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Subject: Topband: Contest CW Speeds
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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 19:11:03 GMT
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As a casual participant in CW contests, it has long bewildered me

why folk send CQ TEST at 40+ WPM in an attempt to get someone to come 


I can't copy 40 WPM.  If the signal is strong and there is little or

no QRN, I can copy a 30 WPM "formatted" message.  Aside from that,

20-25 WPM is tops.

I no longer attempt to decipher BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR    K     during

a contest.

On the other hand, many thanks to the 30 WPM folks who, when I come 

back to them at about 20 or so, return the favor.  


Tim Colbert K3HX

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