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Re: [Amps] QSK

To: "Ed Swynar" <>,"Roy Koeppe" <>,"Amps Reflector" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] QSK
From: "k7rdx" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:00:12 -0800
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I think everyone should go to keyboard cw...At least the poor sending would
be history. Hamscope has a great psk/cw program and it even de-codes some of
the sloppy fists...Break-in might be a bitch though..Jim...Decent
builder/Average operator...Good listener..
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Swynar" <>
To: "Roy Koeppe" <>; "Amps Reflector" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Amps] QSK

> Welr id reponsi tm tsat comnent thae yov ar rinst --- QSK is a gomb waq tm
> egsure that oup cw & keyinn is alwws cornect and sett paoperlq...
> ~73!~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
> PS: Have you taken a REALLY good listen on 160 CW lately...? The amount of
> broken callsigns, flubbed characters, etc. etc. can only indicate that (A)
> Too many guys are simply WAY too excited by the DX they're calling, or,
> Nobody takes any personal pride anymore in the quality of their CW, or (C)
> LOT of guys just can't multi-task with QSK (and yeah, I'm one of them)...
> ...And by "quality", I'm NOT referring to key clicks, drift, etc., but
> rather, to the pleasing-to-the-ear, well-spaced words & letters, properly
> completed letters, minimum repeats, etc. that are the hallmarks of truly
> GOOD CW --- the kind that can be an absolute joy to listen to.
> Again, I put it to you, when you operate phone, do you have the VOX delay
> set at zero...?! If not, why not? And if you have to reduce the RF & AF
> way down between transmitted characters/syllables so as not to be
> distracted, then what's the point of it all, anyway...? You've defeated
> whole purpose of QSK by making yourself effectively "immune" to the
> background hustle on the frequency, so why bother...?
> Roy, I'm afraid you'd never make it as a "...born again AM'er" --- some of
> those old-buzzard transmissions that a few AM'ers engage in sometimes
> even ME up the wall! Hi Hi
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roy Koeppe" <>
> To: "Amps Reflector" <>
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 10:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [Amps] QSK
> > Sorry OM, I missed your entire last transmission because I had a long
> > distance phone call, and could not break you in order to alert you to
> > stop sending. BTW, do you stick your fingers in your ears when you are
> > visited by hams in your living room talking? (So as they can't interrupt
> > you to make an interjection comment?).
> >
> > 73,   Roy   K6XK          :-)
> >
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