Bug Roundups Past

Bug Roundup Comments;

” Lots of fun, enjoyed making my QSOs and listening to others’. Lots of that Heavy Metal Morse Music!Among others, worked K5KV, N6EIT, JR2IUB, W6SFM (two bands), 9J2BO (a good friend of long standing), and K6KPH -home of professional Bug Men. My bugs included a 1947 Zephyr, a 1943 Standard Radio Company, and a couple average originals circa mid 1940’s. I was especially impressed with JR2IUB’s homebrew bug. 73 and ZUT KF7E”

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“Excellent event, had a lot of fun. Fine QSOs and gud fists from W3ZT, K7IRA,AE5X,KE5AL,N5RB/4 and others. All ops with gud fists. AE5X sounded great with the 1914 Vibroplex Blue Racer, also N6UOE with a Les Logan Speed X 501. I had a chance to use all my Vibroplex bugs, among them 1946 Blue Racer, 1951 Lightning “Pinup Special”, 1963 Original Std…Only setback was that CONDX were poor and QSB was up/down sometimes loosing RX on parts of the QSOs. Best 73 to all – Jose KP3W”

“Today, I made lots of CQ BR on 20, 15, and 10M… I got the answer from KL7TF but his signal was so weak that I couldn’t copy him well. I have been using home brew bug since about 3 years before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcVYnOqpayc Thank you very much for giving me an enjoyable time and I do appreciate LOU san VK5EEE who told me about BUG ROUNDUP. by email. And Thank you very much for reading my bad English. I can only speak a smidgen of English. 73, Take JR2IUB ”

” Was having a ragchew QSO wih JU3UVB when you started CQing on the frequency 21045 kHz around 0220. You started out weak, but gradually became louder.. Anyway, you were heard in Taiwan and Japan, so there you go. 73 de Hans BX2ABT ”

“..Had a nice long QSO with KF7E and a real nice QSO with Taka Sakai, JA1KIH on 15 meters and both have excellent “bug” fists, both sound professional, very little swing which makes them extremely easy copy even under poor conditions..bugs used in the roundup were McElroy P500, TAC-510 (Telegraph Apparatus Co/McElroy), Alberto Frattini “Prestige Deluxe” hand made dual lever. I also have a Vibroplex 1941 “Original” and a Vibroplex 1939 “Lightning Bug” that are in almost new condition Jim Sheldon – W0EB Park City (Wichita area), KS”

Many thanks for running the “Bug Roundup”. This was my first roundup and my second contact was W6SFM (Mike). I even was able to put a few new SKCC numbers in my log. I had a wonderful relaxed Saturday working really nice folks. Keep up the good work. Again, many thanks, and to all SFM operators a very Happy Thanksgiving. Bud, W3IQ

” What an enjoyable event. I made 17 QSO’s on 10 M, 4 on 15 M, 3 on 20 M and ended with 2 on 40 M. On 40 M I used by boat anchor station, a 51j-4 rcvr and Viking Ranger..Lots of very good fists and wonderful to hear the distinctive sound of bug sending again. I had a blast. Markus VE7CA

ON SATURDAY I WORKED THE FOLLOWING STATIONS ON MY BUG A VIBROPLEX ORIGINAL 1956.
F5LAW, YANN WAS USING  A COOTIE KEY (TWANGER)
M0CVR DAN WAS ON A VIBROPLEX ORIGINAL 1917
G4ILW JAMES ON A SK
G4XRV RUPERT ON A TWANGER
9Q6BB NANDO ON HIS VIBROPLEX LIGHTENING ( HE STOPPED WORKING THE DX FOR ABOUT 10 MIN TO TALK TO ME ABOUT BUGS!!) 73 RICH G4FAD
Took part for the first time in the CQ BR. My first CQs in the time slot 0200 to 0300 UTC of 21 May 2017, in the evening I got OM John 9V1VV of Singapore who was using a FRATTINI bug. I did enjoy the QSO on 14045 from 1212 to 1217 UTC. Best 73 to all of the club. from INDIA, where I am the only ONE using Lionel J-36 right now. de Arasu VU2UR