Re: [cw_bugs] New member hello
- Hi Mike, this is John K3JK, I just started using a bug about a month ago. Would you like to try and practice seomtime? I live in Kulpmont, Pa. Northumberland County. Where is your QTH?I have a dipole and a vertical.John K3JK----- Original Message -----From: Mike MarkowskiSent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 10:35 AMSubject: [cw_bugs] New member hello
I just discovered this group (thanks Jack!) and thought I'd send out a hello.
I'm a somewhat newer ham, licensed 5 years, and just recently started using a
bug. After cleaning and restoring the Lionel bug at http://udel. edu/ham/bug/ I
figured I ought to learn to use it! The weight is set towards the slower end,
maybe 22 wpm or so, and I'm getting the hang of it slowly but surely. Thanks to
a QST bug adjustment article at Vibroplex.com I now have the bug set to just the
right feel for me.
Anyway, hope to run into some of you on the air...and not scare you away with my
- Nice work Mike!
If you are interested, there is an upload in the 'files' section
"New_Lionel_J36_label.gif". You could print it to a size which
matches the rivets on your Lionel bug, then laminate it and install it
on the rivets (if someone knows a better method, please chime in).
Again, nice job!
Jack - N0NV
--- In email@example.com, Mike Markowski <mm@...> wrote:
> Mike Markowski wrote:
> > [...] After cleaning and restoring the Lionel bug at
> Oops, make that: http://udel.edu/~mm/ham/bug/
- At 07:55 AM 4/4/2008, nzeronv wrote:
>Nice work Mike!Yeah, I agree! I have one that looks like the column on the
I've been thinking about cleaning it up and making it look
nicer, but there's never any time to do anything but drive the
truck. Maybe one day...
KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
- Earl Needham wrote:
> At 07:55 AM 4/4/2008, nzeronv wrote:Thanks, guys! It really wasn't hard to clean. All the "before" photos
>> Nice work Mike!
> Yeah, I agree! I have one that looks like the column on the
> left! <G>
were used to help me put the bug back together after completely
disassembling it. I soaked the metal parts in cleaning solution used by
watchmakers and then gently got rid of what little dirt remained with a
soft brush. After just as gently cleaning the base (not with the watch
cleaner) I used black shoe polish on it.
Now I'll print out the image you pointed me to, Jack, to give it a more