Bug Refurb – Another Piece from the Old Novice Station

from Bruce, N1LN

Another piece of the old novice station finished today.   The bug is one that my long ago SK uncle, W2NAD, gave me after I first got my ticket.  Since then I modified it into a paddle to use with a keyer I built from the ARRL book, Understanding Amateur Radio.

Now about 56 years later, it is a bug again!

© 2022 photo by N1LN, OCRA Inc

I lost the original weights so I made one out of a large galvanized bolt.   I cut the head off with a hack saw, drilled it / tapped it and DONE!

© 2022 photo by N1LN, OCRA Inc

He also let me borrow his HQ-129X, which is why I purchased one to go with my DX60 / HG10 combo.