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Re: [CQ-Contest] Guinness World Recordsrecognizeshigh-speedtelegraphy ac

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Guinness World Recordsrecognizeshigh-speedtelegraphy achievement
From: Fabian Kurz <lists@telegraphy.de>
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 10:36:11 +0100
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On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 10:43:08PM -0500, k0luz@topsusa.com wrote:
> I very much disagree with the statement that 5 groups are much more
> difficult to copy than sending plain text or qso.  As a Navy operator,  it
> was fairly simple to type at least 50 wpm (either 5 letter groups or plain
> text),  so that takes care of 43 wpm being the maximum anyone can copy and
> write down.

Remember I was writing about *transmitting* 5 groups, not about
receiving them. The quoted record of 217 BpM was mixed text, that is,
including letters, figures and interpunctation (=,/.) and it was real
characters speed, not PARIS. Thus it's considerably faster than 43
The record in transmitting letter groups is 271 REAL letters, which
is well above 300 BpM PARIS or 60 WpM. I doubt anyone here on the
reflector can do that (without mistakes!). 

Especially not with a straight key :-)

About receiving letter groups, I agree with you: it's easier to copy
them than plain text. But here the achieved speeds at the HSTs are
much higher than in transmitting. A quick glance over the HST results
of the last years shows RV9CPV with 360 BpM at the HST in Constanta,
YO 2001 (this speed was PARIS; they changed the rules after 2003, now
speeds are measured in real characters) as the highest result. 

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