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Re: Vibroplex contacts

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  • nzeronv
    I have found that Ten-Tec rigs reproduce the switch bounce of the Vibroplex dit contacts too faithfully. Fortunately, a 1 uF capacitor across the bug
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 15, 2011
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      I have found that Ten-Tec rigs reproduce the switch bounce of the Vibroplex dit contacts too faithfully. Fortunately, a 1 uF capacitor across the bug terminals did the trick with my Omni VI. YMMV.

      Jack - N0NV
      SKCC 1662



      --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Meiss" <wb9lpu@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi, All -
      >
      > I have found another solution for scratchy and "bouncy" dots when keying a very unforgiving solid state rig. I use the bug to key an MFJ keyer that has a "semiautomatic" function. The electronics in the keyer are very forgiving of bounces and scratches, but what comes out the other end is exactly what you told the bug to do - including all of your timing and "swing" peculiarities. The problem that I have found with a capacitor that you have access to only the "C" in an RC circuit; the inaccessible components vary with the rig that you are keying, and the effectiveness of this approach may also vary.
      >
      > 73 de Rich, WB9LPU
      >
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