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  • Earl Needham
    ... Now that you pointed it out, I can see it. If it turns out that it s apiece of junk, I might take it apart and have the base painted candy apple red down
    Message 1 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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      At 05:40 AM 11/15/2006, Richard Meiss wrote:
      >Hi, Earl -
      >
      > From the pictures on eBay, it looks to me like someone already did
      > some re-furbishing, judging from the shiny paint on the base (or is
      > that a variant of the J-36?). It looks like it is in good shape
      > just to use as is. BTW, the label for that version originally was a
      > long strip of plastic (from the early days of plastic, so it
      > deteriorated rapidly). The photos of your bug show the faint
      > outline of a former label along the left side of the base.

      Now that you pointed it out, I can see it.

      If it turns out that it's apiece of junk, I might take it
      apart and have the base painted candy apple red down at the body
      shop... Ooh, what a bad dream THAT was!

      Seriously, I got it cheap enough that I might let our local
      ARC use it down at the clubhouse.

      7 3
      Earl

      KD5XB
      Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
    • k4oso@aol.com
      Earl, Or you could have the base chromed. I bought an old chromed key and it was peeling and rusty. I took it apart and took the base to a local plating
      Message 2 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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        Earl,
        Or you could have the base chromed. I bought an old chromed key and it was
        peeling and rusty. I took it apart and took the base to a local plating shop.
        For $30 they rechromed the base, the damper assembly and the trunion. If you
        would like to see the results, go to www.kevin@... and look in the
        "Gallery" under Radios and Equipment. Its titled, simply K4OSO. There are two
        Blue Racers, my "rechrome" and my gray one.
        73, Milt k4oso
        In a message dated 11/15/2006 8:42:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,
        needhame1@... writes:

        > If it turns out that it's apiece of junk, I might take it
        > apart and have the base painted candy apple red down at the body
        > shop... Ooh, what a bad dream THAT was!
        >
        > Seriously, I got it cheap enough that I might let our local
        > ARC use it down at the clubhouse.
        >
        > 7 3
        > Earl
        >
        > KD5XB
        > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        >



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      • k4oso@aol.com
        Earl, Sorry about that. I gave you the email address The link is http://k4vd.net Milt [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        Message 3 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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          Earl,
          Sorry about that. I gave you the email address
          The link is http://k4vd.net
          Milt


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        • Larry
          Earl, I was lucky enough to pick up a J-36 earlier this year on eBay also. Another winter restoration project! Does anyone on the list have a scan of the
          Message 4 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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            Earl,

            I was lucky enough to pick up a J-36 earlier this year on eBay also.
            Another winter restoration project!

            Does anyone on the list have a scan of the serial number tag? I'd
            like to make up a replica and put it on my restored J-36 once I get it
            done. Of course, the serial number area qould be left balnk; but I
            think it would look cool nonetheless.

            73 de Larry W2LJ
          • Don
            ... Larry and the group, I have a .bmp file of the Lionel J-36 label from W1TP s site but the photos section won t let me upload it. It must not support .bmp
            Message 5 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Larry" <Makos327@...> wrote:
              >
              > Earl,
              >
              > I was lucky enough to pick up a J-36 earlier this year on eBay also.
              > Another winter restoration project!
              >
              > Does anyone on the list have a scan of the serial number tag? I'd
              > like to make up a replica and put it on my restored J-36 once I get it
              > done. Of course, the serial number area qould be left balnk; but I
              > think it would look cool nonetheless.
              >
              > 73 de Larry W2LJ
              >

              Larry and the group,

              I have a .bmp file of the Lionel J-36 label from W1TP's site but the
              photos section won't let me upload it. It must not support .bmp files.

              I will email it to you and if anyone else wants a copy let me know.

              73,

              Don, NN8B
            • Don
              ... Larry and the group, I guess I can t find your email address. Send me an email at nn8b.oh@gmail.com and I ll reply with the label .bmp file. 73, Don, NN8B
              Message 6 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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                --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Larry" <Makos327@...> wrote:

                > Does anyone on the list have a scan of the serial number tag? I'd
                > like to make up a replica and put it on my restored J-36 once I get it
                > done. Of course, the serial number area qould be left balnk; but I
                > think it would look cool nonetheless.
                >
                > 73 de Larry W2LJ
                >


                Larry and the group,

                I guess I can't find your email address.
                Send me an email at nn8b.oh@... and I'll reply with the
                label .bmp file.

                73,

                Don, NN8B
              • David J. Ring, Jr.
                A copy of the label for the Lionel J-36 has been uploaded to the photo section at http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs/photos 73 David N1EA ... the ...
                Message 7 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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                  A copy of the label for the Lionel J-36 has been uploaded to the
                  photo section at http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs/photos

                  73

                  David N1EA

                  --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Don" <nn8b.oh@...> wrote:
                  > Larry and the group,
                  >
                  > I have a .bmp file of the Lionel J-36 label from W1TP's site but
                  the
                  > photos section won't let me upload it. It must not support .bmp
                  files.
                  >
                  > I will email it to you and if anyone else wants a copy let me know.
                  >
                  > 73,
                  >
                  > Don, NN8B
                  >
                • Earl Needham
                  My two gadgets -- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320045595400 and
                  Message 8 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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                    My two gadgets --
                    <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320045595400>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320045595400
                    and
                    <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320045594362>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320045594362
                    -- arrived today.

                    This is the first time I've actually looked at a straight
                    key since I was a kid in the '60's -- and it is VERY nice looking.

                    The bug is nice, too -- but it's incredibly fast, a lot
                    faster than I can copy! I guess it gives me a reason to practice,
                    hi! I'm headed to bed now, but you might find me on the bands Friday
                    or Saturday.

                    Earl

                    KD5XB
                    Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                  • David J. Ring, Jr.
                    Earl, The Bunnell Triumph key has a bug lip on the left hand side of the base where you can use a cord and wedge to connect your Lionel J-36 bug. Bugs were
                    Message 9 of 19 , Nov 15, 2006
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                      Earl,

                      The Bunnell Triumph key has a "bug lip" on the left hand side of the base
                      where you can use a "cord and wedge" to connect your Lionel J-36 bug.

                      Bugs were designed to be used at the upper ranges of hand key speed - 20 wpm
                      and above.

                      Most people find it very uncomfortable and quite difficult to send with a
                      bug below 20 wpm - but those speeds are easy enough to send with using a
                      straight key.

                      A bug is something that "sounds" best when adjusted for a set speed. The
                      spacings that are optimum for different speeds change, also the weighting
                      (dot adjustment) changes as the dots have to be lighter as speed increases.

                      73

                      David Ring, N1EA

                      =30=

                      ----- Original Message -----
                      From: Earl Needham

                      This is the first time I've actually looked at a straight
                      key since I was a kid in the '60's -- and it is VERY nice looking.

                      The bug is nice, too -- but it's incredibly fast, a lot
                      faster than I can copy! I guess it gives me a reason to practice,
                      hi! I'm headed to bed now, but you might find me on the bands Friday
                      or Saturday.

                      Earl

                      KD5XB
                      Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                    • Earl Needham
                      ... Yes, that s the main reason I wanted a straight key. I ve never used one much, and I m pretty uncomfortable trying. I originally learned the code on a
                      Message 10 of 19 , Nov 16, 2006
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                        At 11:55 PM 11/15/2006, David J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
                        >The Bunnell Triumph key has a "bug lip" on the left hand side of the base
                        >where you can use a "cord and wedge" to connect your Lionel J-36 bug.

                        Yes, that's the main reason I wanted a straight key. I've
                        never used one much, and I'm pretty uncomfortable trying. I
                        originally learned the code on a Ten-Tec KR-50.

                        >Bugs were designed to be used at the upper ranges of hand key speed - 20 wpm
                        >and above.

                        Yep, but I'm just not there yet. We'll see what happens in
                        the next months.

                        7 3
                        Earl

                        KD5XB
                        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                      • Earl Needham
                        ... After receiving the bug and looking it over, it appears that somebody took it apart and used a can of black spray paint on the base. I didn t find any
                        Message 11 of 19 , Nov 16, 2006
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                          At 05:40 AM 11/15/2006, Richard Meiss wrote:
                          >Hi, Earl -
                          >
                          > From the pictures on eBay, it looks to me like someone already did
                          > some re-furbishing, judging from the shiny paint on the base (or is
                          > that a variant of the J-36?). It looks like it is in good shape
                          > just to use as is. BTW, the label for that version originally was a
                          > long strip of plastic (from the early days of plastic, so it
                          > deteriorated rapidly). The photos of your bug show the faint
                          > outline of a former label along the left side of the base.

                          After receiving the bug and looking it over, it appears that
                          somebody took it apart and used a can of black spray paint on the
                          base. I didn't find any overspray on the chrome pieces, but I only
                          spent 5 seconds or so looking.

                          Earl

                          KD5XB
                          Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                        • David J. Ring, Jr.
                          The seller of both the bug and straight key buys keys on eBay under a different names, paints and wirebrushes them and then resells them using the
                          Message 12 of 19 , Nov 16, 2006
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                            The seller of both the bug and straight key buys keys on eBay under a
                            different names, paints and wirebrushes them and then resells them using the
                            azroadrunners name.

                            Sometimes the keys he sells are rare, and the people who collect keys have
                            been upset at the damage caused by wire brushing and repainting.

                            But it seems "shiney keys" sell best.

                            73

                            David N1EA


                            ----- Original Message -----
                            From: Earl Needham

                            After receiving the bug and looking it over, it appears that
                            somebody took it apart and used a can of black spray paint on the
                            base. I didn't find any overspray on the chrome pieces, but I only
                            spent 5 seconds or so looking.

                            Earl

                            KD5XB
                            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                          • Earl Needham
                            ... Yep, the Bunnell straight key I just got has quite a bit of the Bunnell worn down smooth. Earl KD5XB Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                            Message 13 of 19 , Nov 16, 2006
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                              At 09:37 AM 11/16/2006, David J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
                              >The seller of both the bug and straight key buys keys on eBay under a
                              >different names, paints and wirebrushes them and then resells them using the
                              >azroadrunners name.

                              Yep, the Bunnell straight key I just got has quite a bit of
                              the "Bunnell" worn down smooth.

                              Earl

                              KD5XB
                              Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
                              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                            • Earl Needham
                              ... Tim, I ll take you up on that -- how shall we do this? Thanks, Earl KD5XB Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
                              Message 14 of 19 , Nov 17, 2006
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                                At 12:44 PM 11/14/2006, Tim Soxman wrote:
                                >Earl,
                                >If you need a replica Lionel tag for it I've got a few sitting around.
                                >73
                                >Tim W3ZVT

                                Tim, I'll take you up on that -- how shall we do this?

                                Thanks,
                                Earl

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