in my youth (long time ago - another story)
I would zero beat a station and turn the power down then try to emulate
their style - same could be done with zero beating W1AW when they have
practice runs - you could find out the appropriate speed by adjusting
the keyer setting to the current one...although I do not think knowing
you are sending at XY WPM is really of any value.
Send what you are comfortable with - better to send slow and well than
fast and sloppy.
>Santa brought me a Bencher BY-2; my very first set of paddles, ever !
>Causes me to have one or two questions about the radio's internal keyer
> Where can I read information (on the Internet, perhaps) about
>timing/spacing for forming Morse coded characters? The manual for the
>FT1kD provides a table of data for Keyer Weight Settings, but I need to
>know why I would want to change from the 1:3 ratio. Which setting
>might allow me to operate the electronic keyer and paddles easier?
> Has anyone done any investigation of the electronic keyer timing
>that would provide a correlation of the hash marks that are present
>around the SPEED control knob with words per minute? What is the minimum
>and maximum wpm speeds available from this keyer and what is the
>incremental change between each hash mark on the front panel next to the
>SPEED control knob ?
>I suppose that I should first locate and read information about
>generating correctly timed/spaced Morse Code characters, and I will
>attempt a GOOGLE search. I have been generating Morse Code characters
>with use of a Vibroplex Original Standard bug for more than 41 years;
>and now I want to learn to do that correctly with use of a dual lever
>set of paddles and the FT1kD electronic keyer.
>Thanks for reading this and for any informational help.
>73 and Have Fun; I am with my new toy!.
>de ~ Vince ~
>WA2RSX IOTA NA-026
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