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  • vk7cw
    Hi All, Just a follow up from my last post where I was seeking a bug descratcher kit. Chuck at Jackson Harbour Press just recently released version III of his
    Message 1 of 15 , Jul 8, 2014
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      Hi All,


      Just a follow up from my last post where I was seeking a bug descratcher kit.


      Chuck at Jackson Harbour Press just recently released version III of his bug descratcher kit. I think I might have been the first person to purchase it.


      Well I built the kit and mounted it in a nice little aluminium project box.


      I must say that it works like a charm and I no longer need a capacitor across the terminals of my vizbug.


      It also works well on a couple of my cootie keys which were also very scratchy into my FT-1000.


      So thanks to all who replied to my previous post and I finally have my scratchiness rectified.


      I can highly recommend Chucks kit as an easy project that works great.


      73 de Steve VK7CW

    • Joe V31JP
      I just sent Chuck an email asking for a Pay Pal invoice for shipping to me here as on the sight, it would not allow shipping to Belize. But, here is the URL
      Message 2 of 15 , Jul 8, 2014
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        I just sent Chuck an email asking for a Pay Pal invoice for shipping to me here as on the sight, it would not allow
        shipping to Belize.

        But, here is the URL for the kit.

        http://www.wb9kzy.com/bugde3.htm

        On 7/8/2014 7:58 PM, vk7cw@... [cw_bugs] wrote:
         

        Hi All,


        Just a follow up from my last post where I was seeking a bug descratcher kit.


        Chuck at Jackson Harbour Press just recently released version III of his bug descratcher kit. I think I might have been the first person to purchase it.


        Well I built the kit and mounted it in a nice little aluminium project box.


        I must say that it works like a charm and I no longer need a capacitor across the terminals of my vizbug.


        It also works well on a couple of my cootie keys which were also very scratchy into my FT-1000.


        So thanks to all who replied to my previous post and I finally have my scratchiness rectified.


        I can highly recommend Chucks kit as an easy project that works great.


        73 de Steve VK7CW


        -- 
        Regards, Joe, Ronnie (Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
        P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
        (Hopkins Village) Belize
        011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
        or
        5204 Texas Highway 49 W
        Omaha, TX 75571-6474
        U.S.A.
        903-434-9111 (My NEW cellular when in Texas)
        903-884-5990 (Skype telephone number, Belize & TX)
        Also, K8JP, member FOC-1743, CWops-876, QCWA-LM21894, OOTC-4607, A1OP, SKCC-3171T, NAQCC-5798, Flying Pig-2819, FISTS-7625CC951, A1C-2299, 
        PG1915841
        Skype: v31joepalooka
        Facebook: Joe Pontek
        I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever and prefer basket cases to restore.
        V3FOC, I am SKCC 10691
      • vk7cw
        Hi Joe, I also had to send Chuck an email but all went smoothly. Good luck with the kit and I am sure you will notice a big difference as I did. 73 de Steve
        Message 3 of 15 , Jul 9, 2014
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          Hi Joe,


          I also had to send Chuck an email but all went smoothly. Good luck with the kit and I am sure you will notice a big difference as I did.


          73 de Steve VK7CW

        • Fred Maas
          Cootie key is scratchy??? I don t understand that. All relay contacts have bounce. You can see it on an oscilloscope. Old bugs can have bounce made worse
          Message 4 of 15 , Jul 9, 2014
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            Cootie key is scratchy???  I don't understand that.

             

            All relay contacts have "bounce."  You can see it on an oscilloscope. 

             

            Old bugs can have bounce made worse by pitted surface as the surfaces drag across one another.  Polish the contact surface into convex mirrors.  Old cathode keyed transmitters could not follow the extremely short duration of such a thing, but modern solid state rigs can and do.  further more, the dit spring of the old bugs weakens in time, contributing to "split dits."

             

            Solution can be very easy.  First and perhaps most simply, stiffen the dit spring.  Might replace the old dit spring with a modern one, or, if one wants to keep the antique spring, stiffen the spring by inserting something in the bend, shortening and thus stiffening it, a piece of foam or even just a bent piece of 3x5 card.

             

            Another very simple solution is to put a large capacitor across the contact, sometimes need to experiment with how much is necessary to charge up and bridge the extremely short duration break that is causing the scratchiness.  Point one farad may be enough, one farad almost certainly will be.  Current capability can be quite small.

             

            I put jacks on my bugs, and the capacitor inside the plug of the cable I use to connect the bug to the radio.  In this way, one capacitor serves to de-bounce all my bugs, and it is never even seen.

             

            73,  Fred - KT5X

             

            From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com]
            Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 7:58 PM
            To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [cw_bugs] Bug Descratcher Kit - Follow up

             

             

            Hi All,

             

            Just a follow up from my last post where I was seeking a bug descratcher kit.

             

            Chuck at Jackson Harbour Press just recently released version III of his bug descratcher kit. I think I might have been the first person to purchase it.

             

            Well I built the kit and mounted it in a nice little aluminium project box.

             

            I must say that it works like a charm and I no longer need a capacitor across the terminals of my vizbug.

             

            It also works well on a couple of my cootie keys which were also very scratchy into my FT-1000.

             

            So thanks to all who replied to my previous post and I finally have my scratchiness rectified.

             

            I can highly recommend Chucks kit as an easy project that works great.

             

            73 de Steve VK7CW

          • Joe V31JP
            Hi, Steve. I just paid and sent Chuck an email. I read Fred s email and as I sent to him, I can t imagine contact bounce with a cootie as it is like back to
            Message 5 of 15 , Jul 9, 2014
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              Hi, Steve.

              I just paid and sent Chuck an email. I read Fred's email and as I sent
              to him,
              I can't imagine contact bounce with a cootie as it is like back to back
              straight
              keys and no spring to compress & bounce. I am also surprised with the
              bounce with the VIZ keys as I know the contacts that Tom uses when he made
              his keys. Scratchy sounding might come from 'dirt' on a contact or uneven
              surfaces, but with a solid dah contact, it is rare. Puzzling.

              I been busy trying to get caught up on all work, especially the key
              work. I have
              a sore on my lower right leg that is hampering me that defies treatment
              by the
              doctors here and in the US.

              I was just laying out to cut some triangle plates for frame type bugs,
              Lightning,
              Zephyrs, etc. They are no longer available from Vibroplex, so I will
              see if I can
              make them reasonably priced.

              Ha! I just looked and received a 'Click & Ship' message that my
              de-scratcher
              is on its way to me here in Belize.

              I am back to work.

              On 7/9/2014 4:32 AM, vk7cw@... [cw_bugs] wrote:
              >
              > Hi Joe,
              >
              >
              > I also had to send Chuck an email but all went smoothly. Good luck
              > with the kit and I am sure you will notice a big difference as I did.
              >
              >
              > 73 de Steve VK7CW
              >

              --
              Regards, Joe, Ronnie (Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
              P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
              (Hopkins Village) Belize
              011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
              or
              5204 Texas Highway 49 W
              Omaha, TX 75571-6474
              U.S.A.
              903-434-9111 (My NEW cellular when in Texas)
              903-884-5990 (Skype telephone number, Belize & TX)
              Also, K8JP, member FOC-1743, CWops-876, QCWA-LM21894, OOTC-4607, A1OP, SKCC-3171T, NAQCC-5798, Flying Pig-2819, FISTS-7625CC951, A1C-2299,
              PG1915841
              Skype: v31joepalooka
              Facebook: Joe Pontek
              I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever and prefer basket cases to restore.
              V3FOC, I am SKCC 10691
            • vk7cw
              Hi Fred and Joe, I don t understand it either. I have cleaned all the contacts, I have tried capacitors across the terminals, and I have tried bits of foam
              Message 6 of 15 , Jul 9, 2014
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                Hi Fred and Joe,


                I don't understand it either. I have cleaned all the contacts, I have tried capacitors across the terminals, and I have tried bits of foam behind the dit spring, all with limited success. Also a couple of my cooties had horrible scratchiness and it sounded like the contacts were dirty, however they weren't. I have a funny feeling it is my old FT-1000. I could not use my Kent straight key as a cootie as it just sounded horrible.


                I am at a loss as to what the problem is. However I will say that the bug descratcher works, and works well in my particular situation. So for me that is a good thing.


                I might add that the bug I am using is a brand new vizbug which by all accounts does not suffer from scratchiness but in my situation it did. With the bug descratcher in line I can use my vizbug and Kent straight key as a cootie with not one problem at all.


                So if anyone else suffers the same problem (whatever that is) I can recommend the descratcher as a cheap solution.


                Joe sorry to hear about the leg and hope you have a speedy recovery.


                Good luck with the descratcher and please let me know how it goes for you.


                73 de Steve VK7CW

              • Benny Owens
                HI FOLKS GOOD GADGET IN THIS THREAD IT SEEMS. I FOUND ANOTHER OPTION AND HAVE FOUR OF THEM NOW ON BUGS I USE. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE MCELROY BUG DOWN THE
                Message 7 of 15 , Jul 9, 2014
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                  HI FOLKS

                  GOOD GADGET IN THIS THREAD IT SEEMS.

                   I FOUND ANOTHER OPTION AND HAVE FOUR OF THEM NOW ON BUGS I USE.  PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE MCELROY BUG DOWN THE PAGE AT

                  WWW.QRZ.COM/W0EB

                  THIS ONE IS A SMALL ALUMINIUM BLOCK WITH A WIRE THAT PRE-TENSIONS THE DIT CONTACT.  MY BUGS SURE SOUND CLEANER WITH IT AND WHEN THE CONTACT SEPARATES IT IS VERY CLEAN.  JIM HAS SOME SCOPE IMAGES OF BUGS WITH AND WITHOUT THESE AND IT DOES WORK.

                  MINE ARE MADE OF BRASS AND I HAVE ONE ON A PRESENTATION, LES LOGAN 501, LIGHTNING BUG AND A VIZBUG.

                  ALL THAT SAID, THEY WORKED FOR ME BUT YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY.

                  73
                  BENNY K5KV
                • D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
                  Steve, I echo Fred s remarks, and I have no idea of what is happening to your keys, but I strongly suspect it happens after the key, and if you use different
                  Message 8 of 15 , Jul 9, 2014
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                    Steve,

                    I echo Fred's remarks, and I have no idea of what is happening to your keys, but I strongly suspect it happens after the key, and if you use different cords, after that, in other words in your transmitter.  I've had distortion caused by antenna connection: flaky beginning of pulse caused by bad connection in coax plug which arced a bit milliseconds later then full power was reached.  It was a nightmare to find.

                    I doubt that is your problem because you always sound loud 10,000 miles away here on the Northwest North Atlantic Ocean coast.  Stronger than Radio Australia which is always loud at sunrise here.

                    Next contact, you will have to show me your cootie key sound.

                    Maybe we can get Lyn VK4EI  / VK4SWE to wrestle her pretty fist around a sideswiper.  I still have not managed to work her although she's heard me many times.  Maybe next time she goes back to Malin Head, Ireland to visit family.

                    73

                    David N1EA

                    On Jul 9, 2014 9:27 AM, "'Fred Maas' just.one.hill@... [cw_bugs]" <cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


                    Cootie key is scratchy???  I don't understand that.

                     

                    All relay contacts have "bounce."  You can see it on an oscilloscope. 

                     

                    Old bugs can have bounce made worse by pitted surface as the surfaces drag across one another.  Polish the contact surface into convex mirrors.  Old cathode keyed transmitters could not follow the extremely short duration of such a thing, but modern solid state rigs can and do.  further more, the dit spring of the old bugs weakens in time, contributing to "split dits."

                     

                    Solution can be very easy.  First and perhaps most simply, stiffen the dit spring.  Might replace the old dit spring with a modern one, or, if one wants to keep the antique spring, stiffen the spring by inserting something in the bend, shortening and thus stiffening it, a piece of foam or even just a bent piece of 3x5 card.

                     

                    Another very simple solution is to put a large capacitor across the contact, sometimes need to experiment with how much is necessary to charge up and bridge the extremely short duration break that is causing the scratchiness.  Point one farad may be enough, one farad almost certainly will be.  Current capability can be quite small.

                     

                    I put jacks on my bugs, and the capacitor inside the plug of the cable I use to connect the bug to the radio.  In this way, one capacitor serves to de-bounce all my bugs, and it is never even seen.

                     

                    73,  Fred - KT5X

                     

                    From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com]
                    Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 7:58 PM
                    To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [cw_bugs] Bug Descratcher Kit - Follow up

                     

                     

                    Hi All,

                     

                    Just a follow up from my last post where I was seeking a bug descratcher kit.

                     

                    Chuck at Jackson Harbour Press just recently released version III of his bug descratcher kit. I think I might have been the first person to purchase it.

                     

                    Well I built the kit and mounted it in a nice little aluminium project box.

                     

                    I must say that it works like a charm and I no longer need a capacitor across the terminals of my vizbug.

                     

                    It also works well on a couple of my cootie keys which were also very scratchy into my FT-1000.

                     

                    So thanks to all who replied to my previous post and I finally have my scratchiness rectified.

                     

                    I can highly recommend Chucks kit as an easy project that works great.

                     

                    73 de Steve VK7CW



                  • vk7cw
                    Hi David, It doesn t do it with any of my paddles, only the cooties and the bug? Strange. It also does it with the sidetone from the FT-1000 when I am not even
                    Message 9 of 15 , Jul 9, 2014
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                      Hi David,


                      It doesn't do it with any of my paddles, only the cooties and the bug? Strange.


                      It also does it with the sidetone from the FT-1000 when I am not even transmitting?


                      It is something in the FT-1000, as I does not do it on any key when I use my back up rig FT-857.


                      I don't know what it is, but I do know that the descratcher has cured it, and that for me is a godsend.


                      If you have any ideas what it might be with the FT-1000 I would be happy to know.


                      Thanks for the nice comments on my signal. Will look forward to working u and showing u what happens.


                      73 de Steve VK7CW

                    • D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
                      It might be off-topic but tell us what you think makes your signal so big on 20m? Vertical beam? A horizontal beam on a bluff overlooking a steep drop to the
                      Message 10 of 15 , Jul 10, 2014
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                        It might be off-topic but tell us what you think makes your signal so big on 20m?  Vertical beam?  A horizontal beam on a bluff overlooking a steep drop to the Pacific?  A remote site in the USA (just kidding).

                        You're S9 when the rest of the bunch is S2 and the other stronger signals are S7.  You can really tell who has done their homework when you work 5,000 miles and further.  People have no idea how big signals can actually be if they do their homework and invest time and money - but you only see it on signals out 5,000 miles and further.

                        73
                        DR



                        On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 2:21 AM, vk7cw@... [cw_bugs] <cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


                        Hi David,


                        It doesn't do it with any of my paddles, only the cooties and the bug? Strange.


                        It also does it with the sidetone from the FT-1000 when I am not even transmitting?


                        It is something in the FT-1000, as I does not do it on any key when I use my back up rig FT-857.


                        I don't know what it is, but I do know that the descratcher has cured it, and that for me is a godsend.


                        If you have any ideas what it might be with the FT-1000 I would be happy to know.


                        Thanks for the nice comments on my signal. Will look forward to working u and showing u what happens.


                        73 de Steve VK7CW




                      • Fred Maas
                        Tensioning of the dit spring, putting a piece of foam in the curve, replacing with a stiffer dit spring, all serve the same purpose and seek to resolve the
                        Message 11 of 15 , Jul 10, 2014
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                          Tensioning of the dit spring, putting a piece of foam in the curve, replacing with a stiffer dit spring, all serve the same purpose and seek to resolve the same problem.

                           

                          VK7CW: ... your problem is something else ... I remember in the early Begali paddles before he began using gold contacts, the slight resistance in the contacts, and I am talking about a fraction of an ohm, was enough to confuse some solid state rigs.  Try a very different vintage rig just to see, take the key to a friends house and try on his rig ... my guess is the kit you got from chuck fixes it, not because of the debouncing, but on the other side, it's keying side...

                           

                          fd

                           

                          From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com]
                          Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 9:17 PM
                          To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: [cw_bugs] Re: Bug Descratcher Kit - Follow up

                           

                           

                          HI FOLKS

                          GOOD GADGET IN THIS THREAD IT SEEMS.

                           I FOUND ANOTHER OPTION AND HAVE FOUR OF THEM NOW ON BUGS I USE.  PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE MCELROY BUG DOWN THE PAGE AT

                          WWW.QRZ.COM/W0EB

                          THIS ONE IS A SMALL ALUMINIUM BLOCK WITH A WIRE THAT PRE-TENSIONS THE DIT CONTACT.  MY BUGS SURE SOUND CLEANER WITH IT AND WHEN THE CONTACT SEPARATES IT IS VERY CLEAN.  JIM HAS SOME SCOPE IMAGES OF BUGS WITH AND WITHOUT THESE AND IT DOES WORK.

                          MINE ARE MADE OF BRASS AND I HAVE ONE ON A PRESENTATION, LES LOGAN 501, LIGHTNING BUG AND A VIZBUG.

                           

                          ALL THAT SAID, THEY WORKED FOR ME BUT YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY.

                          73

                          BENNY K5KV

                        • Brian Carling
                          I am getting more dot bounce with a Tentec OMNI7 than I have using my older OMNI VI. Odd Best regards - Bry Carling
                          Message 12 of 15 , Jul 10, 2014
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                            I am getting more "dot bounce" with a Tentec OMNI7 than I have using my older OMNI VI. Odd

                            Best regards - Bry Carling



                            On Jul 10, 2014, at 9:00 AM, "'Fred Maas' just.one.hill@... [cw_bugs]" <cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

                            Tensioning of the dit spring, putting a piece of foam in the curve, replacing with a stiffer dit spring, all serve the same purpose and seek to resolve the same problem.

                             

                            VK7CW: ... your problem is something else ... I remember in the early Begali paddles before he began using gold contacts, the slight resistance in the contacts, and I am talking about a fraction of an ohm, was enough to confuse some solid state rigs.  Try a very different vintage rig just to see, take the key to a friends house and try on his rig ... my guess is the kit you got from chuck fixes it, not because of the debouncing, but on the other side, it's keying side...

                             

                            fd

                             

                            From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com]
                            Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 9:17 PM
                            To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: [cw_bugs] Re: Bug Descratcher Kit - Follow up

                             

                             

                            HI FOLKS

                            GOOD GADGET IN THIS THREAD IT SEEMS.

                             I FOUND ANOTHER OPTION AND HAVE FOUR OF THEM NOW ON BUGS I USE.  PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE MCELROY BUG DOWN THE PAGE AT

                            WWW.QRZ.COM/W0EB

                            THIS ONE IS A SMALL ALUMINIUM BLOCK WITH A WIRE THAT PRE-TENSIONS THE DIT CONTACT.  MY BUGS SURE SOUND CLEANER WITH IT AND WHEN THE CONTACT SEPARATES IT IS VERY CLEAN.  JIM HAS SOME SCOPE IMAGES OF BUGS WITH AND WITHOUT THESE AND IT DOES WORK.

                            MINE ARE MADE OF BRASS AND I HAVE ONE ON A PRESENTATION, LES LOGAN 501, LIGHTNING BUG AND A VIZBUG.

                             

                            ALL THAT SAID, THEY WORKED FOR ME BUT YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY.

                            73

                            BENNY K5KV

                          • Joe V31JP
                            What we are seeing, the newer rigs are showing any contact bounce as they seem to follow contact irregularities more closely then the older rigs. ... --
                            Message 13 of 15 , Jul 10, 2014
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                              What we are seeing, the newer rigs are showing any contact bounce as
                              they seem to follow contact irregularities more
                              closely then the older rigs.

                              On 7/10/2014 12:54 PM, Brian Carling bcarling@... [cw_bugs] wrote:
                              > I am getting more "dot bounce" with a Tentec OMNI7 than I have using
                              > my older OMNI VI. Odd
                              >
                              > Best regards - Bry Carling
                              >
                              >

                              --
                              Regards, Joe, Ronnie (Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
                              P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
                              (Hopkins Village) Belize
                              011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
                              or
                              5204 Texas Highway 49 W
                              Omaha, TX 75571-6474
                              U.S.A.
                              903-434-9111 (My NEW cellular when in Texas)
                              903-884-5990 (Skype telephone number, Belize & TX)
                              Also, K8JP, member FOC-1743, CWops-876, QCWA-LM21894, OOTC-4607, A1OP, SKCC-3171T, NAQCC-5798, Flying Pig-2819, FISTS-7625CC951, A1C-2299,
                              PG1915841
                              Skype: v31joepalooka
                              Facebook: Joe Pontek
                              I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever and prefer basket cases to restore.
                              V3FOC, I am SKCC 10691
                            • bcarling@...
                              Do you think a capacitor across the contacts would help?
                              Message 14 of 15 , Jul 10, 2014
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                                Do you think a capacitor across the contacts would help?

                                On 10 Jul 2014 at 13:56, Joe V31JP v31jp1957@... wrote:

                                > What we are seeing, the newer rigs are showing any contact bounce as
                                > they seem to follow contact irregularities more
                                > closely then the older rigs.
                                >
                                > On 7/10/2014 12:54 PM, Brian Carling bcarling@... [cw_bugs] wrote:
                                > > I am getting more "dot bounce" with a Tentec OMNI7 than I have using
                                > > my older OMNI VI. Odd
                                > >
                                > > Best regards - Bry Carling
                                > >
                                > >
                                >
                                > --
                                > Regards, Joe, Ronnie (Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
                                > P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
                                > (Hopkins Village) Belize
                                > 011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
                                > or
                                > 5204 Texas Highway 49 W
                                > Omaha, TX 75571-6474
                                > U.S.A.
                                > 903-434-9111 (My NEW cellular when in Texas)
                                > 903-884-5990 (Skype telephone number, Belize & TX)
                                > Also, K8JP, member FOC-1743, CWops-876, QCWA-LM21894, OOTC-4607, A1OP, SKCC-3171T, NAQCC-5798, Flying Pig-2819, FISTS-7625CC951, A1C-2299,
                                > PG1915841
                                > Skype: v31joepalooka
                                > Facebook: Joe Pontek
                                > I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever and prefer basket cases to restore.
                                > V3FOC, I am SKCC 10691
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                > ------------------------------------
                                > Posted by: Joe V31JP <v31jp1957@...>
                                > ------------------------------------
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                                > Yahoo Groups Links
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                              • Joe V31JP
                                I have a 1 uF across my line. You have to experiment, but, usually, between a 0.1 uF and a 1 uF works. ... -- Regards, Joe, Ronnie (Rowena), Marty & Sidney
                                Message 15 of 15 , Jul 10, 2014
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                                  I have a 1 uF across my line. You have to experiment, but, usually,
                                  between a 0.1 uF and a 1 uF works.

                                  On 7/10/2014 2:17 PM, bcarling@... [cw_bugs] wrote:
                                  > Do you think a capacitor across the contacts would help?
                                  >

                                  --
                                  Regards, Joe, Ronnie (Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
                                  P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
                                  (Hopkins Village) Belize
                                  011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
                                  or
                                  5204 Texas Highway 49 W
                                  Omaha, TX 75571-6474
                                  U.S.A.
                                  903-434-9111 (My NEW cellular when in Texas)
                                  903-884-5990 (Skype telephone number, Belize & TX)
                                  Also, K8JP, member FOC-1743, CWops-876, QCWA-LM21894, OOTC-4607, A1OP, SKCC-3171T, NAQCC-5798, Flying Pig-2819, FISTS-7625CC951, A1C-2299,
                                  PG1915841
                                  Skype: v31joepalooka
                                  Facebook: Joe Pontek
                                  I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever and prefer basket cases to restore.
                                  V3FOC, I am SKCC 10691
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