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Re: [cw_bugs] Different Vibroplex Bugs Characteristics

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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 1 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 2 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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