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  • BPCI
    Thanks, Milt. Has anyone on this list used the GN-207A available from Morse Express at $350.00? Maybe that would make my fist sound right. Seriously, is it
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
      Thanks, Milt. Has anyone on this list used the GN-207A available from Morse Express at $350.00? Maybe that would make my fist sound right. Seriously, is it worth the money?

      Ci Jones, WU7R
      FISTS #10789, CC# 1853
      SKCC #22, C#38
      NAQCC #306
      QRPARCI #12163


      In a message dated 03/07/07 12:36:57 Mountain Standard Time, k4oso writes:
      Hope to work you
      both soon.


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • P. Grover Cleveland
      The thing that makes your fists sound right is you, although a crappy bug doesn t help matters. The tamest bug out there is a Lightning Bug and not very
      Message 2 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
        The thing that makes your fists sound "right" is you, although a
        crappy bug doesn't help matters. The tamest bug out there is a
        Lightning Bug and not very expensive either. Additional flat bar
        weights are available from VB if you need to slow it down.

        I'm not sure I'd worry about it at the moment. A "swing" of some sort
        is like handwriting and expresses your personality. Now a really bad
        swing with extra dits thrown in gratutitously can be annoying, but I
        just smile and go on copying anyway. Nicer to my ears that a
        cookie-cutter keyer any day.

        Save your money and keep at it.

        73 and 72 and all that,

        Grover K7TP
        W6MGY - The Pacific Arc and Spark Society

        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, BPCI <BPCI@...> wrote:
        >
        > Thanks, Milt. Has anyone on this list used the GN-207A available
        from Morse Express at $350.00? Maybe that would make my fist sound
        right. Seriously, is it worth the money?
        >
      • Earl Needham
        ... I saw this and immediately thought of some of the prosigns I ve come across while studying for the T2. The strangest one (to me, anyway) is used,
        Message 3 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
          At 06:08 PM 3/7/2007, P. Grover Cleveland wrote:
          >Now a really bad swing with extra dits thrown in gratutitously can
          >be annoying,

          I saw this and immediately thought of some of the prosigns
          I've come across while studying for the T2. The strangest one (to
          me, anyway) is used, according to my study material, to break into a
          transmission, on a QSK circuit -- BF. Send that a few times and you
          start to wonder if you're getting too many dits! <g>

          7 3
          Earl

          KD5XB -- Earl Needham
          Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
        • ve7bgp
          Hello all fellow Bug ops. What works great for me on my 2 Originals 51 DeLuxe and 68 Standard and my Blue Racer Standard about 52 is what I call my 2 Cents
          Message 4 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
            Hello all fellow Bug ops. What works great for me on my 2 Originals
            '51 DeLuxe and '68 Standard and my Blue Racer Standard about '52 is
            what I call my "2 Cents Worth Tamer". I find a Alligator Clip that
            slides nicely on the Pendelium behind the damper I clip 2 pennies on
            the Alligator Clip and face the pennies up and down or sideways to
            fine tune the speed a little I find that takes you down a few extra
            WPM if someone wants you to QRS a little while sending on a Vibroplex
            Bug. You Can also clip the pennies closer or further away from the
            damper to fine tune your speed. I hope that helps you It works great
            for me.
            73
            Gerry VE7BGP
          • Scott Laughlin
            An aging ham who once worked for the Postal Wire refered to the sound of the bug as the Lake Erie Swing.
            Message 5 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
              An aging ham who once worked for the Postal Wire refered to the sound
              of the bug as the "Lake Erie Swing."

              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "ve7bgp" <ve7bgp@...> wrote:
              >
              > Hello all fellow Bug ops. What works great for me on my 2 Originals
              > '51 DeLuxe and '68 Standard and my Blue Racer Standard about '52 is
              > what I call my "2 Cents Worth Tamer". I find a Alligator Clip that
              > slides nicely on the Pendelium behind the damper I clip 2 pennies on
              > the Alligator Clip and face the pennies up and down or sideways to
              > fine tune the speed a little I find that takes you down a few extra
              > WPM if someone wants you to QRS a little while sending on a Vibroplex
              > Bug. You Can also clip the pennies closer or further away from the
              > damper to fine tune your speed. I hope that helps you It works great
              > for me.
              > 73
              > Gerry VE7BGP
              >
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