Re: [cw_bugs] appreciation for feedback
- 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
But these days some of the transceivers have built-in keyers - which
does confuse people at first!
David Ring, N1EA
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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- 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.
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!
> David Ring, N1EA
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