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RE: [cw_bugs] ( O.T. ) Home Made Vibroplex Project.( Need )

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  • Carlos Fonseca - Ct1GFQ
    Hello David. Yes, I think also that the base need to be a litle bit large . But what I realy need is the mechanical diagram, because, I have a friend, how want
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
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      Hello David.

      Yes, I think also that the base need to be a litle bit large .

      But what I realy need is the mechanical diagram, because, I have a friend, how want to make a home made vibroplex.

      73’s.
      Carlos, CT1GFQ


       


      De: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] Em nome de David Ring
      Enviada: segunda-feira, 7 de Janeiro de 2008 19:53
      Para: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
      Assunto: Re: [cw_bugs] ( O.T. ) Home Made Vibroplex Project.( Need )

       

      Carlos,

      That Vibroplex has a beautiful color - but the base is very narrow -
      only 2.5 inches .
      A larger base like the standard Vibroplex of 3.5 inches wide is much
      more stable. The Blue Racer 2000 has a tendency to move as if it
      wants to tip over!

      So make a wider base - but paint the color you like!

      73

      David N1EA

      On Jan 8, 2008 3:13 AM, Carlos Fonseca - Ct1GFQ <ct1gfqgrupos@ gmail.com> wrote:

      >
      > Hello all.
      >
      > There is anyone here, that have any Project of a Vibroplex key lik this or
      > similar. http://www.vibrople x.com/blue_ racer.html
      >
      > Carlos, Ct1GFQ
      >

    • Earl Needham
      ... Perhaps these will help: 7 3 Earl KD5XB -- Earl
      Message 2 of 8 , Jan 7, 2008
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        At 14:59 1/7/2008, Carlos Fonseca - Ct1GFQ wrote:

        >Hello David.
        >
        >Yes, I think also that the base need to be a litle bit large .
        >
        >But what I realy need is the mechanical diagram, because, I have a
        >friend, how want to make a home made vibroplex.
        >
        >73's.
        >Carlos, CT1GFQ

        Perhaps these will help:

        <http://www.vibroplex.com/original_bug.html>

        <http://www.vibroplex.com/original_bug_machine_drawing.pdf>

        7 3
        Earl

        KD5XB -- Earl Needham
        Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
        Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
      • Philip
        ... friend, ... Sorry for the late reply, but I am just now catching up on my emails. If your friend is wanting to make a key just for the fun of it, I would
        Message 3 of 8 , Jan 16, 2008
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          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Carlos Fonseca - Ct1GFQ"
          <ct1gfqgrupos@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hello David.
          >
          > Yes, I think also that the base need to be a litle bit large .
          >
          > But what I realy need is the mechanical diagram, because, I have a
          friend,
          > how want to make a home made vibroplex.
          >
          > 73's.
          > Carlos, CT1GFQ
          >
          >
          >

          Sorry for the late reply, but I am just now catching up on my emails.

          If your friend is wanting to make a key just for the fun of it, I
          would suggest buying the book by W R Smith on Vibroplex restoration.
          The book will give a lot of suggestions on how to make some of the
          springs and such. If he is wanting to make a key to save money on the
          purchase price, it would be cheaper to just buy a vibroplex than to
          buy the book and all the supplies to make a bug. The book alone is
          $55.00 plus shipping.

          Here is a link to the book:

          http://www.chss.montclair.edu/~pererat/mwr.htm

          73 de wd5day
        • David Ring
          I second the recommendation of WR s book on Key Restorations - it is excellent. Vibroplex keys are quite cheap - especially for DX now that the US$ has a very
          Message 4 of 8 , Jan 16, 2008
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            I second the recommendation of WR's book on Key Restorations - it is excellent.

            Vibroplex keys are quite cheap - especially for DX now that the US$
            has a very DX favorable exchange rate.

            You can't make one for what they charge - unless you work for free!

            73
            David N1EA
          • Carlos Fonseca - CT1GFQ
            The problem, is not the price in USA, the problem, is when the key arrive at Portugal, with chipping and peage, is more or less $150 to $200. 73 s. Carlos,
            Message 5 of 8 , Jan 17, 2008
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              The problem, is not the price in USA , the problem, is when the key arrive at Portugal , with chipping and peage, is more or less $150 to $200.

               

               

              73’s.

              Carlos, CT1GFQ



              De: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] Em nome de David Ring
              Enviada: quinta-feira, 17 de Janeiro de 2008 7:06
              Para: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
              Assunto: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: ( O.T. ) Home Made Vibroplex Project.( Need )

               

              I second the recommendation of WR's book on Key Restorations - it is excellent.

              Vibroplex keys are quite cheap - especially for DX now that the US$
              has a very DX favorable exchange rate.

              You can't make one for what they charge - unless you work for free!

              73
              David N1EA

            • David Ring
              You still can t make it for less - unless labor is free - but it is a lot of work to make a one time key. The 100th Anniversary bug is $158 - and this is a
              Message 6 of 8 , Jan 17, 2008
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                You still can't make it for less - unless labor is free - but it is a
                lot of work to make a one time key.

                The 100th Anniversary bug is $158 - and this is a deluxe model with a
                jeweled movement (something you are not able to make on a lathe) -
                shipping to EU is $37.00 = total = $195 which is EU 133.

                If you can make this key - which you cannot with the jeweled bearings
                - for EU 133, I will eat the key!

                73
                David

                On Jan 18, 2008 1:56 AM, Carlos Fonseca - CT1GFQ <ct1gfqgrupos@...> wrote:
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > The problem, is not the price in USA, the problem, is when the key arrive at
                > Portugal, with chipping and peage, is more or less $150 to $200.
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > 73's.
                >
                > Carlos, CT1GFQ
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > ________________________________
                >
                >
                > De: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] Em nome de
                > David Ring
                > Enviada: quinta-feira, 17 de Janeiro de 2008 7:06
                > Para: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
                > Assunto: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: ( O.T. ) Home Made Vibroplex Project.( Need )
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > I second the recommendation of WR's book on Key Restorations - it is
                > excellent.
                >
                > Vibroplex keys are quite cheap - especially for DX now that the US$
                > has a very DX favorable exchange rate.
                >
                > You can't make one for what they charge - unless you work for free!
                >
                > 73
                > David N1EA
                >
                >
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