To (slightly mis-)quote the photographer Fred Picker, "They're good
enough for the people who use them."
I played around with the Morse copying feature of my PK232DSP just for
fun a couple times. I wasn't too impressed. It did OK but I could copy
far better than it could.
I worked a DX station a week ago who was using a hand key (remember
them?) I would bet a CW decoding machine would lose it trying to
decode that. But again, I copied OK. Even when the dits and dahs were
almost the same length.
73, Zack W9SZ
On 6/5/12, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> 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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