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90 Degree VIZBUG adjustment info
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To say I'm pleased is an understatement. I've been a CW nut for 27 years. I spent most of that time on paddles. Just over a year ago, I converted to a bug. I've since purchased 3 different bugs including a very nice Lightening. I never really got comfortable with using a bug and struggled with timing etc. UNTIL NOW ! I just bought a 90 degree VizKey. After a short period of time adjusting it, I put it on the air in an hour long ragchew. I just can't believe the difference. WOW ! It's balance is the best I've tried. Appearance is awesome. After getting it set up, using it is so comfortable. Using the VizKey compared to other bugs I have is like night and day. The VizKey is by far the best in every respect.. IF your looking to add a new key to your shack, give Tom a call and give this key a shot. It's amazing.
- NJRN
The 90 Degree VIZBUG

This amazing VIZBUG features all brass and stainless steel construction with silver contacts.

The VIZBUG weighs in at about 3 pounds. It is 2" wide x 6" long and 2-3/4" high at the top of the screw. The base is 1/2" x 2" x 6" solid brass. Includes complete adjustment instructions.

This unit can be fabricated as a left-handed unit with prior notice at no extra charge.

The 90 Degree VIZBUG sells for only $220.00 plus $12.00 (For USPS Priority shipping + tracking) to continental US addresses, and comes with your choice of either 1/8" or 1/4" phone plug. (Inquire about International shipping costs and options.) E-mail tom@vizkey.com to place an order or purchase online here.

VIZKEY.COM accepts all major credit cards via PayPal, bank check, Postal money order, or personal check. And if you'd like to speak to us personally about your order or order options, please call (501) 513-9578.

This stunning key is modeled after a similar design produced by John Marachini Merrick, VE3AUB/VE3AWA. More about John here.


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VIZ Vertical adjustment info
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A pleasant surprise upon my return from my cabin in Washington: The VizVertical Bug was waiting for me between my storm door and the front door. It arrived in excellent shape and it wasn't long before I finished a few minor adjustments and made my first QSO with it. I had to switch the the finger pieces so that the triangular piece was on the right hand side of the lever and the circular piece on the left. I forgot to tell you that I was left handed, but used a right handed bug . The Vertical is a visual thing of beauty -- a real treasure! I have been using a bug for 62 years, and across the many bugs I have owned and still own, the VizKey produces the cleanest dots I have ever heard from a totally mechanical keying device. It is in a word, superb. The speed range is likewise excellent. In the past I have had a slow bug and a fast bug in parallel. When the VizKey Vertical is at it's slowest, it is slower and cleaner than any bug I've ever used. This should make it a natural for those wishing to learn to use a bug. When set at its fastest, it's a bit faster than I am able to send at age 75. At my usual operational speeds 20-35 wpm, it makes beautiful music. It is physically very stable in the upright position, even with a somewhat heavy hand (something I was worried about). The action is very smooth and easy, and I only made very small adjustments from the way you set it up. In all, the Vertical has exceeded my expectations in every way, and my Blue Racer and 1926 Champion are headed to the display case.

Great bug, great service,
73, Jerome - VA7VV
Vancouver

Got the key today, put it on the air right away.... Maybe 5 min practice first. What a beautiful piece of art.....!!! Works like a fine piece of machinery, Looks like a master works art sculpture. Made my fist sound like a long time pro. Unlike the new Vibroplexes I have bought, You took a few moments to set it up properly from the start. A simple matter, but one that shows you take pride in your finished product. Also, it is machined to fit like the parts on a watch, or fine gun, making sure each part actually fits, not just meets final specs, but actually fits the final product. Nice job, keep up the good work, If I was earning money like I was several years ago, I'd be buying more from you, as it is, I will wait, but like the guy who mentioned you on the air, N5DY, I too will be hearlding my praises of a great American product.

73, keep on keeping on.
Frank, WA9CWX

The VIZ Vertical

This amazing key features all brass construction, plastic finger pieces, silver contacts and stainless steel main springs. Speed is adjustable from about 12 wpm to about 30 wpm by sliding weight. All operation points are fully adjustable. There are actually 9 points that can be adjusted or changed for personal preferences. Two knurled nut wire posts for connection to radio are provided on back side of bug. Surface finish is wire brushed brass matte.

The VIZ Vertical weighs in at about 2 pounds, 8 ounces. It is 7 1/4" tall and 3 1/4" wide. From the front end of the finger pcs to the back of the U-shaped base is about 3 1/2". Includes complete adjustment instructions.

This unit can be fabricated as a
left-handed unit with prior notice
at no extra charge.

The VIZ Vertical sells for only $255.00 plus $12.00 (For USPS Priority shipping + tracking) to continental US addresses, and comes with your choice of either 1/8" or 1/4" phone plug. (Inquire about International shipping costs and options.) E-mail tom@vizkey.com to place an order or purchase online here.

VIZKEY.COM accepts all major credit cards via PayPal, bank check, Postal money order, or personal check. And if you'd like to speak to us personally about your order or order options, please call (501) 513-9578.

This stunning key is modeled after a similar design produced by John Marachini Merrick, VE3AUB/VE3AWA. More about John here.