100% in agreement. K3TX
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From: "Lyle Dunlap" <email@example.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 6:29 PM
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> 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
> 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
> 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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