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Welcome George. Your sealed, unbuilt HW-8 should help secure a comfortable retirement. ;-)
72, Mike W5RST
On Mar 13, 2014, at 3:44 AM, Aaron Bailey <laika1st@...
Greetings fellow QRPers, My name is George Bailey WA5HRC and I'm on the same wavelength with you as I operate QRP with a HW-8 that I built in 1980 and, just to make you drool, I also have an unbuilt HW-8 still in the sealed factory box that I hold as a spare. I'm new to the newsgroup and mainly I enjoy reading and learning from the different postings. But now I have a burning question that cannot be found with a google and I need to pick at the collective brain of the group. At a hamfest recently, it was my good fortune to find and purchase a mint condition WWII Navy Flameproof Key # CMI-26003A. It is such a nice key to send with that I've shelved my trusty ole J-38. Between the adjustment screws is what looks to be a 6/32 screw and when removed it is only about 3/16 of a inch long. When I shine a light down into the screw hole I see only a void area. As to the function of this screw, I would guess it is acting as a cap for the void and further that some compound, lube and/or contact cleaner, is supposed to be sprayed into the key through the screw hole. Can anyone expand on this?