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  • Earl Needham
    ... I don t know why, but I keep thinking Vibroplex still sells them. However, a quick search of the web site comes up empty. Sometimes you see them on eBay.
    Message 1 of 17 , Oct 22, 2006
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      At 03:16 PM 10/22/2006, Don wrote:
      >I now need a source for more wedges. If anyone knows where to get
      >them I would like to know.

      I don't know why, but I keep thinking Vibroplex still sells
      them. However, a quick search of the web site comes up empty.

      Sometimes you see them on eBay.

      7 3
      Earl


      KD5XB
      Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
    • Earl Needham
      ... You mean you keep them all on your desk at the same time? ... Try Anderson PowerPoles, in a color other than red and black. Take a look at
      Message 2 of 17 , Oct 22, 2006
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        At 02:15 PM 10/22/2006, n2fq wrote:
        ><snip>
        >My modest collection of bug is now up to nine and started about
        >two years ago. Got hooked when I purchase a Collins Collector
        >Original, a Vibroplex edition that was offered (still is).
        >
        ><snip>
        >Now a question:
        >
        >To avoid desktop clutter with all those wires, how are the others
        >get a handle on this?

        You mean you keep them all on your desk at the same time?

        >I resorted to putting chassis ground lugs (the spaded ones not the
        >star type) to the keys,
        >and use spring loaded test leads to move from one key to another.
        >
        >Another solution I was thinking about was to make a circuit board between
        >the posts (with oblong holes) and a mini jack mounted on it. Then just
        >use a mini plug to change from key to key.
        >
        >Looking for other ideas.

        Try Anderson PowerPoles, in a color other than red and
        black. Take a look at
        http://www.powerwerx.com/category.asp?CtgID=3578 . You could use a
        regular 1/4" plug with about 6" of cord on it, then the
        PowerPoles. That way, the PowerPoles could be hidden behind your
        rig, if you wanted.

        7 3
        Earl


        KD5XB
        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
      • David J. Ring, Jr.
        I bought three wedges two years ago. Call Vibroplex and ask for Betsy (tell her David sent you!) - she might have some left. 73 David N1EA ... From: Earl
        Message 3 of 17 , Oct 22, 2006
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          I bought three wedges two years ago.

          Call Vibroplex and ask for Betsy (tell her David sent you!) - she might have
          some left.

          73

          David N1EA
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Earl Needham
          To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 10:43 PM
          Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: Greetings


          At 03:16 PM 10/22/2006, Don wrote:
          >I now need a source for more wedges. If anyone knows where to get
          >them I would like to know.

          I don't know why, but I keep thinking Vibroplex still sells
          them. However, a quick search of the web site comes up empty.

          Sometimes you see them on eBay.

          7 3
          Earl

          KD5XB
          Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs






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        • Don
          ... might have ... Thanks David, I ll give her a try. 73, Don, NN8B
          Message 4 of 17 , Oct 23, 2006
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            --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David J. Ring, Jr." <n1ea@...> wrote:
            >
            > I bought three wedges two years ago.
            >
            > Call Vibroplex and ask for Betsy (tell her David sent you!) - she
            might have
            > some left.
            >
            > 73
            >
            > David N1EA


            Thanks David, I'll give her a try.

            73,

            Don, NN8B
          • Fernando Quinones
            ... No, I have a cabinet with glass door and shelving and find that all that wire (a set for each bug) bunched up next to the each key distracts from the
            Message 5 of 17 , Oct 23, 2006
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              On Oct 22, 2006, at 7:47 PM, Earl Needham wrote:

              >>
              >> To avoid desktop clutter with all those wires, how are the others
              >> get a handle on this?
              >
              > You mean you keep them all on your desk at the same time?
              >

              No, I have a cabinet with glass door and shelving and find that all
              that wire (a set for each bug) bunched up next to the
              each key distracts from the looks.

              I put a picture of what I'm currently using in the photo section.

              Don't like to unscrew and screw done a lugs every time I change keys.

              Just want to get ideas on how others are doing it

              >
              > Try Anderson PowerPoles, in a color other than red and
              > black. Take a look at
              > http://www.powerwerx.com/category.asp?CtgID=3578 . You could use a
              > regular 1/4" plug with about 6" of cord on it, then the
              > PowerPoles. That way, the PowerPoles could be hidden behind your
              > rig, if you wanted.
              >
              > 7 3
              > Earl
              >
              >

              Yes that would work. tnx.



              Fernando Quinones N2FQ
            • Earl Needham
              ... I went to the Socorro hamfest today, and had a great time. While there, I saw a bug set up like this, with a short piece of perfboard and a minijack. I
              Message 6 of 17 , Oct 28, 2006
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                At 02:15 PM 10/22/2006, n2fq wrote:
                ><snip>
                >Another solution I was thinking about was to make a circuit board between
                >the posts (with oblong holes) and a mini jack mounted on it. Then just
                >use a mini plug to change from key to key.

                I went to the Socorro hamfest today, and had a great
                time. While there, I saw a bug set up like this, with a short piece
                of perfboard and a minijack. I have to say, once I saw it, this is
                the SLICKEST way of doing what you want that I can imagine. I
                suggest you forget PowerPoles and anything else and go with the
                mini-jack on a PCB.

                7 3
                Earl

                KD5XB
                Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
              • Kevin der Kinderen, K4VD
                If someone does this, take a picture and post it. I m having a hard time seeing it in my head. 73, Kev, K4VD http://k4vd.net/ ... From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                Message 7 of 17 , Oct 28, 2006
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                  If someone does this, take a picture and post it. I'm having a hard time
                  seeing it in my head.

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

                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
                  Earl Needham
                  Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:35 PM
                  To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Greetings

                  I went to the Socorro hamfest today, and had a great time. While
                  there, I saw a bug set up like this, with a short piece of perfboard and a
                  minijack. I have to say, once I saw it, this is the SLICKEST way of doing
                  what you want that I can imagine. I suggest you forget PowerPoles and
                  anything else and go with the mini-jack on a PCB.

                  7 3
                  Earl

                  KD5XB
                  Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs

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                • Earl Needham
                  ... You can just barely tell it in the top picture at http://www.kt5x.com/gallery.asp?keytype=2 Earl KD5XB Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                  Message 8 of 17 , Oct 28, 2006
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                    \At 07:43 PM 10/28/2006, Kevin der Kinderen, K4VD wrote:
                    >If someone does this, take a picture and post it. I'm having a hard time
                    >seeing it in my head.

                    You can just barely tell it in the top picture at
                    http://www.kt5x.com/gallery.asp?keytype=2

                    Earl

                    KD5XB
                    Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                  • Fernando Quinones
                    Earl thanks for sharing the picture. Yes.. that s the ticket, hi. I have some Radio Shack pc boards and sure will hack at it to make something similar. Oh.. on
                    Message 9 of 17 , Oct 29, 2006
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                      Earl thanks for sharing the picture. Yes.. that's the ticket, hi.

                      I have some Radio Shack pc boards and sure will hack at it to make
                      something similar.



                      Oh.. on another note, no problem opening up to other bugs.

                      I'm sure many here have bugs other than Vibroplex.




                      N1EA.. thanks for the diagram, it gave me another idea, no need to
                      drill holes

                      for the post as I was thinking. Now just make a large notch on the
                      edge of the pc board

                      so that I can move to my other bugs which don't have the same
                      distances between posts.

                      Good luck on that double lever..hi.


                      take care all

                      On Oct 28, 2006, at 6:34 PM, Earl Needham wrote:

                      > At 02:15 PM 10/22/2006, n2fq wrote:
                      >> <snip>
                      >> Another solution I was thinking about was to make a circuit board
                      >> between
                      >> the posts (with oblong holes) and a mini jack mounted on it. Then
                      >> just
                      >> use a mini plug to change from key to key.
                      >
                      > I went to the Socorro hamfest today, and had a great
                      > time. While there, I saw a bug set up like this, with a short piece
                      > of perfboard and a minijack. I have to say, once I saw it, this is
                      > the SLICKEST way of doing what you want that I can imagine. I
                      > suggest you forget PowerPoles and anything else and go with the
                      > mini-jack on a PCB.
                      >
                      > 7 3
                      > Earl
                      >
                      > KD5XB
                      > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Yahoo! Groups Links
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >

                      Fernando Quinones N2FQ
                    • Earl Needham
                      ... KT5X has just sent me a couple of better pictures and allowed me to forward them to the group. Earl []
                      Message 10 of 17 , Oct 29, 2006
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                        At 06:50 PM 10/28/2006, Earl Needham wrote:
                        >\At 07:43 PM 10/28/2006, Kevin der Kinderen, K4VD wrote:
                        > >If someone does this, take a picture and post it. I'm having a hard time
                        > >seeing it in my head.
                        >
                        >You can just barely tell it in the top picture at
                        ><http://www.kt5x.com/gallery.asp?keytype=2>http://www.kt5x.com/gallery.asp?keytype=2

                        KT5X has just sent me a couple of better pictures and
                        allowed me to forward them to the group.

                        Earl
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                        jack0002.JPG


                        KD5XB
                        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs

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                      • Earl Needham
                        ... Well that didn t work so well -- lemme try again -- Emacs! Emacs! KD5XB Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs [Non-text portions
                        Message 11 of 17 , Oct 29, 2006
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                          At 11:46 AM 10/29/2006, I wrote:
                          ><snip>
                          >KT5X has just sent me a couple of better pictures and
                          >allowed me to forward them to the group.
                          >
                          >Earl

                          Well that didn't work so well -- lemme try again --
                          Emacs!


                          Emacs!




                          KD5XB
                          Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs

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                        • Earl Needham
                          ... Well DUH... No attachments allowed! So these photos are now in the photo section of the group page, under the title Jack for binding posts . E. KD5XB
                          Message 12 of 17 , Oct 29, 2006
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                            At 11:55 AM 10/29/2006, I wrote:
                            >At 11:46 AM 10/29/2006, I wrote:
                            > ><snip>
                            > >KT5X has just sent me a couple of better pictures and
                            > >allowed me to forward them to the group.
                            > >
                            > >Earl
                            >
                            >Well that didn't work so well -- lemme try again --

                            Well DUH... No attachments allowed! So these photos are now
                            in the photo section of the group page, under the title "Jack for
                            binding posts".

                            E.

                            KD5XB
                            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
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