Re: [cw_bugs] Re: [skcc] Re: nervous ...........
- 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
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.
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.
> 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
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