SOLD Vibroplex Lightning Bug

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Gear For Sale' started by WO9B, Jun 14, 2017.

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  1. WO9B

    WO9B Ham Member QRZ Page

    For Sale is a good condition Vibroplex Lightning Bug. Per the Vibroplex database, this unit is a 1953 Standard model. It is in original condition with no restoration performed.

    Asking $115 + shipping. Paypal is prefered. Contact me by posting here or email to


    MJ, WO9B
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  2. W2KG

    W2KG Subscriber QRZ Page

    I notice a third non-standard binding post between the two standard posts. What is it's function?
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  3. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    There's also a piece of copper 'flashing' added between the arm and the upper trunion plate... strange!
  4. WO9B

    WO9B Ham Member QRZ Page

    I can think of no reason for the foil. Wiring the key to my radio, I can use a 3 wire system as if it were an iambic key. I've attached a photo of the normal under key cross connects (found the photo here on QRZ) so you can see the change as compared to the photo above. The key works great, but I must admit my bug skills are in their infancy.

    Good timing on the questions. I was in the process of investigating those same issues when I saw your message.

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  5. WO9B

    WO9B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unit is no longer for sale. Thanks.
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