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Re: [CQ-Contest] 599

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 599
From: Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 06:35:14 -0400
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This is exactly why I argue against people saving milliseconds by 
speeding up the sending of "5NN" on CW - in tough conditions it negates 
the value of setting up your brain for the real data to come.

73, Pete N4ZR

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On 7/21/2010 10:26 PM, Dale Putnam wrote:
> Yes, it is historic, and Randy is right. However, another way of looking at 
> it, for voice or cw.... is that it sets the ear(s) to listen to the following 
> with a whole lot more precision, and accuracy, (two different aspects) so the 
> following important information can be heard and comprehended, and reacted to 
> effectively and effeciently. Another way of looking at it, is that the 599, 
> voice or cw, allows the rx brain to adjust the automatic filters to 
> compensate for the qrn/qsb/qrm and allow the best possible reception, like 
> using an audio filter and adjusting it with the controls available, for the 
> best information transfer or most effective information transfer possible.
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