Re: [cw_bugs] hole-in-the-wall
- Fred FD,
I've used a hole in the wall bug one time - and I found it very stable - the dots were very precise. Perhaps it is that precision that encourages the operator to be as perfect.
Maybe the TACo bugs are the "Patek Philippe" of keys? (Patek Philippe is the last independant privately owned watchmaker in Geneva).
Telegraph Apparatus Co. (TACo) was T. R. (Ted) McElroy's Chicago company which he ran until he moved back to Shirley, MA.
AA1LL is in Mason, NH. I think I was lucky enough to work him once. :-( His web page says he uses a home brew sideswiper on the SS net - is this the same one that I'm on? 14,055 kHz @ 1600Z on Sunday with N6SL, W6BNB, F6LAW, K3CKT, W9OK and others? Or is it another net?
You're too close for 20 meters from me !
David N1EAOn 11/29/07, cloud runner < KT5X@...> wrote:If Paul says the Hole-in-the-wall is the best, better listen to him. He has, and has had for fifty years, the best bug fist on the planet.73,Fd kt5x