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  • 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 1 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
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      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 2 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
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        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 3 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
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          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 4 of 9 , Mar 7, 2007
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            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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