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Re: [cw_bugs] I got my bug, wow

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  • Jason Hissong
    John, Excellent! They are a ton of fun. I use the contact cleaner that I got off of EBay which looks like the stuff that Vibroplex sells on their website (I
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 5, 2008
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      John,

      Excellent! They are a ton of fun. I use the contact cleaner that I got
      off of EBay which looks like the stuff that Vibroplex sells on their
      website (I think it is the same stuff). It seems to work. They are not
      abrasive at all. They look like hard leather.

      Keep swiping!

      Jason N8XE

      John wrote:
      > I got the Vibroplex bug. I am having a terrific time learning how to
      > use it. One of the techniques I find the most control needed for is
      > when you have to hit the dit once softer than you have to hit the dit
      > harder for repeat dits. Like e, i, s, h, 5. then you have to go to the
      > numbers and try to count the dits on 5 thru 8. wow, excellent flow
      > experience. I just hooked it up, read the semi-automatic key
      > adjustment by Brian Murphy, and fired away. Sometimes I will move the
      > dit contact in, but there is a fine line there between what you need
      > to bounce it properly.
      > SOmetimes it feels to far away, the dit contact. But if I move it in
      > to much , its hard to bounce. Hay, I am having fun. This could be
      > addictive. The bug is from 1950. The chrome is dirty somewhat, and
      > contacts could use some cleaning. I will have to continue to be
      > amazed at this bug and clean it up some. But anyway, who wants to
      > hear about the fun I had with this bug. We will go on from here.
      > John K3JK
      >

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    • David Ring
      Or more accurately it is a fine grit abrasive. Somewhere around 800 grit. 73 DR
      Message 2 of 9 , Mar 5, 2008
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        Or more accurately it is a fine grit abrasive. Somewhere around 800 grit.

        73

        DR

        On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 8:08 AM, Jason Hissong <jhisson1@...> wrote:
        > John,
        >
        > Excellent! They are a ton of fun. I use the contact cleaner that I got
        > off of EBay which looks like the stuff that Vibroplex sells on their
        > website (I think it is the same stuff). It seems to work. They are not
        > abrasive at all. They look like hard leather.
        >
        > Keep swiping!
        >
        > Jason N8XE
      • Jason Hissong
        Ah ok. Should I stop using them then? I don t want to wear away the silver contacts. Jason N8XE
        Message 3 of 9 , Mar 5, 2008
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          Ah ok. Should I stop using them then? I don't want to wear away the silver
          contacts.

          Jason N8XE


          On 3/5/08 12:58 PM, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:

          > Or more accurately it is a fine grit abrasive. Somewhere around 800 grit.
          >
          > 73
          >
          > DR
          >
        • k4oso
          On a scale of 1 to 10, typing paper is probably about 1000 grit, or so....so no problem. I uses mine all the time.....keeps the contacts nice and clean. MIlt
          Message 4 of 9 , Mar 5, 2008
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            On a scale of 1 to 10, typing paper is probably about 1000 grit, or
            so....so no problem. I uses mine all the time.....keeps the contacts
            nice and clean.

            MIlt k4oso--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Jason Hissong <jhisson1@...>
            wrote:
            >
            > Ah ok. Should I stop using them then? I don't want to wear away the
            silver
            > contacts.
            >
            > Jason N8XE
            >
            >
            > On 3/5/08 12:58 PM, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
            >
            > > Or more accurately it is a fine grit abrasive. Somewhere around
            800 grit.
            > >
            > > 73
            > >
            > > DR
            > >
            >
          • hermit
            The way I look at the strip issue is this. I have hundreds of dollars invested in my keys; a bug, straight keys and paddles. For me spending $5.00 on a
            Message 5 of 9 , Mar 5, 2008
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              The way I look at the strip issue is this. I have hundreds of dollars
              invested in my keys; a bug, straight keys and paddles. For me
              spending $5.00 on a contact strip from Vibroplex is worth it. No
              second guessing.

              73

              Dick
              KB3OMJ

              >On a scale of 1 to 10, typing paper is probably about 1000 grit, or
              >so....so no problem. I uses mine all the time.....keeps the contacts
              >nice and clean.
              >
              >MIlt k4oso--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Jason Hissong <jhisson1@...>
              >wrote:
              >>
              >> Ah ok. Should I stop using them then? I don't want to wear away the
              >silver
              >> contacts.
              >>
              >> Jason N8XE
              >>
              >>
              >> On 3/5/08 12:58 PM, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
              >>
              >> > Or more accurately it is a fine grit abrasive. Somewhere around
              >800 grit.
              >> >
              >> > 73
              >> >
              >> > DR
              >> >
              >>
              >
            • David Ring
              Even if you wear them away, the contacts are replaceable. Everything that cleans anything by friction has abrasion. - even paper. Vibroplex s warning is for
              Message 6 of 9 , Mar 5, 2008
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                Even if you wear them away, the contacts are replaceable. Everything
                that cleans anything by friction has abrasion. - even paper.
                Vibroplex's warning is for those dingle-brain people who take files to
                the silver, or rough sandpaper. You won't believe what people can do
                until you look at some of the hair-brained things people have done to
                their keys!

                73

                David N1EA

                On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Jason Hissong <jhisson1@...> wrote:
                > Ah ok. Should I stop using them then? I don't want to wear away the silver
                > contacts.
                >
                > Jason N8XE
                >
                >
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