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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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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