[CQ-Contest] Optimum Keyer Speed for WPX
Stephen C Lufcy
km0l at unix.tfs.net
Mon May 26 10:21:13 EDT 1997
I, too, dislike the abbreviated numbers. My computer is in shop and I had
to use my MFJ memory keyer in WPX. It generates the serial numbers using
abbreviations. When I got to those numbers I would slow the keyer down to
try to avoid having to repeat. The stateside guys seemed to always ask
for repeats, but the Europeans seemed to be pretty comfortable with it.
Guess it is what you are used to hearing. Anyway,my vote is to always
send the whole number, even though I didn't do it with my memory keyer.
73 de KM0L Steve in KC
On Sun, 25 May 1997, Randy Thompson wrote:
> I agree that many operators seem not to be able to copy at the speed they are
> sending. I usually do my S&P activity at 32 WPM just to limit the number of
> repeats. Of course it sometimes depends on how loud you are at the other end
> and how much QRM there is.
> I hate these cut numbers. I never know if the guy sent 'T' for zero, or did
> miss a dot of 'N' for nine? I would just as soon have everyone send 5NN and
> then send the full numbers. But I see this as a trend that will keep getting
> worse before it gets better. It seems to be all the rage in Europe.
> Randy, K5ZD
> On Sunday, May 25, 1997 10:02 AM, Wendell Wyly - W5FL [SMTP:w5fl at flash.net]
> > I watched the complaints on the packet cluster about very high speed
> > contest exchanges and tried a little experiment. I matched the speed of
> > the stations with my keyer and sent my exchange back to them at their speed
> > when it was over 35 wpm. Seven of the ten high speed stations listed could
> > not copy at their own speed and asked for repeats. What is an optimum
> > speed setting for a contest with a 7 digit numeric exchange? Is there less
> > confusion of exchanges when alphas are not used except in the 5NN.
> > Wendell Wyly W5FL w5fl at flash.net
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