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  •  A long-gone old friend of the family (2+ / 0-)
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    Omir the Storyteller, The Marti

    handed a nice metal case to me when he visited one day about 50 years ago. (time flies.. whosh...)

    It was his personal bug he used during WW2 when he was in the Signal Corps. I didn't even know he served. But he knew I had just picked up my 30 wpm certificate from W1AW. So he gave me a little gift. It was not a little gift. It was a priceless to me.

    I used that bug for a long time. It's squirreled away in my personal treasure boxes in the basement these days. It's not as forgiving as an electronic keyer, of course, but if you're comforable with the manual bug, you can easily produce near perfect code at 40-50 wpm.

    "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 06:23:10 AM PDT

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