  > >
                  > > Enjoy the pictures....
                  > >
                  > > 73
                  > > Tom Warren
                  > > W4TMW
                  > > skcc 6184T
                  > >
                  > > ps; sorry about the date (1/1/2006)on them. I gotta figure out how to make the current date as the default.
                  > >
                  >
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