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Author Topic: HiMound/Skillman BK-100 bearings?  (Read 499 times)
KE4MOB
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« on: October 15, 2003, 12:43:18 PM »

I won this BK-100 on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3049037452

It seems to work well and feel good (smooth and no slop), but I'm kinda concerned...in doing a teardown and cleaning last night (looked like a smoker once owned it) I discovered there are no bearings (ball, needle, etc.) in the lower pivot cup.  Should there be and if so, what type and size?? If someone has a pic of what it should look like, I'd be very appreciative.

On mine, all that I have are two jeweled pivots on the lever arm that fit into receiving cups--much like the  bearing system on an old J-38 straight key.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2003, 03:59:54 PM »

Parts (weights, replacement clear cover) for the HiMound BK-100 can be obtained from MorseX. IF you have a specific quesiton - Marshall should be able to answer!

http://www.morsex.com/himound/

73 de Greg
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2004, 11:38:58 AM »

Update:

There are at least two versions of this bug: one with and one without ball bearings.  I have owned examples of each.  The non-ball bearing models seem to have a little higher quality.

Check out http:\\www.qsl.net\ke4mob\bk100.html

I think the balls are of either 1 or 1.5 mm in diameter, so if you lose them, you might be able to get replacements from McMaster-Carr or a hobby supply.

Steve, KE4MOB
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