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From: "DAVID HELLER" <dtx@verizon.net>
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Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 21:55:17 -0500
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100% in agreement. K3TX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lyle Dunlap" <qskqrq@grics.net>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] (no subject)

> David
> Keep up the good work.  CW can be easy and fun but lots of folks seem to
> want to make hard work out of it.  Been pounding brass now nearly 70 
> years,
> a lot of those years as my life's work.
> Slow CW is ok up until one knows the alphabet, from then on should be no
> slower than 25 WPM.  One can leave space (Farnsworth) but keep it at at
> least 25 at least.
> Reason for that, makes it much easier to move on up.  In old days we did 
> not
> have the means of sending faster cw than one could put out with hand key.
> Consequently most stuck with the DIT  DAAH  method, and stayed that way.
> Listening to CHARACTERS and then making them into a word is so much harder
> than just listening to WORDS.
> Achieving approximately 55 wpm is not all that hard, its about the speed
> where you start listening to words, and even phrases.  Am speaking
> conversationally, not necessarily traffic handling where accuracy is of
> course important.
> Spending lot of minutes of a QSO and all you have found out is the fellows
> age and how long he has been a ham.  Whopee
> QSK is another must as far as I am concerned.  Dont use push to talk on
> telephone so no need to do so in ham radio.
> Lyle W9FCX
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