[CQ-Contest] Matching Speeds is Good -- Constant speeds is good -- Good keying is good
n4bp at bc.seflin.org
Wed Jun 2 18:33:28 EDT 1999
On Wed, 2 Jun 1999, Bill Coleman AA4LR wrote:
> Another peeve are those folks who send the exchange at varying speeds.
> Sending 5NN at +20 wpm may seem like it is saving time, but it threw me
> off quite a few times, causing repeats. Frankly, varying speeds is
I can comfortably copy 35+ WPM in a contest, but that varying speed
throws me too! I suppose I should just log 599 when it's sent at 100WPM
whether I copy it or not, but it bugs me.
> Oh, and exactly how many dits are in a 5? Is di-da-da-da-da-dah a zero or
> a one? I was amazed at how poorly numbers were sent by a very few ops. It
> was funny when they would send exactly the same thing on the repeat!
Another pet peeve of mine. I encountered quite a few ops who were dit or
dah happy, but consistant. I just gave up on a few of them and scratched
the QSO. I'd rather not have it in the log than to try and guess what
they think they are sending.
Bob Patten, N4BP ( 0 0 ) Plantation, FL
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