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Re: [cw_bugs] A new kid on the block

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  • David Ring
    Beautiful, just like all your creations, beautiful. 73 David Ring, N1EA =30=
    Message 1 of 13 , Apr 4, 2007
      Beautiful, just like all your creations, beautiful.

      73

      David Ring,  N1EA
      =30=

      On 4/4/07, richard_meiss < wb9lpu@...> wrote:

      Hi, All -

      This is a sneak peek at a new toy - the fully-automatic version
      of the RotoBug, which I am calling the RotoTwin. Right now it is
      unwired, but preliminary bench tests went well. I may be able to get
      it on the air tonight. Pictures are posted in the Yahoo photo section.

      Have been enjoying all of the recent posts - I'm mostly a lurker.

      73 de Rich, WB9LPU


    • rwolf
      Thanks for the quick reply Richard, I m currently using a brass racer w/ my icom 706 as it has a keyer built in. Also, I m only good to about 12 or 15 wpm so
      Message 2 of 13 , Apr 4, 2007
        
        Thanks for the quick reply Richard,
        I'm currently using a brass racer w/ my icom 706 as it has a keyer built in. Also, I'm only good to about 12 or 15 wpm so far. (slight nerve damage makes keying difficult at times)
        Looks like it would be a great key for any speed.
        Hopefully, by the time you have them available, I may be able to afford to try one.
        It's a beautiful job; excellent machine workmanship.
        Thanks for the pictures. Eye-candy for sure.
        73's,
        Robert
        ----- Original Message -----
        Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:39 AM
        Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: A new kid on the block

        Hi, Robert -

        The two disks are actually the equivalent of the pendulum(s) in a conventional bug. They rotate back and forth a few degrees in a magnetic field to generate the dots and dashes, which are picked up by a magnetic reed switch. The brass weight on the arm attached to the rim of each disk can be moved in or out to change the speed. This system allows a wide speed range without having to adjust the duration of the dots, dashes, and spaces.

        Yeah, it does look like "wicked", but not dangerous, I hope. I won't try to get it past an airport check-in, though.

        73 de Rich, WB9LPU

        -----Original Message-----

        >I've got to ask: what are the 2 discs for on the top? That thing looks
        >"way wicked!) Very well made & nicely polished.
        >Thanks & 73's
        >Robert, Ke5hls
        >

      • k2cig
        Rich, Your Double Rotobug is brilliant! I am still drooling over your single Rotobug. Can you give us a ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude, cost$) for either the
        Message 3 of 13 , Apr 7, 2007
          Rich,
          Your Double Rotobug is brilliant!
          I am still drooling over your single Rotobug.

          Can you give us a ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude, cost$) for either the
          single or double Rotobug, plus or minus $200?

          Do you have a manual for your Double Rotobug and will you post some of
          your manuals here for the CW Bugs Group? I always enjoy reading about
          your work and luv the photos.

          Do you have a Table number for where you will be setup at Dayton?

          73 K2CG
          Chuck G.
        • k4oso@aol.com
          Hi Chuck, Welcome to the group. Guess Clarksville is now officially on the map with the Miss America winner!. Do you know Arnold Quarles.....music teacher
          Message 4 of 13 , Apr 7, 2007
            Hi Chuck,
            Welcome to the group.  Guess Clarksville is now officially on the map with the Miss America winner!.  Do you know Arnold Quarles.....music teacher there in Clarksville....old friend of mine.
            Milt k4oso
             
            In a message dated 4/7/2007 8:12:31 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, gehringc@... writes:
            Rich,
            Your Double Rotobug is brilliant!
            I am still drooling over your single Rotobug.

            Can you give us a ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude, cost$) for either the
            single or double Rotobug, plus or minus $200?

            Do you have a manual for your Double Rotobug and will you post some of
            your manuals here for the CW Bugs Group? I always enjoy reading about
            your work and luv the photos.

            Do you have a Table number for where you will be setup at Dayton?

            73 K2CG
            Chuck G.
             




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          • Richard Meiss
            Hi, Chuck - Glad to have you aboard - now you know what I ve been up to. I don t have a way of posting the RotoBug manual, but I will send you a copy
            Message 5 of 13 , Apr 7, 2007
              Hi, Chuck -

              Glad to have you aboard - now you know what I've been up to. I don't have a way of posting the RotoBug manual, but I will send you a copy (attached PDF). I don't really have a good handle on the price yet. As for the RotoTwin, I am not yet convinced whether the complexity of a fully-automatic instrument is warranted in terms of the outcome; the gains in convenience are not all that great, the learning curve is steeper, and you have a bit less control over the "personality" of your sending. So we shall see.

              I won't have a table at Dayton per se, but I will be at the QRP ARCI show-and-tell night (Friday, in the Fairborn Holiday Inn) with some things to let folks take a look at. Anyone is welcome to drop by.

              My retirement is at the end of the summer, and I hope to have more time for things radio and telegraphic.

              73 de Rich, WB9LPU


              -----Original Message-----
              >From: k2cig <gehringc@...>
              >Sent: Apr 7, 2007 11:11 AM
              >To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
              >Subject: [cw_bugs] WB9LPU Rotobug
              >
              >Rich,
              >Your Double Rotobug is brilliant!
              >I am still drooling over your single Rotobug.
              >
              >Can you give us a ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude, cost$) for either the
              >single or double Rotobug, plus or minus $200?
              >
              >Do you have a manual for your Double Rotobug and will you post some of
              >your manuals here for the CW Bugs Group? I always enjoy reading about
              >your work and luv the photos.
              >
              >Do you have a Table number for where you will be setup at Dayton?
              >
              >73 K2CG
              >Chuck G.
              >
            • ai4re
              ... don t have a way of posting the RotoBug manual, but I will send you a copy (attached PDF). If it s a PDF, can t it be put up in the FILES section of this
              Message 6 of 13 , Apr 10, 2007
                --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Richard Meiss <wb9lpu@...> wrote:
                > Glad to have you aboard - now you know what I've been up to. I
                don't have a way of posting the RotoBug manual, but I will send you a
                copy (attached PDF).

                If it's a PDF, can't it be put up in the FILES section of this group?

                I would like to see it, too.

                John
              • Earl Needham
                ... I ll work on that... Earl KD5XB -- Earl Needham Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                Message 7 of 13 , Apr 10, 2007
                  At 07:00 PM 4/10/2007, ai4re wrote:
                  >If it's a PDF, can't it be put up in the FILES section of this group?

                  I'll work on that...

                  Earl

                  KD5XB -- Earl Needham
                  Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                • Richard Meiss
                  Hi, John - Thanks for the tip. When I get back from this dial-up road trip, I will give it a try. 73 de Rich, WB9LPU
                  Message 8 of 13 , Apr 10, 2007
                    Hi, John -

                    Thanks for the tip. When I get back from this dial-up road trip, I will give it a try.

                    73 de Rich, WB9LPU


                    -----Original Message-----
                    >From: ai4re <ai4re@...>
                    >Sent: Apr 10, 2007 9:00 PM
                    >To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                    >Subject: [cw_bugs] Re: WB9LPU Rotobug
                    >
                    >--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Richard Meiss <wb9lpu@...> wrote:
                    >> Glad to have you aboard - now you know what I've been up to. I
                    >don't have a way of posting the RotoBug manual, but I will send you a
                    >copy (attached PDF).
                    >
                    >If it's a PDF, can't it be put up in the FILES section of this group?
                    >
                    >I would like to see it, too.
                    >
                    >John
                    >
                    >
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