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Re: [cw_bugs] Multiple bugs wiring (was Greetings)

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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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/

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          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 4 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 5 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 6 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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                jack0001.JPG

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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 7 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 8 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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