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RE -A NEW KEY AND AS HAPPY AS A FAT HOG IN THE SUN

Aaron Bailey
 

MANY THANKS TO ALL ,,, I cpy,,, The collective brain of the group has spoken and I will suppress my urge to spray WD-40 into the key and I WILL NOT take it apart.  The group has saved my key and I have reset my thinking and that screw fills a hole, nothing more,,,, and nothing less.

Yes, boxed, unbuilt Heathkits are like gold.  Recently, on ebay,  a HW-8 kit went for $515 and another went for $497, almost 4 times the original price.  I'm a Heathkit nut but I wasn't the buyer.  I purchased my spare kit back in 1980.

72/73
George Bailey WA5HRC
Sherwood, Arkansas
 
 
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?
72/73
George


Re: Thurs Morn Net

Joseph Moore <joekf0xv@...>
 

I know for me 08:30 or even 09:00 would be better for me.

I work the afternoon shift. And I can’t come home and go

Right to bed, I have to unwind a little and that takes me

Until 01:00 or 01:30.

Joe KF0XV

 


Re: A new key and as happy as a fat hog in the sun

email4utoo@...
 

Welcome George , yah know i used to have one of those Navy keys back in the 60s, i remember friends ,(so called anyways), making fun of my old funny looking key. I loved using it and was shocked to see what they cost on ebay now ,as i looked for the key i enjoyed using as a teenager . Enjoy it and use it well, i am sure you will find your answer in a forum on antique or vintage gear. 73s  , AJ  KF5ZYB


Re: QRP Radios For Sale

Louis Axeman <n8la@...>
 

Greetings,

Is the QRP watt meter still for sale?

Check out my QRZ site.  In many ways we are eerily alike.

72/73,
Lou N8LA


On Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:37 PM, "dale@..." wrote:
 
The only QRP radio left of the five is the OHR 100A (20m). Also available are an LDG Z-11 Pro auto tuner (0.1-125 watts), an Oak Hills Research WM-2 wattmeter and an Elecraft Hex Key. See pictures at www.k4eq.net and click on the "For Sale" button.

Dale, K4EQ



Re: A new key and as happy as a fat hog in the sun

glene77is@...
 

George Bailey WA5HRC
Congrats on the fine Retro Rig, the HW-8. 
The parts are big enough to touch with your fingers and see with your eyes. 

The HW8 invites tinkering and add-on HB projects. 
First I added a Air-Column-Tuned Audio filter.
Then designed a Noise Limiter and a Butterworth Filter. 
Now that I can work S1 signals, 
I need about 3 more Watts to make a full QRP, 
and poke through the noise better.  

When I want to see what it was like in 1958  (my first station)  
then I unplug my devices and run the HW8 barefoot with just my 1940 Bug.  

You will find that the HW8 makes you feel like your are 21 again, 
for a while. 

If I hear a CQ by WA5HRC will certainly answer back. 

Glen Ellis, KK4LPG


Re: QRP Radios For Sale

K4EQ
 

The only QRP radio left of the five is the OHR 100A (20m). Also available are an LDG Z-11 Pro auto tuner (0.1-125 watts), an Oak Hills Research WM-2 wattmeter and an Elecraft Hex Key. See pictures at www.k4eq.net and click on the "For Sale" button.

Dale, K4EQ


Re: A new key and as happy as a fat hog in the sun

Michael McShan
 

Welcome George. Your sealed, unbuilt HW-8 should help secure a comfortable retirement. ;-)

72, Mike W5RST
Oklahoma City

On Mar 13, 2014, at 3:44 AM, Aaron Bailey <laika1st@...> wrote:


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?
72/73
George

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Re: A new key and as happy as a fat hog in the sun

kb4qqj
 

That is to gain access to a pin or screw, ( I forget which) that cinches the bottom contact assembly to the fulcrum arm. I've sent you a photo via direct email George.
 
Randy_KB4QQJ
 

In a message dated 3/13/2014 4:44:11 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, laika1st@... writes:
 

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?
72/73
George


Re: A new key and as happy as a fat hog in the sun

WA0ITP
 

GM George,

Don't think I'd spray stuff inside the Flameproof. But you do have one of the
very best straight keys out there. If it's acting normal, dont mess with it,
especially don't take it apart. There have been mournful posts describing the
number of parts and the difficulty of reasembly.

Enjoy the key, its a dandy.

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Aaron Bailey
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 3:44 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] A new key and as happy as a fat hog in the sun





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?
72/73
George


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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Re: Thurs Morn Net [1 Attachment]

WA0ITP
 

Let me try that again.
 
Bill Bobby, and Bart were the checkins this morning. Daggone fat fingers.
 
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I love this radio stuff !
72   WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: WA0ITP
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:31 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Thurs Morn Net [1 Attachment]

Kinda slim this morning, must have been the starting time time change to 8AM.   I really do appreciate Bill, Booby, and Bart showing up.  It made my day to hear them check in, thank you gents. 



72 es hope to cu agn next week.


Thurs Morn Net

WA0ITP
 

Kinda slim this morning, must have been the starting time time change to 8AM.   I really do appreciate Bill, Booby, and Bart showing up.  It made my day to hear them check in, thank you gents. 



72 es hope to cu agn next week.


Re: Updated Volunteer List [1 Attachment]

Bruce Winkelman <bdwink@...>
 

A big Thank You to all on this list. Your hard work is very much appreciated!

Bruce AA5CO
Tulsa, OK


Re: New QRPspots.com Page

Walter - K5EST
 

Very nice and it seems to download faster on the smart phone at 3g and 4g speeds. That's a real plus when running portable in the boonies!

Thanks for the new safer update.

.........Walter . K5EST.........
Editor - Ozark QRP Banner
.............4sqrp.com............


Re: A new key and as happy as a fat hog in the sun

marjannorm
 

Hi there, and welcome to the group.  Yep, I had one of those years ago.  The screw plays a vital role in blocking up an otherwise unused hole.
just my 2 cents worth.....
kinjd regards
Norm VK5GI
(note the Ozzie humour there......)


A new key and as happy as a fat hog in the sun

Aaron Bailey
 

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?
72/73
George


Re: New QRPspots.com Page

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Nice job Marshall
the new web page is very easy on old eyes!
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM, WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

QRPspots.com has a great new look. Recently the page has shown spam activity,
not much, but enough to warrant an attempt to eliminate the possibility of
future nefarious activity.

Thanks to Marshall Dias, WØOTM, the page has a new look and an increased
resistance to influences outside the normal ham activities. It was time for an
update since original page has been in existance for over 5 yesrs and has had
over 368,700 visits.

Please check the new page out here and post with confidence.
http://www.qrpspots.com/

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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com




--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"
72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..


Wed. night PSK checkins.

Dick Hammond
 

K6QKL  Chuck, Fairview Hts. IL
AC0WZ Dan, Fulton, MO 
N0ECK  Cory, Russell, MN  (new)
KC0IFQ Dennis, Augusta, KS
W5COV  Charlie.  S Coffeyville, OK  (new)
Tnx to all checkins and welcome  new ones.
Good  band cond. tonight.
N0TGR  Dick, Augusta, KS  NCS


Thurs Morn Net 8 AM

WA0ITP
 

This Four State net meets each Thursday morning at 8:00 AM Central on 7122 kc,
the Four State 40M hangout frequency. NCS is WA�ITP and this is a Four State
members only net. In case of QRM I'll move down 1/2 to 1 kc. The Sunshine net
meets at 7123 at 8AM.

Note the new time

Add anything to the exchange that you wish, member number, temp, rig, ant, etc.
After the net, a list of checkins will be posted on the Four State reflector.

Hope to cu tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM Central time.
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I love this radio stuff !
72 WA0ITP
www.wa0itp.com
www.4sqrp.com


Wed Nite CW Net

WA0ITP
 

Nice net tonight, 10 checkins, thanx to all who took the time to check in.  Herb was the coolest at 25 degrees, and Steve in Port Orange, FL was the warmest, but I couldnt quite copy his temp, QSB and noise.   W5RST in OK City was 57 degrees.  Spring is coming for sure.  Making it in were:



Thanks again and hope to see you all again next week,