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[TenTec] HF Band CW Praactice

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Subject: [TenTec] HF Band CW Praactice
From: SteveBaron@starlinx.com (Steve Baron - KB3MM)
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 21:16:05 -0000
Why is all this on Ten Tec ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Reid" <jimr.reid@verizon.net>
To: "PDA" <dennis@hosenose.com>; <cw@qth.net>; <tentec@contesting.com>;
"W1AW" <W1AW@arrl.org>
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
> up.
> 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
> start.
> 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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