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Re: [cw_bugs] Re: VIBROPLEX Original Deluxe

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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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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