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  • Earl Needham via Kubuntu
    Looking at the seller says, These Speed-X keys are an easy to use key compared to the
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 18, 2007
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      Looking at
      <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200128213244> the
      seller says,"These Speed-X keys are an easy to use key compared to the
      Vibroplex bugs".

      Is this true, or just a way to try and get bids?

      Tnx es 7 3
      Earl
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      Earl Needham KD5XB
      Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      ZUT
    • Stuart
      Its based on a vibroplex design, so I think the comment is for bids. Stuart, GD0OUD ... the
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 18, 2007
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        Its based on a vibroplex design, so I think the comment is for bids.

        Stuart, GD0OUD

        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Earl Needham via Kubuntu
        <needhame1@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > Looking at
        > <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200128213244> the
        > seller says,"These Speed-X keys are an easy to use key compared to
        the
        > Vibroplex bugs".
        >
        > Is this true, or just a way to try and get bids?
        >
        > Tnx es 7 3
        > Earl
        > --
        > Earl Needham KD5XB
        > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        > ZUT
        >
      • k4oso@aol.com
        Hi Earl, I think they re quite easy to use. Had one on loan once. Its more like using a paddle. Finger pieces are same size and closely spaced. The
        Message 3 of 5 , Jul 18, 2007
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          Hi Earl,
          I think they're quite easy to use.  Had one on loan once.  Its more like using a paddle.  Finger pieces are same size and closely spaced.  The weight adjustment is a dream.  You only have to squeeze the little lever and slide the weight where you want it.  Release your squeeze and, voila!, the weight is locked in place.  The biggest difference is in the dot spring/dot space adjustment.  They are made into one.  Once you learn to adjust the space, lock it and adjust the tension, its a snap.  For the short time I had the SpeedX, I enjoyed sending with the little guy.  Its a fun bug to use.  Your results may vary.
          ZUT 73,
          Milt k4oso




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        • Bill
          I have had a couple of the Johnson/Speed-X bugs. I did find them easier to use than the Vibroplex bugs. However, I no longer have any of either brand. I
          Message 4 of 5 , Jul 18, 2007
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            I have had a couple of the Johnson/Speed-X bugs. I did find them easier
            to use than the Vibroplex bugs. However, I no longer have any of either
            brand. I purchased a Viz Bug 90 degree and find it to be the best bug I
            have ever used.

            I bought both of the John keys for under $40 within the last two years
            and sold one for $65 and the other for $160 during the past six months.
            I feel I was blessed to get money like that for them.

            My 2 cents worth.
          • Grover Cleveland
            Earl, There are some differences but I don t know why there should be. I have several Vibroplexi and several Speed-X/Les Logan bugs. I generally prefer the
            Message 5 of 5 , Jul 18, 2007
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              Earl,

              There are some differences but I don't know why there should be.

              I have several Vibroplexi and several Speed-X/Les Logan bugs. I
              generally prefer the Speed-X bugs for their light, almost delicate
              feel and alsoa wider range of speed adjustment. I think that they are
              a little less fussy than the VB (whatever that means). Regardless I
              usually seem to gravitate to the Speed-X bugs.

              This Speed-X bug on ebay is a nice example of the later output.

              Grover K7TP

              (Ask the man that owns one.)

              On 7/18/07, Earl Needham via Kubuntu <needhame1@...> wrote:

              > Looking at
              > <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200128213244> the
              > seller says,"These Speed-X keys are an easy to use key compared to the
              > Vibroplex bugs".
              >
              > Is this true, or just a way to try and get bids?
              --
              Grover Cleveland K7TP

              "Morse - everything else is QRM"
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