If you're relying on the cluster, you have 2 things to worry about. One,
when they reply to you, and two that the cluster actually has the right
call. Sometimes stations move, or someone reports a busted call into the
cluster. I know at least once this weekend I heard a German station that
the cluster was reporting as a different German station. That doesn't mean
don't use it, just "Trust, but verify"
On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 5:13 PM Larry <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If you count on a cluster connection for the decode you only need to
> figure out if they are actually calling you. The cluster content seems
> to be better these days but still has errors and doesn't cover all of
> the stations that are on of course.
> 73, Larry W6NWS
> On 11/28/2017 1:10 PM, K9MA wrote:
> > I completely fail to understand why so many operators insist on
> > calling CQ at 45 wpm, when no one is coming back. (There were lots of
> > them last weekend, especially from zone 33.) This seem entirely
> > counterproductive. Not only does it discourage operators who aren't
> > comfortable at that speed, but it also makes the call impossible to
> > copy under some conditions for even the best operators. Isn't a slow
> > QSO better than no QSO?
> > 73,
> > Scott K9MA
> > On 11/28/2017 10:10, Ria Jairam wrote:
> >> I received comments from some of my friends that they didn't want to
> >> wade in because it would be like driving a unicycle on an interstate.
> >> There were some doing 40-50WPM... not that there is anything wrong
> >> with speed, but sometimes who want to casually participate and "give
> >> out points" get scared away.
> >> I did a steady 30WPM and QRS as necessary.
> >> Something to keep in mind.
> >> That said I worked several straight keys, tons of bugs, and a good bit
> >> of QLF. All in the fun.
> >> 73
> >> Ria, N2RJ
> >> On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 10:11 PM, Charles Harpole <email@example.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>> You have slow CW? My solution:
> >>> K3 set at 400 bandwidth. P3 panadapter and large monitor. Start at
> >>> bottom
> >>> of band and tune center of slim visual pip. K3, spots, and your head
> >>> confirm callers' letters.
> >>> Push programmed send..... send your call sign.
> >>> Learned my own call at high speed, so I read mine.
> >>> Read screen to confirm his info, even with cut numbers, including an
> >>> E for
> >>> 5 in 5NN, moan.
> >>> Push button to send ur info.
> >>> Log 'em.
> >>> Tune 500cycles up and work next loud sig.
> >>> A killer solution to slow copying speed. S&P produces about 1 to 2 per
> >>> minute, so dive in and enjoy 30+ wpm!
> >>> 73,
> >>> Charly, HS0ZCW
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