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  • John / G0RDO
    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
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      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 cw_bugs@yahoogroups.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.
      >
      > 73,
      >
      > Fred - kt5x
      >
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