Re: noisy dits
- I have a J36 Fred with a huge old cap ( .0005MFD, 2000VDC ) looks
like a piece of chocolate, so will
try it on other bugs. Thanks for the tip. Going to use bugs/pounders
almost exclusively for 2008 - should be fun.
John / G0RDO
--- In email@example.com, "cloud runner" <KT5X@...> wrote:
> Old rigs had a lot of current on the contacts, causing the contacts
to deteriorate. if you have an old bug, you may have very rough
contact surfaces. I put mine to a polishing wheel, once.
> New rigs don't have THAT problem, but they do have another one.
New rigs are so fast, they will try to follow micro-second make and
breaks as the contacts slide across the face. You may be able to
defeat that simply by putting a .1 cap across the key. it will
remain charged long enough to bridge that nastiness.
> Fred - kt5x