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  • 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 1 of 17 , Oct 22, 2006
      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 2 of 17 , Oct 23, 2006
        --- 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 3 of 17 , Oct 23, 2006
          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 4 of 17 , Oct 28, 2006
            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 5 of 17 , Oct 28, 2006
              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 6 of 17 , Oct 28, 2006
                \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 7 of 17 , Oct 29, 2006
                  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 8 of 17 , Oct 29, 2006
                    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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                    []
                    <file://c:\eudora%20pro\attach\jack0001.JPG>
                    jack0001.JPG

                    <file://c:\eudora%20pro\attach\jack0002.JPG>
                    []
                    <file://c:\eudora%20pro\attach\jack0002.JPG>
                    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 9 of 17 , Oct 29, 2006
                      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 10 of 17 , Oct 29, 2006
                        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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