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  • cloud runner
    Caspercoin?; some years ago, he was out bidding (over-paying) everyone on essentially common (not particularly collectible) bugs, ammassing a dull collection.
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1, 2007
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      Caspercoin?;
       
      some years ago, he was out bidding (over-paying) everyone on essentially common (not particularly collectible) bugs, ammassing a dull collection.  I think he is a university museum curator.  In addition, knowing some of the bugs he bought, I know he did a lot of questionable cleaning and parts mix and matching, surprising for a curator sort.  No collector would want his collection.  Probably no none collector would want to buy a whole collection.  Makes the way he is selling kinda odd...
       
       
       
      On another subject entirely...  Six months ago i bought a tiny switching power supply by Gamma Research, the HPS-1a.  This thing is only 1 inch x 3 inch x 5 inch and weighs about one pound.  it is a switcher of course, but has super-capacitors that act like batteries, such that while it is a 5 amp supply, it can for brief periods support up to 22 amp.  this means in SSB and CW (at faster than 10 wpm) it will handle a 100 watt transciever.
       
      The unit i received had two problems.  First, there was a whine in the headfones when recharging, and second, the tiny fan had something worng with it and buzzed. 
       
      The maker, K3GQ, a retired power supply engineer, provided a fix for the first, changing the value of a single resisotr in the cotrol loop of the switcher, and a replacement fan which i installed last night.
       
      both of the problems I had are no longer issues in supplied units.
       
      now, this tiny supply is silent in the headfones, and no switcher noise that i can discern, and silent in operation.  it replaces a 30 pound two cubic foot Astron linear supply just fine.  people think of it as their portable supply, but I am using it in base station service and it runs cool, quiet, and simple.  (Obviously, i am just sharing an experience, i have no connection whatever with the maker)
       
       
      73,  Fd kt5x
    • Earl Needham
      He s back, but with a variation -- see the following:
      Message 2 of 6 , Jan 25, 2008
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        He's back, but with a variation -- see the following:

        <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110216710278>

        <http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcaspercoin.com>

        Seems to be out in left field...
        Earl

        KD5XB -- Earl Needham
        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
        Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT

        At 07:11 11/30/2007, Earl Needham wrote:
        >At 07:03 11/30/2007, Randy Ott wrote:
        >
        > >This is the 4th time this collection has been listed. It started out
        > >with a $2000 starting bid then it went to $1800, $1600, and now $1310.
        > >
        > >I don't think he has ever had a bid in all 4 tries.
        > >
        > >Randy
        >
        >Sounds like he's trying to keep them all together, or maybe
        >he thinks 20 different auctions would be too much trouble. There are
        >a couple I'd like to have on my shelf, but I don't think I'd pay $100
        >for any one of them.

        At 08:20 12/1/2007, cloud runner wrote:

        >Caspercoin?;
        >
        >some years ago, he was out bidding (over-paying) everyone on
        >essentially common (not particularly collectible) bugs, ammassing a
        >dull collection. I think he is a university museum curator. In
        >addition, knowing some of the bugs he bought, I know he did a lot of
        >questionable cleaning and parts mix and matching, surprising for a
        >curator sort. No collector would want his collection. Probably no
        >none collector would want to buy a whole collection. Makes the way
        >he is selling kinda odd...
      • BPCI@aol.com
        I hope he sells them to somebody for that. It just means mine (Ser. #67xxx) is getting more valuable. Did he sell #1? Ci Jones, WU7R ... From: Earl Needham
        Message 3 of 6 , Jan 25, 2008
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          I hope he sells them to somebody for that. It just means mine (Ser.
          #67xxx) is getting more valuable. Did he sell #1?


          Ci Jones, WU7R


          -----Original Message-----
          From: Earl Needham <earl_needham@...>
          To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:43 am
          Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] re: gee



          He's back, but with a variation -- see the following:


          <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110216710278>

          <http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcaspercoin.com>

          Seems to be out in left field...
          Earl

          KD5XB -- Earl Needham
          Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
          Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT

          At 07:11 11/30/2007, Earl Needham wrote:
          >At 07:03 11/30/2007, Randy Ott wrote:
          >
          > >This is the 4th time this collection has been listed. It started out
          > >with a $2000 starting bid then it went to $1800, $1600, and now
          $1310.
          > >
          > >I don't think he has ever had a bid in all 4 tries.
          > >
          > >Randy
          >
          >Sounds like he's trying to keep them all together, or maybe
          >he thinks 20 different auctions would be too much trouble. There are
          >a couple I'd like to have on my shelf, but I don't think I'd pay $100
          >for any one of them.

          At 08:20 12/1/2007, cloud runner wrote:

          >Caspercoin?;
          >
          >some years ago, he was out bidding (over-paying) everyone on
          >essentially common (not particularly collectible) bugs, ammassing a
          >dull collection. I think he is a university museum curator. In
          >addition, knowing some of the bugs he bought, I know he did a lot of
          >questionable cleaning and parts mix and matching, surprising for a
          >curator sort. No collector would want his collection. Probably no
          >none collector would want to buy a whole collection. Makes the way
          >he is selling kinda odd...





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        • Earl Needham
          ... Dunno -- I did a simple eBay search for Vibroplex and just happened to notice his listings. 7 3 Earl KD5XB -- Earl Needham Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          Message 4 of 6 , Jan 25, 2008
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            At 13:57 1/25/2008, BPCI@... wrote:

            >I hope he sells them to somebody for that. It just means mine (Ser.
            >#67xxx) is getting more valuable. Did he sell #1?

            Dunno -- I did a simple eBay search for "Vibroplex" and just
            happened to notice his listings.

            7 3
            Earl

            KD5XB -- Earl Needham
            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
            Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
          • k4oso
            Earl, All other collections aside, the X models would be a great buy if you got them all for $3,000. Just my opinion as a non-collector. Milt k4oso ...
            Message 5 of 6 , Jan 25, 2008
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              Earl,
              All other "collections" aside, the "X" models would be a great buy if
              you got them all for $3,000. Just my opinion as a non-collector.
              Milt k4oso

              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Earl Needham <earl_needham@...> wrote:
              >
              >
              > He's back, but with a variation -- see the following:
              >
              > <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
              ViewItem&item=110216710278>
              >
              > <http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcaspercoin.com>
              >
              > Seems to be out in left field...
              > Earl
              >
              > KD5XB -- Earl Needham
              > Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
              > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
              > Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
              >
              > At 07:11 11/30/2007, Earl Needham wrote:
              > >At 07:03 11/30/2007, Randy Ott wrote:
              > >
              > > >This is the 4th time this collection has been listed. It started
              out
              > > >with a $2000 starting bid then it went to $1800, $1600, and now
              $1310.
              > > >
              > > >I don't think he has ever had a bid in all 4 tries.
              > > >
              > > >Randy
              > >
              > >Sounds like he's trying to keep them all together, or maybe
              > >he thinks 20 different auctions would be too much trouble. There
              are
              > >a couple I'd like to have on my shelf, but I don't think I'd pay
              $100
              > >for any one of them.
              >
              > At 08:20 12/1/2007, cloud runner wrote:
              >
              > >Caspercoin?;
              > >
              > >some years ago, he was out bidding (over-paying) everyone on
              > >essentially common (not particularly collectible) bugs, ammassing
              a
              > >dull collection. I think he is a university museum curator. In
              > >addition, knowing some of the bugs he bought, I know he did a lot
              of
              > >questionable cleaning and parts mix and matching, surprising for a
              > >curator sort. No collector would want his collection. Probably
              no
              > >none collector would want to buy a whole collection. Makes the
              way
              > >he is selling kinda odd...
              >
            • David Ring
              Casper! So funny. Maybe some day he can sell the stuff he bought for what he paid for it. Just like in the stock market if you don t know what you re doing,
              Message 6 of 6 , Jan 25, 2008
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                Casper!  So funny.  Maybe some day he can sell the stuff he bought for what he paid for it.

                Just like in the stock market if you don't know what you're doing, you're most likely to:

                Buy High
                Sell Low.

                But what might happen in this auction is that someone might think that they'll get a deal on it, and bid the minimum, which eliminates the Buy it Now price and then people not knowing what they could have paid for it, bid it up and another turkey buys another rare but not very good bug.

                I don't like the Model X, I don't like the Wirechief, and I don't like the Bunnell Gold Bug (in fact I hated it so much, it got heaved over the rail somewhere two days after passing Horta outbound from the Med one year.)

                That was one key I couldn't sell to any one - I would feel like I was selling him a lemon, only worse.  Perhaps it was like selling a JJ-38 Japanese ball bearing key for $100.  That makes me skin crawl offa me back.

                73

                DR

                David N1EA
                =30=
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