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Re: [cw_bugs] appreciation for feedback

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  • David Ring
    Horse Hambergers! The 718 will use a bug. A bug is just an on/off switch like a hand key, and like a sideswiper/cootie key. On, Off, - hey that s Morse
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 2, 2008
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      Horse Hambergers! The '718 will use a bug. A bug is just an on/off
      switch like a hand key, and like a sideswiper/cootie key. On, Off, -
      hey that's Morse code - it just turns on and off.

      Any telegraph key or keyer can plug into that jack.

      A paddle can only plug into a keyer - which keys the transmitter (thus
      the name!).

      But these days some of the transceivers have built-in keyers - which
      does confuse people at first!

      73
      DR

      David Ring, N1EA
      -30-

      On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 7:10 AM, John <klokis@...> wrote:
      > I want to express my appreciation for the feedback from all who have
      > replied to my posts. I am going to take advantage of practicing with
      > people who have told me that they will practice with me, but I will
      > practice off the air for awhile to get the beginning feel for the bug.
      > And I would like to ask N0NV, Jack if I can get the 1 mico-farad
      > capacitor at radio shack if needed? Getting information and personal
      > opinions from all the bug operators of the group is very interesting.
      > Its like developing a data base for my own reasons about wanting to
      > get into bug use. I will not get rid of any iambics I have. I like
      > the way they sound on my Jupiter. I also have a Icom 718 that I was
      > told does not support bugs. But I do have a straight key jack with it.
      > So I would think I could use the bug with the 718. Probably needs some
      > capaaitors across the terminals of the bug also. And thats another
      > thought. If needed, is this the standard position for the capacitors,
      > across the terminals of the bug? And Am I correct to say the capacitor
      > acts as a isolator between the dits and the dahs? making them clearer
      > as independent signals? I am saving all of these letters in a
      > independent folder, and printing some of them. I hope my friend has
      > gotten the time to ship the bug to me that he told me I could try.
      > Anyway, I will take the time to practice enough to get on the air. I
      > was told already by operators that I send easy to copy code and I have
      > a good fists. Not to fast though, but very readable. So I am going to
      > try and be the same way on the bug. Once again thanks everyone for the
      > excellent feedback. John K3JK
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    • Jason Hissong
      You may have to wire the key up to a stereo plug instead of a mono one, i.e., tip and ring, and not connect the second ring up to anything. That is what I had
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 3, 2008
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        You may have to wire the key up to a stereo plug instead of a mono one,
        i.e., tip and ring, and not connect the second ring up to anything.
        That is what I had to do for an FT857D.

        Jason N8XE

        David Ring wrote:
        > Horse Hambergers! The '718 will use a bug. A bug is just an on/off
        > switch like a hand key, and like a sideswiper/cootie key. On, Off, -
        > hey that's Morse code - it just turns on and off.
        >
        > Any telegraph key or keyer can plug into that jack.
        >
        > A paddle can only plug into a keyer - which keys the transmitter (thus
        > the name!).
        >
        > But these days some of the transceivers have built-in keyers - which
        > does confuse people at first!
        >
        > 73
        > DR
        >
        > David Ring, N1EA
        > -30-
        >

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