Carl, I use a bencher paddle but have been thinking of getting a
memory keyer. Any suggestions??
73 de ke4wy Jim
Sent from my iPod
On May 24, 2010, at 6:28 PM, N4PY2 <email@example.com> wrote:
> Nobody that is at all serious about contesting uses a straight key.
> I know
> many contesters, many who are highly skilled at CW. They all use
> with memories to send their CQ's and copy in their heads to get the
> All these people can easily copy CW at 40+ wpm in their heads. The
> are just a mechanism to send the CW with. It is almost impossible
> to send
> CW at 20 wpm or higher with a straight key. They do not use code
> Code readers are useless during typical QRM during a contest.
> Carl Moreschi N4PY
> 121 Little Bell Drive
> Hays, NC 28635
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richards" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 6:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] wither CW?
>> I don't want to hijack the thread or cause a flame war, but I agree
>> with the notion there should be more points awarded to contesters
>> (contestants?) who actually pound out the code with their fist, and
>> do not use electronic keyers to generate transmitted code. I thank
>> should reward the operator for HIS skill, not that of his
>> computer. I
>> know this would slow the pace, and reduce the number of contacts,
>> it would be the operator, and not his computer at work. If
>> like field day, are to simulate high pressure, need to operate NOW,
>> scenarios, then he would need to have his own ability to pound the
>> brass, as a computer may not be available. I don't use a voice
>> keyer on
>> SSB contests for the same reason. If I can't talk for 24 hours,
>> and the
>> other guy can, he deserves to win.
>> And, parenthetically, I'm finding this code thing terribly
>> difficult to
>> But I will get there, eventually...
>> Just my take....
>> Happy trails.
>> ==================== Richards - K8JHR ====================
>> On 5/24/2010 4:56 PM, Jim Brown K9YC wrote:
>>> Virtually ALL serious contesters use computers to SEND CW,
>>> but the vast majority I know of use the computer between
>>> his/her ears to COPY it.
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