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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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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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