Why is all this on Ten Tec ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Reid" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "PDA" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>;
Sent: August 28, 2001 19:47
Subject: [TenTec] HF Band CW Praactice
> Hi to those interested,
> Ok, found out last night that 80 meters is of no real use;
> too early at 0400, Sun has just set at that time here on
> Kauai. Checking with the W6EL propagation predictor
> program shows that 30 meters would be much better;
> using 40, 30, and 20 at this time gives good coverage
> out here to all islands listening on 40 and the 20 and 30
> meter bands show good signal levels to W6, W0, W1,W4
> with today's solar numbers (flux about 200, k about 3).
> The 20 meter band shows highest signal level across the
> US mainlnad from KH6 at 0400 to 0500. I might up the
> power on 20, have a linear for that band/antenna set
> I will have the Corsair II tuned up at 10146 khz, the Triton
> on 40, and the Omni VI+ up on 20.
> Will start again at 0400 UTC (yes I know that is late, but
> W1AW is still sending stuff until then). W1AW transmits "slow"
> code practice beginning at 0200 UTC on Tuesday evening, then
> follows that with the 18 wpm CW Bulletin starting at 0300,
> closing down at, or just before 0400, when my stuff will
> Tonight will begin the practice format: two or three sentences
> of clear text followed by random two/three letter words. I
> would like folks to "memorize/ instantly recognize" the most
> common two and three letter word sounds! So, that drill
> begins tonight. Even if you cannot now copy 25 wpm or
> so, listen to the sounds of the 2 and 3 letter words; you
> might be surprised when you hear "de", or "rst" or "OM" !
> Not difficult, just takes a bit of practice. Will repeat everything
> all the way down to 5 wpm (but character sounds will come at
> a 20 wpm rate).
> Hope you will try listening on one of more of the bands;
> and I would appreciate signal reports when/if you can hear
> the signals. If 10146 has QRM, I will find some clear
> spot on 30 meters; you should be able to hear/recognize
> the signal, hi.
> 73, Jim KH7M
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