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[Yaesu] VibroPlex Code Warrior Jr. problems

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Subject: [Yaesu] VibroPlex Code Warrior Jr. problems
From: Dave Maley" <dgmaley@inav.net (Dave Maley)
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 09:42:25 -0500
I had the same problem with an Iambic keyer from them.  Come to find out
that they
had put way too much powder paint on the base.  I couldn't get a good ground
connection through all the paint.  Problem solved with a little scraping and
good star washers placed where there were no washers before.
Dave   WA0ZZG

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From: "KZ2G" <kz2g@optonline.net>
To: "YAESU LIST" <YAESU@contesting.com>; "Ten-Tec @ Contesting. Com"
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 7:11 AM
Subject: [Yaesu] VibroPlex Code Warrior Jr. problems

> I occasionally have a problem with my VibroPlex Code Warrior Jr. iambic
> paddles.  When I use it as a "squeeze key," squeezing the paddles
> it does not send the -.-.-.-.-  but just stops sending.  I checked wiring
> and it is fine.  and yet at times the "squeeze-key" works and then does
> work.  my bencher paddles work fine on my Yaesu and Omni 6+ and on my MFJ
> electronic keyer.
> I thought the ground or another contact on the paddles was bad, shorted,
> cold soldered, etc.  nope.  I resoldered, I checked the connections.
> 3 hours trying to get the paddles to work when squeezed as a "squeeze key"
> again.  NOOOOO LUCK!  Ultimately, I had to put the ground contact on one
> paddle, by the magnet.  there it works fine as a "squeeze key," giving me
> true iambic function.  yet it did work fine as a "squeeze key" once with
> ground wire on the base of the key where VibroPlex tells u to put it.
> any of u had this problem?  I'm wondering if the paint on the base of the
> key paddles occasionally acts as an insulator.  Weird.
> Bob, KZ2G --- 10-10 # 10148
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