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  • Earl Needham
    ... I have a WW2 Lionel J-36 that was giving me trouble. I had the feeling that the pendulum was just incredibly stiff, but one day I opened up the gap as
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 24, 2007
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      At 04:28 11/24/2007, Bill wrote:
      >Once I opened up my
      >dit gap and stop real wide, WOW I had full control. From that point
      >on, I feel as comfortable sending with my bug as I do with any other key.

      I have a WW2 Lionel J-36 that was giving me trouble. I had
      the feeling that the pendulum was just incredibly stiff, but one day
      I opened up the gap as Bill says above, and it took off really
      nicely. These devices need a lot of room to work since the work with
      a lot of action. They're not like a straight key at all in this regard.

      7 3
      Earl

      KD5XB -- Earl Needham
      Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
      Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
    • David Ring
      One thing that has destroyed bugs is the paddle. Since the paddles are only a switch and the keyer does all the work - they can be adjusted to a hair s
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 24, 2007
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        One thing that has destroyed bugs is the paddle. Since the paddles
        are only a switch and the keyer does "all the work" - they can be
        adjusted to a hair's width.

        A bug depends on motion of the pendulum. I tell people when setting
        up a bug to fully back off all the adjustments, and adjust until the
        bug doesn't sound as good as it just did, then go back to that sweet
        setting.

        You will notice that at 35 wpm and higher you'll need a wee bit closer
        adjustment (or fast reflexes, or a dual lever key) to make the
        transition from dot to dash smoothly.

        SLOW bug users are advised to adjust with the bug fullly backed out -
        watch for good pendulum action, observe good "flat against flat"
        contact contacting, proper damper action after sending dots.

        73

        Daviid N1EA
        =30=
        On 11/24/07, Earl Needham <needhame1@...> wrote:
        > At 04:28 11/24/2007, Bill wrote:
        > >Once I opened up my
        > >dit gap and stop real wide, WOW I had full control. From that point
        > >on, I feel as comfortable sending with my bug as I do with any other key.
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        > I have a WW2 Lionel J-36 that was giving me trouble. I had
        > the feeling that the pendulum was just incredibly stiff, but one day
        > I opened up the gap as Bill says above, and it took off really
        > nicely. These devices need a lot of room to work since the work with
        > a lot of action. They're not like a straight key at all in this regard.
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        > 7 3
        > Earl
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        > KD5XB -- Earl Needham
        > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
        > Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
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