Mike, I'd wager that any player who used a Morse decoder during a contest is
not going to run up more than a token score. They are just passing some time.
Some purists like Paul wring their hands in dismay that these heathens might
defile the CW Temple with pretensions of being Real Morsemen, but forsoothe,
verily they are just fellow hams playing with us in the ether upon a Saturday
Heavens, who knows but that one or two might "get converted" and join the
73, de Hans, K0HB
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On Jun 5, 2012, at 6:47 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> it is pretty well known that i don't have an FT1000 MKIVIIX mod IV with
> 12 roofing filters, but I cannot see how anyone could work a CW radio
> contest without being able to send and receive the code backward and
> I bet i strain to hear at least 90% of the stations i work, especially in
> a DX contest. are CW decoding machines that good?
> mike w7dra
> It may sound heretical coming from an avid CW operator but I
> categorically reject the notion that the term "assistance" applies to any
> single-channel signal decoded off the air at a single-operator station.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
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