[CQ-Contest] CW Speed..

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 10:54:59 EST 2018

And then there are the guys, during weak and fluttery/fading conditions,
who send really slow, like 10 WPM or even slower, and fade out of ESP range
before the Q is even half completed.

73, Hans, K0HB
“Just a Boy and his Radio”™

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 08:33 Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:

> I will never ever understand some OP's.
> In this past weekends 10 meter contest. Most times signals were very
> weak, often fluttery like being over the pole etc.
> YET! I would hear countless guys going forever at like 40+ WPM.
> I can do 40+ WPM I have the ARRL Certificate to prove it. But when it is
> all fluttery, and weak as an EME signal, hello, 40+ WPM doesn't cut it.
> I had countless times where I had to listen to one station for a few
> minutes to try to make sure I got his call correct, still on many just
> said screw them, and turned the big knob.
> Yet there was one guy (I had worked everyone I could hear, so was taking
> a break for lunch) I listened to him rattle off at 40+ wpm with not a
> single QSO. I hear several try to work him, and keep asking for repeats,
> but he never slowed down at all and the people like me would just tune
> away.
> I can fully understand when the band is wide open and you have countless
> people calling you, to run fast, but when you have gone for more than 30
> minutes with only partial contacts made ever thing of dropping to 20 or
> even less?
> Myself when things got slow contact wise I often go way to the top of
> the activity in the band and go really slow! I mean like 10 WPM or even
> less sometimes, you would not believe how many new comers are sooo
> grateful that I did.
> Joe WB9SBD
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