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  • George Osier
    Hi All !!! I m new to the group .......... I m from Ogdensburg , NY wayyyyy up by the Canada border. Been a ham since 1989 and work CW 99% of the time. I enjoy
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 2, 2007
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      Hi All !!!

      I'm new to the group .......... I'm from Ogdensburg , NY wayyyyy up by the
      Canada border. Been a ham since 1989 and work CW 99% of the time. I enjoy
      QRP and milliwatting with WAC , WAS and DXCC in both. Started out on CW with
      my K1EL K-20 keyboard and then joined FISTS and SKCC with my Bendix MT-11B
      Naval Flameprrof Key. My wonderful wife has gotten me a Vibroplex 100th Year
      Bug for Christmas so I'll be doing my best to learn it !! I enjoy DXing and
      contesting both QRP and milliwatting and find that CW is the only way to go
      in both endevors. Bill , NT9K and Pete , W5PEH and a host of others from the
      SKCC Group have benn very helpful even before I have tried my bug !!!

      Good to be a part of another group preserving the honored tradition of CW in
      our amatuer radio service !!!!!!

      73

      George Osier , N2JNZ
      SKCC # 2836T
      FISTS # 12912
    • Earl Needham
      I m in the 18-wheeler today, just coming out of Ft Worth and thought I d hook up the Lionel for the next 200+ miles across the Texas wilderness -- but trying
      Message 2 of 6 , Dec 2, 2007
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        I'm in the 18-wheeler today, just coming out of Ft Worth and
        thought I'd hook up the Lionel for the next 200+ miles across the
        Texas wilderness -- but trying to slow this bad boy down is tough!

        I tried opening up the "gap", and the weight is out as far
        as possible, but it doesn't seem to help much. As well, the pivot is
        a little tight, so I need to back off the adjustment there a little.

        What makes the pendulum swing back when you release the
        "handle"??? This one does OK, but I'll be darned if I see a return spring!

        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
        Hello Earl, The return spring should be on the left side of the frame - you have two adjustment screws - the top one fits into a spring which is shaped like a
        Message 3 of 6 , Dec 2, 2007
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          Hello Earl,

          The return spring should be on the left side of the frame - you have two adjustment screws - the top one fits into a spring which is shaped like a coil, at the end of the coil, the spring slips into a hole on the mainspring.  At the center of the coil of the spring, a little nipple at the end of the adjustment screw fits in.

          73

          David N1EA


          On Dec 2, 2007 2:03 PM, Earl Needham <needhame1@...> wrote:

                  I'm in the 18-wheeler today, just coming out of Ft Worth and
          thought I'd hook up the Lionel for the next 200+ miles across the
          Texas wilderness -- but trying to slow this bad boy down is tough!

                  I tried opening up the "gap", and the weight is out as far
          as possible, but it doesn't seem to help much.  As well, the pivot is
          a little tight, so I need to back off the adjustment there a little.

                  What makes the pendulum swing back when you release the
          "handle"???  This one does OK, but I'll be darned if I see a return spring!

                  7 3
                  Earl

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



        • Earl Needham
          ... Ah! Found it -- it is so mis-shapen that I thought it was simply a wire to electrically connect parts together -- I guess AZRoadrunners struck again... 7
          Message 4 of 6 , Dec 2, 2007
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            At 13:22 12/2/2007, David Ring wrote:
            >The return spring should be on the left side of the frame - you have
            >two adjustment screws - the top one fits into a spring which is
            >shaped like a coil, at the end of the coil, the spring slips into a
            >hole on the mainspring. At the center of the coil of the spring, a
            >little nipple at the end of the adjustment screw fits in.

            Ah! Found it -- it is so mis-shapen that I thought it was
            simply a wire to electrically connect parts together -- I guess
            AZRoadrunners struck again...

            7 3
            Earl

            KD5XB -- Earl Needham
            Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
            Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
          • Earl Needham
            ... Ah! Found it -- it is so mis-shapen that I thought it was simply a wire to electrically connect parts together -- I guess AZRoadrunners struck again... 7
            Message 5 of 6 , Dec 2, 2007
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              At 13:22 12/2/2007, David Ring wrote:
              >The return spring should be on the left side of the frame - you have
              >two adjustment screws - the top one fits into a spring which is
              >shaped like a coil, at the end of the coil, the spring slips into a
              >hole on the mainspring. At the center of the coil of the spring, a
              >little nipple at the end of the adjustment screw fits in.

              Ah! Found it -- it is so mis-shapen that I thought it was
              simply a wire to electrically connect parts together -- I guess
              AZRoadrunners struck again...

              7 3
              Earl

              KD5XB -- Earl Needham
              Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
              Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
            • Earl Needham
              ... You guys gotta tell me your secret! 7 3 Earl KD5XB -- Earl Needham Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs Quoting from the
              Message 6 of 6 , Dec 2, 2007
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                At 08:58 12/2/2007, kb3omj wrote:
                >My XYL presented me with a Vibroplex 100th Anniversary bug about three
                >days ago, and I am thrilled!

                At 09:13 12/2/2007, George Osier wrote:
                >My wonderful wife has gotten me a Vibroplex 100th Year
                >Bug for Christmas so I'll be doing my best to learn it !!

                You guys gotta tell me your secret! <G>

                7 3
                Earl

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