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    I have just uploaded a simple program I wrote to help me with my bug sending. After decades of squeeze keying, I had to teach myself to pump the dah side of
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 23, 2011
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      I have just uploaded a simple program I wrote to help me with my bug sending. After decades of squeeze keying, I had to teach myself to pump the dah side of the lever for those characters that had two or more consecutive dahs. The program is very basic and not at all flashy (I am much better at producing Morse code than PC code), but it does what I says it does.

      Bug.exe is an application that generates 5 x 10 grids for bug practice. The characters in each grid are a random selection of letters, numbers and common punctuation marks - but only the ones that contain two or more consecutive dahs; i.e. the ones that require you to pump the right hand side of the lever. As a longstanding squeeze key user but a newcomer to bug sending I found practising these characters was a great help. I hope you do too.

      To use bug.exe, unzip it to a folder of your choice and simply double click on it. A simple console window will open up. If you enter Y in either upper or lower case a random grid will be generated, entering any other character will terminate the program.

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      Paul
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