My two penneth on this.
I agree with the majority that around 20 wpm is best with QRN-like noise.
This comes from my time as ZS5K, as well as here in NZ.
Certainly the speed should not be too fast if the signal is at all
A case in point is the signal from HQ9F at my SS yesterday. He was sending
at around 30 wpm, and I was unable to copy sufficiently well for a QSO
he first appeared. I waited while the signal built up, but then 5 min
before SS he went QRT (This quite often happens, see a previous post of
mine over the weekend)
My point is that if his sending speed had been around 20 wpm, or even 22,
would have been copiable earlier, and I may have made the Q! There was
too much of each character being lost at 30 WPM, due to the flutter on his
73, Greg, ZL3IX
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