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  • cloud runner
    New Year s Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia. BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as
    Message 1 of 12 , Dec 16, 2012
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      New Year's Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia.  BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as Mechanical Key night welcoming bugs to the activity, since year 2000 when no fewer than Four Cloverleaf early Vibroplex #4 or Blue Racers came together in a single roundtable QSO.
       
      While bugs may be found anywhere on the bands, they may be most prevalent between .020 and .030 from the bottom of CW bands.
       
      CU then!
       
      73,  Fred - KT5X
       
      Photo:  Standard Radio bug, made under special order for the U.S. Air Corps, 1943, for use aboard planes and mostly in the Pacific.  Bases have been found in black, green, maroon, and nickel.
       
    • k4oso@aol.com
      A beautiful piece of equipment , Fred! Getting ready for Christmas here. Hope to hear you at the bottom of the bands on SKN, alias MKN. 161, Milt k4oso In a
      Message 2 of 12 , Dec 16, 2012
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        A beautiful piece of "equipment", Fred!
        Getting ready for Christmas here.  Hope to hear you at the bottom of the bands on SKN, alias MKN.
        161, Milt k4oso
         
        In a message dated 12/16/2012 6:40:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, just.one.hill@... writes:
        New Year's Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia.  BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as Mechanical Key night welcoming bugs to the activity, since year 2000 when no fewer than Four Cloverleaf early Vibroplex #4 or Blue Racers came together in a single roundtable QSO.
         
        While bugs may be found anywhere on the bands, they may be most prevalent between .020 and .030 from the bottom of CW bands.
         
        CU then!
         
        73,  Fred - KT5X
         
      • Joe V31JP
        Beautiful, Fred! I hope to be on with my two Juniors, 20 & 36 and my 55 Blue Racer Deluxe. I may even get the 28 nickel plated #6 going by then as well. I
        Message 3 of 12 , Dec 16, 2012
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          Beautiful, Fred!

          I hope to be on with my two Juniors, '20 & '36 and my '55 Blue Racer Deluxe.  I may even get the '28 nickel plated #6 going by then as well. I have a '41 Zephyr (finally)
          in Texas, but I don't think it will be down here soon. I hope to CU then as well.

          On 12/16/2012 5:40 PM, cloud runner wrote:
          New Year's Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia.  BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as Mechanical Key night welcoming bugs to the activity, since year 2000 when no fewer than Four Cloverleaf early Vibroplex #4 or Blue Racers came together in a single roundtable QSO.
           
          While bugs may be found anywhere on the bands, they may be most prevalent between .020 and .030 from the bottom of CW bands.
           
          CU then!
           
          73,  Fred - KT5X
           
          Photo:  Standard Radio bug, made under special order for the U.S. Air Corps, 1943, for use aboard planes and mostly in the Pacific.  Bases have been found in black, green, maroon, and nickel.
           

          -- 
          161, Joe, Ronnie(Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
          P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
          (Hopkins Village) Belize
          011-501-503-7346 Belize
          011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
          or
          5204 Texas Highway 49 W
          Omaha, TX 75571-6474
          U.S.A.
          903-424-4267 (My cellular when in Texas)
          Also, K8JP, member FOC1743, CWops876, QCWA-LM21894, OOTC4607, A1OP, SKCC3171T, NAQCC5798, FISTS7625CC951, 
          http://www.justanswer.com/lp-1eh8-tool-repair
          I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever, Lionel J-36 and prefer basket cases to restore.
        • Eric Holmes
          I will have My 1929 Lightning Bug on air. Or if i run into someone else with a junior or zephyr, i will match it ;-)   AC5CW ..
          Message 4 of 12 , Dec 17, 2012
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            I will have My 1929 Lightning Bug on air. Or if i run into someone else with a junior or zephyr, i will match it ;-)   AC5CW ..



            From: Joe V31JP <v31jp1957@...>
            To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 6:02 PM
            Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Mechanical Key Night

             
            Beautiful, Fred!

            I hope to be on with my two Juniors, '20 & '36 and my '55 Blue Racer Deluxe.  I may even get the '28 nickel plated #6 going by then as well. I have a '41 Zephyr (finally)
            in Texas, but I don't think it will be down here soon. I hope to CU then as well.

            On 12/16/2012 5:40 PM, cloud runner wrote:
            New Year's Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia.  BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as Mechanical Key night welcoming bugs to the activity, since year 2000 when no fewer than Four Cloverleaf early Vibroplex #4 or Blue Racers came together in a single roundtable QSO.
             
            While bugs may be found anywhere on the bands, they may be most prevalent between .020 and .030 from the bottom of CW bands.
             
            CU then!
             
            73,  Fred - KT5X
             
            Photo:  Standard Radio bug, made under special order for the U.S. Air Corps, 1943, for use aboard planes and mostly in the Pacific.  Bases have been found in black, green, maroon, and nickel.
             

            -- 
            161, Joe, Ronnie(Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
            P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
            (Hopkins Village) Belize
            011-501-503-7346 Belize
            011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
            or
            5204 Texas Highway 49 W
            Omaha, TX 75571-6474
            U.S.A.
            903-424-4267 (My cellular when in Texas)
            Also, K8JP, member FOC1743, CWops876, QCWA-LM21894, OOTC4607, A1OP, SKCC3171T, NAQCC5798, FISTS7625CC951, 
            http://www.justanswer.com/lp-1eh8-tool-repair
            I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever, Lionel J-36 and prefer basket cases to restore.


          • cloud runner
            The 29 #6 (Lightning) is a gem. The obvious thing is the slightly larger speed-weight, but for whatever reason, that key is just so smooth! And Jpe, congrats
            Message 5 of 12 , Dec 17, 2012
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              The '29 #6 (Lightning) is a gem.  The obvious thing is the slightly larger speed-weight, but for whatever reason, that key is just so smooth!
               
              And Jpe, congrats on your JR's, too.  You will find the DL and X you are looking for.  They are both vy fun keys.
               
              Here is my JR sporting rare chrome plating and Woolly Mammoth ivory finger pieces.
               
              161,  Fred - kt5x
               
               
              1912 X key, fully working
               
               
               

               

              I will have My 1929 Lightning Bug on air. Or if i run into someone else with a junior or zephyr, i will match it ;-)   AC5CW ..



              From: Joe V31JP <v31jp1957@...>
              To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 6:02 PM
              Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Mechanical Key Night

               
              Beautiful, Fred!

              I hope to be on with my two Juniors, '20 & '36 and my '55 Blue Racer Deluxe.  I may even get the '28 nickel plated #6 going by then as well. I have a '41 Zephyr (finally)
              in Texas, but I don't think it will be down here soon. I hope to CU then as well.

              On 12/16/2012 5:40 PM, cloud runner wrote:
              New Year's Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia.  BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as Mechanical Key night welcoming bugs to the activity, since year 2000 when no fewer than Four Cloverleaf early Vibroplex #4 or Blue Racers came together in a single roundtable QSO.
               
              While bugs may be found anywhere on the bands, they may be most prevalent between .020 and .030 from the bottom of CW bands.
               
              CU then!
               
              73,  Fred - KT5X
               
              Photo:  Standard Radio bug, made under special order for the U.S. Air Corps, 1943, for use aboard planes and mostly in the Pacific.  Bases have been found in black, green, maroon, and nickel.
               

              -- 
              161, Joe, Ronnie(Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
              P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
              (Hopkins Village) Belize
              011-501-503-7346 Belize
              011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
              or
              5204 Texas Highway 49 W
              Omaha, TX 75571-6474
              U.S.A.
              903-424-4267 (My cellular when in Texas)
              Also, K8JP, member FOC1743, CWops876, QCWA-LM21894, OOTC4607, A1OP, SKCC3171T, NAQCC5798, FISTS7625CC951, 
              http://www.justanswer.com/lp-1eh8-tool-repair
              I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever, Lionel J-36 and prefer basket cases to restore.


            • Cameldriver777
              Hello Guys, Looking forward to catching you all on the air. Early Model 4 for sure as  well as a few others including a Tiny Bug. Maybe another Buzza to Buzza
              Message 6 of 12 , Dec 17, 2012
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                Hello Guys,

                Looking forward to catching you all on the air. Early Model 4 for sure as
                 well as a few others including a Tiny Bug. Maybe another Buzza to Buzza contact Fred? 
                See ya soon. 73, Pete W5PEH


                Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ II Skyrocket™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone.
              • cloud runner
                Afraid my Buzza has gone to Will (W4HEX), but I can bring up a cobalt blue 1916 Racer! CU then, Pete ... Fred Hello Guys, Looking forward to catching you all
                Message 7 of 12 , Dec 17, 2012
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                  Afraid my Buzza has gone to Will (W4HEX), but I can bring up a cobalt blue 1916 Racer!
                   
                  CU then, Pete ... Fred
                   

                  Hello Guys,


                  Looking forward to catching you all on the air. Early Model 4 for sure as
                   well as a few others including a Tiny Bug. Maybe another Buzza to Buzza contact Fred? 
                  See ya soon. 73, Pete W5PEH


                  .

                • Tom
                  I m planning to be on the air with my newly completed Robley and Tough Piergraph No.2 . Also may break out my rendition of Richard Meiss (WB9LPU) Balanced
                  Message 8 of 12 , Dec 18, 2012
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                    I'm planning to be on the air with my newly completed Robley and Tough
                    Piergraph No.2 . Also may break out my rendition of Richard Meiss' (WB9LPU)
                    Balanced Bug and if things get totally out of hand, I'll revert to my own design
                    "Slab" straight key ;0)

                    Very Merry Christmas to all,

                    Tom
                    W4TMW





                    --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "cloud runner" wrote:

                    New Year's Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia. BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as Mechanical Key night welcoming bugs to the activity, since year 2000 when no fewer than Four Cloverleaf early Vibroplex #4 or Blue Racers came together in a single roundtable QSO.

                    While bugs may be found anywhere on the bands, they may be most prevalent between .020 and .030 from the bottom of CW bands.

                    CU then!

                    73, Fred - KT5X

                    Photo: Standard Radio bug, made under special order for the U.S. Air Corps, 1943, for use aboard planes and mostly in the Pacific. Bases have been found in black, green, maroon, and nickel.
                  • cloud runner
                    I m planning to be on the air with my newly completed Robley and Tough Piergraph No.2 . Also may break out my rendition of Richard Meiss (WB9LPU) Balanced Bug
                    Message 9 of 12 , Dec 18, 2012
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                      I'm planning to be on the air with my newly completed Robley and Tough
                      Piergraph No.2 . Also may break out my rendition of Richard Meiss' (WB9LPU)
                      Balanced Bug and if things get totally out of hand, I'll revert to my own design
                      "Slab" straight key ;0)

                      Very Merry Christmas to all,

                      Tom
                      W4TMW

                       
                      Photos, Tom ???
                       
                      fred.

                    • Richard Meiss
                      Hi, Tom - Certainly would like to hear your Balanced Bug sing. Family time permitting, I will be exercising a number of homebrew bugs, including the very tiny
                      Message 10 of 12 , Dec 18, 2012
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                        Hi, Tom -

                        Certainly would like to hear your Balanced Bug sing. Family time permitting, I will be exercising a number of homebrew bugs, including the very tiny Flea Bug. If the QRM is not too bad, I will hang out at the lower end of 40 and I hope to hear a lot of bugs, along with some good straight key sending.

                        73 es Merry Christmas to all de Rich, WB9LPU

                        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Tom" wrote:



                        I'm planning to be on the air with my newly completed Robley and Tough
                        Piergraph No.2 . Also may break out my rendition of Richard Meiss' (WB9LPU)
                        Balanced Bug and if things get totally out of hand, I'll revert to my own design
                        "Slab" straight key ;0)

                        Very Merry Christmas to all,

                        Tom
                        W4TMW





                        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "cloud runner" wrote:

                        New Year's Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia. BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as Mechanical Key night welcoming bugs to the activity, since year 2000 when no fewer than Four Cloverleaf early Vibroplex #4 or Blue Racers came together in a single roundtable QSO.

                        While bugs may be found anywhere on the bands, they may be most prevalent between .020 and .030 from the bottom of CW bands.

                        CU then!

                        73, Fred - KT5X

                        Photo: Standard Radio bug, made under special order for the U.S. Air Corps, 1943, for use aboard planes and mostly in the Pacific. Bases have been found in black, green, maroon, and nickel.
                      • Tom
                        ... Fred, I just posted a pix in the photos section in the W4TMW album. Tom
                        Message 11 of 12 , Dec 19, 2012
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                          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "cloud runner" <just.one.hill@...> wrote:
                          >
                          >
                          > I'm planning to be on the air with my newly completed Robley and Tough
                          > Piergraph No.2 . Also may break out my rendition of Richard Meiss' (WB9LPU)
                          > Balanced Bug and if things get totally out of hand, I'll revert to my own design
                          > "Slab" straight key ;0)
                          >
                          > Very Merry Christmas to all,
                          >
                          > Tom
                          > W4TMW
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > Photos, Tom ???
                          >
                          > fred.
                          >

                          Fred,
                          I just posted a pix in the photos section in the W4TMW album.
                          Tom
                        • Tom
                          Good morning Richard, Sounds good, I ll be listening for you somewhere in the mayhem ;0) from .050 and down. It ll be a treat to work you. Very Merry Christmas
                          Message 12 of 12 , Dec 19, 2012
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                            Good morning Richard,

                            Sounds good, I'll be listening for you somewhere in the mayhem ;0) from .050 and down.
                            It'll be a treat to work you.

                            Very Merry Christmas

                            Tom
                            W4TMW





                            --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Meiss" <wb9lpu@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > Hi, Tom -
                            >
                            > Certainly would like to hear your Balanced Bug sing. Family time permitting, I will be exercising a number of homebrew bugs, including the very tiny Flea Bug. If the QRM is not too bad, I will hang out at the lower end of 40 and I hope to hear a lot of bugs, along with some good straight key sending.
                            >
                            > 73 es Merry Christmas to all de Rich, WB9LPU
                            >
                            > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Tom" wrote:
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > I'm planning to be on the air with my newly completed Robley and Tough
                            > Piergraph No.2 . Also may break out my rendition of Richard Meiss' (WB9LPU)
                            > Balanced Bug and if things get totally out of hand, I'll revert to my own design
                            > "Slab" straight key ;0)
                            >
                            > Very Merry Christmas to all,
                            >
                            > Tom
                            > W4TMW
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "cloud runner" wrote:
                            >
                            > New Year's Eve is a traditional night of nostalgia. BUGS have joined the fun on what was formally known as SKN, or Straight Key Night, but has become known as Mechanical Key night welcoming bugs to the activity, since year 2000 when no fewer than Four Cloverleaf early Vibroplex #4 or Blue Racers came together in a single roundtable QSO.
                            >
                            > While bugs may be found anywhere on the bands, they may be most prevalent between .020 and .030 from the bottom of CW bands.
                            >
                            > CU then!
                            >
                            > 73, Fred - KT5X
                            >
                            > Photo: Standard Radio bug, made under special order for the U.S. Air Corps, 1943, for use aboard planes and mostly in the Pacific. Bases have been found in black, green, maroon, and nickel.
                            >
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