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  • Don
    The SKCC group had a weekend sprit this past Sunday and the theme was to build your key on Saturday and use it on Sunday. I built a bug. The darn thing works
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 26, 2007
      The SKCC group had a weekend sprit this past Sunday and the theme was
      to build your key on Saturday and use it on Sunday.

      I built a bug. The darn thing works pretty good. It has an incredible
      speed range and a very light action. I've put a picture of it in the
      photos section under A Junkbox Bug.

      The dot cantact does not have a cusioning spring but I'v not had any
      dot bounce. The weights are a couple of old push terminals for wire
      connections that I put a short stud between them so It would sandwich
      the brass arm. It's very quick to adjust, just a small twist and move
      it and twist it tight.

      This was a really fun experience.

      73,
      Don, NN8B
    • Earl Needham
      ... I saw that over on the SKCC group and I thought that s the neatest thing I ve seen in quite a while. Vibroplex is great, but home-built just has its own
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 26, 2007
        At 04:35 PM 3/26/2007, Don wrote:

        >The SKCC group had a weekend sprit this past Sunday and the theme was
        >to build your key on Saturday and use it on Sunday.
        >
        >I built a bug. The darn thing works pretty good. It has an incredible
        >speed range and a very light action. I've put a picture of it in the
        >photos section under A Junkbox Bug.

        I saw that over on the SKCC group and I thought that's the
        neatest thing I've seen in quite a while. Vibroplex is great, but
        home-built just has its own "flavor", you might say!

        7 3
        Earl

        KD5XB -- Earl Needham
        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
      • ai4re
        ... I still think that s pretty amazing, Don! Whoda thunk you could build your own bug without a machine shop, thousands of hours and dozens of iterations?
        Message 3 of 4 , Apr 2, 2007
          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Don" <nn8b.oh@...> wrote:
          >
          > The SKCC group had a weekend sprit this past Sunday and the theme was
          > to build your key on Saturday and use it on Sunday.
          >
          > I built a bug. The darn thing works pretty good. It has an incredible
          > speed range and a very light action. I've put a picture of it in the
          > photos section under A Junkbox Bug.
          >
          >

          I still think that's pretty amazing, Don! Whoda thunk you could build
          your own bug without a machine shop, thousands of hours and dozens of
          iterations?
        • Earl Needham
          I thought it was pretty neat yesterday -- I THINK it was yesterday, might have been Saturday, though -- I was cruising down the highway, tuned in to 14.048,
          Message 4 of 4 , Apr 2, 2007
            I thought it was pretty neat yesterday -- I THINK it was
            yesterday, might have been Saturday, though -- I was cruising down
            the highway, tuned in to 14.048, when I heard some CW and there was
            AI4RE! Talking to somebody in 0 land, but I never did hear the call
            clearly enough, and as I was basically in 0 land myself, couldn't
            hear that station.

            I just got a kick out of hearing a familiar call -- I would
            have tried for a contact, but I was driving the truck at the time.

            7 3
            Earl

            KD5XB -- Earl Needham
            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
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