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Re: VIBROPLEX Original Deluxe

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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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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