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  • Joe V31JP
    I have one of Tom s MagPad iambic paddles. I tried/used a magnetic by TenTec at field day years ago and not impressed. Tom s impressed me! I am now saving
    Message 1 of 17 , Sep 10, 2013
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      I have one of Tom's MagPad iambic paddles.  I tried/used a magnetic by TenTec at field day years ago and
      not impressed.  Tom's impressed me!  I am now saving up for his Olympic.  I have a Buzza 100 I am trying to
      squeeze in a restoration of, but as it is, a really nice feel and smooth sending double lever. I have been on
      the look out for a Vibroplex Double lever basket case and have missed two, argh!

      On 9/10/2013 1:19 PM, Fernando wrote:
       

      Hello


      He quoted me $220 plus shipping.

      He has sent a few pictures with pieces on the mill

      on the one he is making me.

      Expect a 30 day wait. Not bad since awhile ago

      I waited nearly a year for an OZ bug.


      Fernando N2FQ/6




      On Sep 10, 2013, at 10:51 AM, "D.J.J. Ring, Jr." <n1ea@...> wrote:



      Beautiful right angle bug, how much do they cost?

      I especially like the hex and locking nut arrangement, for precise adjustments.

      It is like others includding McElroy used.

      73

      DR
      N1EA

      On Sep 10, 2013 12:39 PM, "Fernando" <n2fq@...> wrote:


      Hello

      I received one in June and the exchange rate at

      that time came out to $315. Payment made to his

      daughter here in the states. Tom did an excellent job.

      I never had the pleasure of using a double lever

      and can say that errors still do occur, just like my other

      keys. hi.. 

      Waiting for delivery of one 90 degree bug from Donnie.

      Have a look.

       
      Fernando N2FQ/6




      On Sep 9, 2013, at 5:34 PM, Lee Young <k5ly@...> wrote:

      Yes, that Olympic is a truly beautiful Bug.
      The dots and dits sound remarkable.

      I'm afraid to ask the price.

      -- 
      Lee Young, K5LY
      ARRL Life member, CWops #1124, FISTS #15371, SKCC #7448, NAQCC #5451
      CW Forever!


      On Mon, 2013-09-09 at 16:42 -0700, TroyW6HV wrote:

      I just watched the video and the “OLYMPIC” is a truly beautiful bug.
      Sure wish I had one! I’ve never used a bug that was adjusted with
      magnetic controls.

      I am currently using my “Deluxe Model MAC Key” (C 1938). The slowest
      speed is about 23 WPM and I must add a few washers to slow it down to
      20 for the CW net. The weights for my Vibroplex bugs wont fit.

      73,
      Troy, W6HV

      From: D.J.J. Ring, Jr. 
      Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 3:10 PM
      To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com 
      Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Different Vibroplex Bugs Characteristics



      G3HGE Tom Withers currently makes a very nice dual lever
      semi-automatic called  "OLYMPIC" that can send quite slowly.  You
      could contact him at TW Equipment in England, he could tell you how
      slowly it can send.

      I have serial number 001 of this key which I use on air. Double lever
      keys are easier to send with at about 35 wpm and faster because the
      dash lever is totally independant from the dot lever and can produce
      dashes following dots with better timing.

      73

      David
      N1EA







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      I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever and prefer basket cases to restore.
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    • Romers Romansky
      Vizkey vertical bug plays beautifully at around 10 wpm or less with no additional weights. On the max end, slower than my vibroplexes but faster than than I ll
      Message 2 of 17 , Sep 12, 2013
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        Vizkey vertical bug plays beautifully at around 10 wpm or less with no additional weights. On the max end, slower than my vibroplexes but faster than than I'll ever be able to cleanly send. With a look.
        Best
        Jerome VA7VV

        Sent from my iPad

        On 2013-09-09, at 5:34 PM, Lee Young <k5ly@...> wrote:

         

        Yes, that Olympic is a truly beautiful Bug.
        The dots and dits sound remarkable.

        I'm afraid to ask the price.

        --
        Lee Young, K5LY
        ARRL Life member, CWops #1124, FISTS #15371, SKCC #7448, NAQCC #5451
        CW Forever!

        On Mon, 2013-09-09 at 16:42 -0700, TroyW6HV wrote:
        >
        > I just watched the video and the “OLYMPIC” is a truly beautiful bug.
        > Sure wish I had one! I’ve never used a bug that was adjusted with
        > magnetic controls.
        >
        > I am currently using my “Deluxe Model MAC Key” (C 1938). The slowest
        > speed is about 23 WPM and I must add a few washers to slow it down to
        > 20 for the CW net. The weights for my Vibroplex bugs wont fit.
        >
        > 73,
        > Troy, W6HV
        >
        > From: D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
        > Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 3:10 PM
        > To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Different Vibroplex Bugs Characteristics
        >
        >
        >
        > G3HGE Tom Withers currently makes a very nice dual lever
        > semi-automatic called "OLYMPIC" that can send quite slowly. You
        > could contact him at TW Equipment in England, he could tell you how
        > slowly it can send.
        >
        > I have serial number 001 of this key which I use on air. Double lever
        > keys are easier to send with at about 35 wpm and faster because the
        > dash lever is totally independant from the dot lever and can produce
        > dashes following dots with better timing.
        >
        > 73
        >
        > David
        > N1EA
        >
        >
        >
        >

      • Benny Owens
        I LIKE MY VERTICAL VIZBUG AND MY 90 DEGREE VIZBUG. THEY ARE BOTH ON DISPLAY IN MY DEN IN THE BUG DISPLAY CABINET ALONG WITH MY VIBROPLEX AND OTHER BUGS. I
        Message 3 of 17 , Sep 13, 2013
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          I LIKE MY VERTICAL VIZBUG AND MY 90 DEGREE VIZBUG.  THEY ARE BOTH ON DISPLAY IN MY DEN IN THE BUG DISPLAY CABINET ALONG WITH MY VIBROPLEX AND OTHER BUGS.  I LIKED THE 90 DEGREE VIZPADDLE AND VIZBUG SO MUCH I ASKED FOR A COMBO UNIT WITH BOTH ON THE SAME BASE.  I USE IT EVERYDAY.  SEE THE PHOTO ON http://www.qrz.com/db/K5KV/

          THE COMBO BASE IS STABLE AND HAS NEVER MOVED A BIT IN USE.

          ONE THING I HAVE NOTICED ABOUT THE VIZ BUGS IS THE CONTACT DONT NEED CLEANING AS OFTEN AS OTHER BUGS DO.  TOM SEZ THEY ARE SILVER PLATED BUT IT KINDA LOOKS LIKE GOLD TO MY BAD EYES.  WHATEVER, IT WORKS AND WORKS LIKE THE EVERREADY BUNNY.

          73
          BENNY K5KV




          On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 4:55 PM, Romers Romansky <romansky2002@...> wrote:
           

          Vizkey vertical bug plays beautifully at around 10 wpm or less with no additional weights. On the max end, slower than my vibroplexes but faster than than I'll ever be able to cleanly send. With a look.
          Best
          Jerome VA7VV

          Sent from my iPad

          On 2013-09-09, at 5:34 PM, Lee Young <k5ly@...> wrote:

           

          Yes, that Olympic is a truly beautiful Bug.
          The dots and dits sound remarkable.

          I'm afraid to ask the price.

          --
          Lee Young, K5LY
          ARRL Life member, CWops #1124, FISTS #15371, SKCC #7448, NAQCC #5451
          CW Forever!

          On Mon, 2013-09-09 at 16:42 -0700, TroyW6HV wrote:
          >
          > I just watched the video and the “OLYMPIC” is a truly beautiful bug.
          > Sure wish I had one! I’ve never used a bug that was adjusted with
          > magnetic controls.
          >
          > I am currently using my “Deluxe Model MAC Key” (C 1938). The slowest
          > speed is about 23 WPM and I must add a few washers to slow it down to
          > 20 for the CW net. The weights for my Vibroplex bugs wont fit.
          >
          > 73,
          > Troy, W6HV
          >
          > From: D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
          > Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 3:10 PM
          > To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Different Vibroplex Bugs Characteristics
          >
          >
          >
          > G3HGE Tom Withers currently makes a very nice dual lever
          > semi-automatic called "OLYMPIC" that can send quite slowly. You
          > could contact him at TW Equipment in England, he could tell you how
          > slowly it can send.
          >
          > I have serial number 001 of this key which I use on air. Double lever
          > keys are easier to send with at about 35 wpm and faster because the
          > dash lever is totally independant from the dot lever and can produce
          > dashes following dots with better timing.
          >
          > 73
          >
          > David
          > N1EA
          >
          >
          >
          >


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