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Re: A Paddle Bug is born............

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  • 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 1 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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