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Re: [cw_bugs] New member hello

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  • John Klokis
    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.
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 3, 2008
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      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 -----
      Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 10:35 AM
      Subject: [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
      fist! :-)

      73,
      Mike ab3ap

    • nzeronv
      Nice work Mike! If you are interested, there is an upload in the files section http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs/files/ called
      Message 2 of 6 , Apr 4, 2008
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        Nice work Mike!

        If you are interested, there is an upload in the 'files' section
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs/files/ called
        "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 cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Mike Markowski <mm@...> wrote:
        >
        > Mike Markowski wrote:
        > > [...] After cleaning and restoring the Lionel bug at
        http://udel.edu/ham/bug/ [...]
        >
        > Oops, make that: http://udel.edu/~mm/ham/bug/
        >
      • Earl Needham
        ... Yeah, I agree! I have one that looks like the column on the left! I ve been thinking about cleaning it up and making it look nicer, but there s never
        Message 3 of 6 , Apr 4, 2008
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          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
          left! <G>

          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...

          7 3
          Earl

          KD5XB -- Earl Needham
          Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
          Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
        • Mike Markowski
          ... Thanks, guys! It really wasn t hard to clean. All the before photos were used to help me put the bug back together after completely disassembling it.
          Message 4 of 6 , Apr 4, 2008
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            Earl Needham wrote:
            > 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
            > left! <G>

            Thanks, guys! It really wasn't hard to clean. All the "before" photos
            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
            authentic look.

            73,
            Mike ab3ap
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