>Why is all this on Ten Tec ?
Because TEN-TEC radios are capable of receiving CW signals which is
permitted on the amateur frequencies. All TEN-TEC radios are capable of
transmitting CW provided the operator can send CW. Thats the rub, some
TEN-TEC radio operators can not send or understand received CW. Now that
means some practice is necessary in order to learn. Practice is what the
message is about.
TEN-TEC earned its reputation of excellence in its transceivers which are
optimized for CW.....QSK, Narrow Filters etc.
Beside that, what is your specific beef?
Do you think this is inappropriate, then submit some message that will
please ALL of the TEN-TEC list.
73 and lighten up.
>----- 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
> > 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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