[CQ-Contest] RE: Awesome Morse Trainer

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Sat Jan 1 08:20:01 EST 2005

On Dec 9, 2004, at 8:52 PM, Bryn wrote:

> As someone who did get his 20wpm
> ticket but let the skill lapse, I think this program will give me the
> confidence to try a CW contest in the future.  With a 1x2 call, I'm 
> always
> worried that good operators will expect me to be able to run at 30wpm, 
> and
> become frustrated with me when I don't run at that speed and keep 
> sending
> AGN.  I should not let it worry me but it does, and I hesitate to 
> enter a CW
> contest.

Well, give up on the worry, and just keep entering CW contests. 
Eventually,  your CW proficiency will improve. Don't be afraid to send 

Even if you could copy 20 wpm solid, it isn't enough for a CW contest. 
Contester typically run 25-35 wpm in most contests. Stick a bit higher 
in the band, where you'll usually find lower speeds.

All you need is practice.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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