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  • Donald Kemp
    Bill, Jeweled bearings are supposed to be better at higher speeds. I think Betsy told me over 30 wpm they would be of benefit. 73, Don, NN8B ... [Non-text
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 3, 2007
      Bill,

      Jeweled bearings are supposed to be better at higher speeds. I think Betsy
      told me over 30 wpm they would be of benefit.

      73,
      Don, NN8B


      On 1/3/07, nt9k_skcc <nt9k_skcc@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've never used the paddles on the air. I've been using them to warm
      > up for my straight key, get my timing in sync, my mojo working. hi
      >
      > I was looking at 3 different bugs, the LTA-GMSO, the Blue Racer 2k and
      > the 100th Annibug. I couldn't find any info on the LTA other than it
      > sure would look sweet sitting next to my new skcc str key.
      >
      > What's the difference between a bug with jeweled movements vs. one
      > without? Is there a huge difference? Bill - NT9K
      >
      > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com <cw_bugs%40yahoogroups.com>, Earl Needham
      > <needhame1@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > At 01:16 PM 1/3/2007, nt9k_skcc wrote:
      > > >Hi All, this is my first post to the group.
      > > >Yesterday, I backordered my first bug. My elmers helped me pick the
      > > >Vibroplex 100th Anniversary bug. When I called I thought I might be
      > > >getting one of the last of the 250 made, but they told me they are
      > > >making another run up to serial number 500.
      > >
      > > That's sure a pretty one! Maybe next time I'll get a new
      > > one. The newest bug I have was made in 1953! :-)
      > >
      > > >I thought it was pretty cool to be able to choose the serial number
      > > >that I wanted. I picked 263, the month and yr I was born. The next
      > > >batch is supposed to due in abt 2 weeks.
      > > >
      > > >I've never tried a bug. 30+ yrs with a str key. I bought my first set
      > > >of paddles a few months ago but now want to learn how to send with a
      > > >bug. I look forward to torturing you all while I learn.
      > >
      > > That's funny!
      > >
      > > Seriously, I looked at your web site, and it looks like
      > > you've used paddles. I hope I'm not alone in this experience -- but
      > > I feel like a bug is similar to using paddles, just that you need a
      > > bit more movement than with paddles. Once I had mine adjusted, I
      > > found I can send with it acceptable, but it's REAL easy to get too
      > > fast with it, HI!
      > >
      > > 7 3
      > > Earl
      > >
      > > KD5XB
      > > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
      > > "Just say NO to DHL"
      > >
      >
      >
      >


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    • Larry
      ... Betsy ... Guess I don t have to worry about jeweled bearings, then! :) 73 de Larry W2LJ
      Message 2 of 9 , Jan 3, 2007
        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Donald Kemp" <nn8b.oh@...> wrote:
        >
        > Bill,
        >
        > Jeweled bearings are supposed to be better at higher speeds. I think
        Betsy
        > told me over 30 wpm they would be of benefit.
        >


        Guess I don't have to worry about jeweled bearings, then! :)

        73 de Larry W2LJ
      • Kevin der Kinderen
        Think ahead. I d say if the few extra bucks don t shock you go for the jeweled bearings. Any key is a joy, a smooth-feeling key is ecstasy. When I buy keys I
        Message 3 of 9 , Jan 3, 2007
          Think ahead. I'd say if the few extra bucks don't shock you go for the
          jeweled bearings. Any key is a joy, a smooth-feeling key is ecstasy.

          When I buy keys I always look at things like bearing type and return type
          (spring/magnetic). The better the key works the less I think about it and
          the more I concentrate on and enjoy the QSOs with it.

          73,
          Kev, K4VD
          http://k4vd.net/


          -----Original Message-----
          From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
          Larry
          Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 8:17 PM
          To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [cw_bugs] Re: New to cw_bug group

          Guess I don't have to worry about jeweled bearings, then! :)

          73 de Larry W2LJ
        • David Ring
          In a bug with a jeweled movement, there are little cups that have a synthetic jewel in them instead of being just a hollowed out cup of metal. Interestingly
          Message 4 of 9 , Jan 3, 2007
            In a bug with a jeweled movement, there are little cups that have a
            synthetic jewel in them instead of being just a hollowed out cup of metal.

            Interestingly the Blue Racer 2K "Standard" finish has a jewled movement -
            and I believe the 100th Anniversary Bug does also.

            Both types work well - the jeweled movement can be broken by crushing the
            jewel by too much pressure on it - (that's why there is no top adjusting
            screw like the standard movement.

            The Blue Racer 2K has standard full sized Original hardware (unlike the
            older Blue Racers which had miniature hardware). The blue color is nice.
            The base is the narrow 2-1/2 inch wide base.

            I like the full size base because it is more stable.

            But I love the blue color - so it is a toss up which I'd buy - probably the
            100th anniversary key!

            73
            David N1EA


            On 1/4/07, nt9k_skcc <nt9k_skcc@...> wrote:
            >
            > I've never used the paddles on the air. I've been using them to warm
            > up for my straight key, get my timing in sync, my mojo working. hi
            >
            > I was looking at 3 different bugs, the LTA-GMSO, the Blue Racer 2k and
            > the 100th Annibug. I couldn't find any info on the LTA other than it
            > sure would look sweet sitting next to my new skcc str key.
            >
            > What's the difference between a bug with jeweled movements vs. one
            > without? Is there a huge difference? Bill - NT9K
            >
            > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com <cw_bugs%40yahoogroups.com>, Earl Needham
            > <needhame1@...> wrote:
            > >
            > > At 01:16 PM 1/3/2007, nt9k_skcc wrote:
            > > >Hi All, this is my first post to the group.
            > > >Yesterday, I backordered my first bug. My elmers helped me pick the
            > > >Vibroplex 100th Anniversary bug. When I called I thought I might be
            > > >getting one of the last of the 250 made, but they told me they are
            > > >making another run up to serial number 500.
            > >
            > > That's sure a pretty one! Maybe next time I'll get a new
            > > one. The newest bug I have was made in 1953! :-)
            > >
            > > >I thought it was pretty cool to be able to choose the serial number
            > > >that I wanted. I picked 263, the month and yr I was born. The next
            > > >batch is supposed to due in abt 2 weeks.
            > > >
            > > >I've never tried a bug. 30+ yrs with a str key. I bought my first set
            > > >of paddles a few months ago but now want to learn how to send with a
            > > >bug. I look forward to torturing you all while I learn.
            > >
            > > That's funny!
            > >
            > > Seriously, I looked at your web site, and it looks like
            > > you've used paddles. I hope I'm not alone in this experience -- but
            > > I feel like a bug is similar to using paddles, just that you need a
            > > bit more movement than with paddles. Once I had mine adjusted, I
            > > found I can send with it acceptable, but it's REAL easy to get too
            > > fast with it, HI!
            > >
            > > 7 3
            > > Earl
            > >
            > > KD5XB
            > > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
            > > "Just say NO to DHL"
            >


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          • nt9k_skcc
            Thanks for the explaination David. The 100th anniebug doesn t have the jeweled movements but the Blue Racer 2k does. That was bugging me, pardon the pun. In
            Message 5 of 9 , Jan 4, 2007
              Thanks for the explaination David. The 100th anniebug doesn't have the
              jeweled movements but the Blue Racer 2k does. That was bugging me,
              pardon the pun. In the end it was the size and weight of the base that
              made up my mind.

              Anybody got any info on the LTA-GMSO bug? The website doesn't even
              tell the size of the base. It looks the same size as the LTA-SKCC? I
              asked Marshall and he couldn't tell me?

              73 Bill - NT9K
              http://www.nt9k.com

              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
              >
              > In a bug with a jeweled movement, there are little cups that have a
              > synthetic jewel in them instead of being just a hollowed out cup of
              metal.
              >
              > Interestingly the Blue Racer 2K "Standard" finish has a jewled
              movement -
              > and I believe the 100th Anniversary Bug does also.
              >
              > Both types work well - the jeweled movement can be broken by
              crushing the
              > jewel by too much pressure on it - (that's why there is no top adjusting
              > screw like the standard movement.
              >
              > The Blue Racer 2K has standard full sized Original hardware (unlike the
              > older Blue Racers which had miniature hardware). The blue color is
              nice.
              > The base is the narrow 2-1/2 inch wide base.
              >
              > I like the full size base because it is more stable.
              >
              > But I love the blue color - so it is a toss up which I'd buy -
              probably the
              > 100th anniversary key!
              >
              > 73
              > David N1EA
              >
              >
              > On 1/4/07, nt9k_skcc <nt9k_skcc@...> wrote:
              > >
              > > I've never used the paddles on the air. I've been using them to warm
              > > up for my straight key, get my timing in sync, my mojo working. hi
              > >
              > > I was looking at 3 different bugs, the LTA-GMSO, the Blue Racer 2k and
              > > the 100th Annibug. I couldn't find any info on the LTA other than it
              > > sure would look sweet sitting next to my new skcc str key.
              > >
              > > What's the difference between a bug with jeweled movements vs. one
              > > without? Is there a huge difference? Bill - NT9K
              > >
              > > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com <cw_bugs%40yahoogroups.com>, Earl
              Needham
              > > <needhame1@> wrote:
              > > >
              > > > At 01:16 PM 1/3/2007, nt9k_skcc wrote:
              > > > >Hi All, this is my first post to the group.
              > > > >Yesterday, I backordered my first bug. My elmers helped me pick the
              > > > >Vibroplex 100th Anniversary bug. When I called I thought I might be
              > > > >getting one of the last of the 250 made, but they told me they are
              > > > >making another run up to serial number 500.
              > > >
              > > > That's sure a pretty one! Maybe next time I'll get a new
              > > > one. The newest bug I have was made in 1953! :-)
              > > >
              > > > >I thought it was pretty cool to be able to choose the serial number
              > > > >that I wanted. I picked 263, the month and yr I was born. The next
              > > > >batch is supposed to due in abt 2 weeks.
              > > > >
              > > > >I've never tried a bug. 30+ yrs with a str key. I bought my
              first set
              > > > >of paddles a few months ago but now want to learn how to send
              with a
              > > > >bug. I look forward to torturing you all while I learn.
              > > >
              > > > That's funny!
              > > >
              > > > Seriously, I looked at your web site, and it looks like
              > > > you've used paddles. I hope I'm not alone in this experience -- but
              > > > I feel like a bug is similar to using paddles, just that you need a
              > > > bit more movement than with paddles. Once I had mine adjusted, I
              > > > found I can send with it acceptable, but it's REAL easy to get too
              > > > fast with it, HI!
              > > >
              > > > 7 3
              > > > Earl
              > > >
              > > > KD5XB
              > > > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
              > > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
              > > > "Just say NO to DHL"
              > >
              >
              >
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              >
            • k4oso@aol.com
              Bill, Though the anniebug does not have the jeweled movement, you CAN have Betsy add that to your key for a nominal charge. 73, Milt k4oso In a message dated
              Message 6 of 9 , Jan 4, 2007
                Bill,
                Though the anniebug does not have the jeweled movement, you CAN have Betsy
                add that to your key for a nominal charge.

                73, Milt k4oso

                In a message dated 1/4/2007 1:27:38 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
                nt9k_skcc@... writes:

                Thanks for the explaination David. The 100th anniebug doesn't have the
                jeweled movements but the Blue Racer 2k does. That was bugging me,
                pardon the pun. In the end it was the size and weight of the base that
                made up my mind.






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