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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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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