SOLD Vibroplex 1953 Lightning Bug Standard

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Gear For Sale' started by WO9B, Sep 13, 2017.

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  1. WO9B

    WO9B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Lets try this again: Previously posted this unit which is in good condition but has a previous owner modification. This is a 1953 Vibroplex Lightning Bug Standard, serial #179858. Operationally this is very good. It passes the 40 dits test and the speed adjustability is much better than my Original. A long lost previous owner added, between the fulcrum and the pendulum, a copper strap. Why? Also added is a third connection post. The copper strap has been removed, but alas the connection post remains.

    I've enjoyed using this key for the past week or so. As mentioned, operationally it is very good.

    So make me an offer!! I'd like to see $85 + shipping but don't be shy. Paypal is preferred. Questions are welcome. Post them here or email me at

    Thanks and Best 73
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  2. N1HM

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    The extra connection turned the bug into a single lever keyer.
  3. WO9B

    WO9B Ham Member QRZ Page

    I realized that, but was left wondering why?? :)

    I guess the good news is it can always be reconfigured back should the mood strike!!

    Thanks for the reply, really.
  4. WO9B

    WO9B Ham Member QRZ Page

    SOLD. Thank You!!
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