[CQ-Contest] A CW Contest Do-list [was: CW Accuracy]
w7why at verizon.net
Wed Sep 13 22:36:48 EDT 2006
Well, sometimes yes and sometimes no.
While on a camping trip this summer, I was operating one of the Sprint
practices when my keyer conked out. I tried operating for a while just
using the paddle as a hand key, about 10 wpm. My favorite speed is 35+, so
this was kind of a deterrant. But, I had to smile when some of the guys
slowed down to about 15 wpm to work me.
I have had guys answer a 30 wpm CQ about 20 wpm and they had no problem
copying the faster exchange. I would think if someone can copy my call at
30, they probably can copy CW pretty well. But, usually I do slow down for
someone who answers at a slower speed. IMHO 73
> W2EV wrote: "Do match the sending speed of the slowest QSO participant
> a. Do respond to a CQ at the same or slower speed
> b. Do respond to a reply to your CQ at the same or
> slower speed"
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