[CQ-Contest] Use of CW decoders in contests - a contrarian opinion

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Sun May 30 08:48:09 PDT 2010

I can copy a CQ, my callsign, and a 599 in my head (at regular RTTY 
speeds).  I recall one RTTY DX pileup where there was a lot of QSB and 
even though his reply didn't print my call, I knew he came back to me 
from what I heard.

Barry W2UP

Jimk8mr at aol.com wrote:
> Perhaps.  Has anyone ever tried slowing down RTTY to about quarter  speed 
> in order to try to learn to copy it in one's head? 
> (Not that I would recommend that out of interest for one's sanity   :>)
> 73  -  Jim  K8MR
> In a message dated 5/30/2010 10:09:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
> k9zo at hotmail.com writes:
> I don't  spend much time on RTTY, but can copy my call on RTTY.  Seems just 
> like  CW at 60 WPM with some extra noise.  Seems that if humans can copy 
> speach  they should be able to copy something  similar.
> k9zo
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Barry Kutner, W2UP             Lakewood, CO

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