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Re: [cw_bugs] Re: VIBROPLEX Original Deluxe

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  • David Ring
    I am half wrong Milt. The Blue Racer 2000 is a deluxe key dressed up in plain clothes. The ONLY difference between the Blue Racer 2000 Standard and the
    Message 1 of 20 , May 2, 2008
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      I am half wrong Milt. The Blue Racer 2000 is a deluxe key dressed up
      in plain clothes. The ONLY difference between the Blue Racer 2000
      "Standard" and the Blue Racer 2000 "Deluxe" is the chrome base rather
      than the blue epoxy painted base. Which is what I said.

      However, you're right on the 100th Anniversary Original - it is indeed
      a standard movement as it has a screw at the top. The WW2 Deluxe keys
      had a screw on the top and also a jeweled movement.

      Before we put this to bed, can someone loosen the screw at the top and
      look at the top of the spindle? Is it rounded (jeweled movement) or
      sharpened to a rounded small point (standard).

      I no longer have a 100th Anniversary Bug here, but I have the Blue
      Racer 2000 - but we both agree on that.

      73

      David N1EA
      =30=



      On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 3:46 AM, k4oso <k4oso@...> wrote:
      > David,
      > I've got to differ with you on this. The Blue Racer 2000 does indeed
      > have the jewelled movement......and it says so in the ad. It also
      > shows the regular jewelled movement with the red decorative jewel on
      > top. The 100th, on the other hand, is the standard mainframe, with
      > NO mention of jewelled movement. I traded with a buddy for an 100th
      > Anniversary model. He bought it and added the jewelled mainframe,
      > and paid extra for it. I've got the key, the box and the invoice,
      > all of which corroborate this.
      > Now.......I'm not saying the standard "look" could not be hiding an
      > underlying jewelled movement, but I'm from Missouri on this one.
      > 73,
      > Milt k4oso
      >
      > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > The "Standard" version of the Anniversary Original Semi-automatic
      > > Vibroplex as well as the Millenium 2000 Blue Racer are both Deluxe
      > > (jeweled movement) bugs dressed in plain clothes.
      > >> >
      > >
    • n2yhq
      ... it ... Update 05/06/08 Yesterday I received the bug and spent a significant amount of time just looking at it!. Seriously, this device is a true
      Message 2 of 20 , May 6, 2008
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        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "n2yhq" <n2yhq@...> wrote:
        >
        > Gang:
        > Just ordered a new original deluxe bug with the vari speed to slow
        it
        > down HIHI. Can't wait to get it.
        >
        > 73
        > Marcelo
        >
        Update 05/06/08

        Yesterday I received the bug and spent a significant amount of time
        just looking at it!. Seriously, this device is a true engineering
        masterpiece. How did I spent 47 yrs of my life without having one?. I
        uploaded its picture under "n2yhq". Now I will have to practice,
        practice and practice.

        73 Marcelo
      • David Ring
        Hello Marcelo, I agree with you - the Vari-Speed was a brilliant invention. It was the idea of the same fellow who invented the FYO paddles which were the
        Message 3 of 20 , May 6, 2008
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          Hello Marcelo,


          I agree with you - the Vari-Speed was a brilliant invention. It was
          the idea of the same fellow who invented the FYO paddles which were
          the predessesor of the Bencher paddles. The invention was Joseph A.
          Hills, W8FYO. The Vari-speed came out in 1954, and the FYO paddles
          came out in 1962, just a few years after Vibroplex launched its
          paddles, the Vibrokeyer.

          Both were brilliant designs. But W8FYO only patented the key design.

          FYO paddle http://www.google.com/patents?id=4BtpAAAAEBAJ&dq=hills+telegraph

          73

          David N1EA





          On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 2:20 AM, n2yhq <n2yhq@...> wrote:
          > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "n2yhq" <n2yhq@...> wrote:
          > >
          > > Gang:
          > > Just ordered a new original deluxe bug with the vari speed to slow
          > it
          > > down HIHI. Can't wait to get it.
          > >
          > > 73
          > > Marcelo
          > >
          > Update 05/06/08
          >
          > Yesterday I received the bug and spent a significant amount of time
          > just looking at it!. Seriously, this device is a true engineering
          > masterpiece. How did I spent 47 yrs of my life without having one?. I
          > uploaded its picture under "n2yhq". Now I will have to practice,
          > practice and practice.
          >
          > 73 Marcelo
          >
          >
          > ------------------------------------
        • Mike Markowski
          Jack and everyone, ... It arrived at long last! Ordered April 3rd and showed up by the door just a few minutes ago - about 9 weeks later. Vibroplex had a
          Message 4 of 20 , Jun 6, 2008
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            Jack and everyone,

            nzeronv wrote:
            > Mike:
            >
            > Let us know what you think of your new 100th Anniversary Original
            > after it arrives.
            >
            > Jack - N0NV

            It arrived at long last! Ordered April 3rd and showed up by the door
            just a few minutes ago - about 9 weeks later. Vibroplex had a back
            order on 100th Anniv bases and then had to wait on an order of parts for
            the lever apparently. But it made.

            By the way, I can safely say that though the 100th Anniv Original is
            advertised as "seconds only" with warnings that quality might not be
            100%, I see absolutely no sign of problems. Others have said the same,
            so if you have $160 to spare it's really a very good deal.

            The bug has much snappier action than my Lionel J-36 and is also a
            little noisier. But I can make much more crisp characters than with the
            J-36. Dinner soon and then I'll have to make my 1st qso on the new bug!

            73,
            Mike ab3ap
          • nzeronv
            FB Mike: That s a major case of delayed gratification. But like you, I saw no problems with the quality of the base. Have fun Mike, Jack - N0NV ... for ...
            Message 5 of 20 , Jun 6, 2008
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              FB Mike:

              That's a major case of delayed gratification. But like you, I saw no
              problems with the quality of the base.

              Have fun Mike,

              Jack - N0NV



              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Mike Markowski <mm@...> wrote:
              >
              > Jack and everyone,
              >
              > nzeronv wrote:
              > > Mike:
              > >
              > > Let us know what you think of your new 100th Anniversary Original
              > > after it arrives.
              > >
              > > Jack - N0NV
              >
              > It arrived at long last! Ordered April 3rd and showed up by the door
              > just a few minutes ago - about 9 weeks later. Vibroplex had a back
              > order on 100th Anniv bases and then had to wait on an order of parts
              for
              > the lever apparently. But it made.
              >
              > By the way, I can safely say that though the 100th Anniv Original is
              > advertised as "seconds only" with warnings that quality might not be
              > 100%, I see absolutely no sign of problems. Others have said the same,
              > so if you have $160 to spare it's really a very good deal.
              >
              > The bug has much snappier action than my Lionel J-36 and is also a
              > little noisier. But I can make much more crisp characters than with
              the
              > J-36. Dinner soon and then I'll have to make my 1st qso on the new bug!
              >
              > 73,
              > Mike ab3ap
              >
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