[CQ-Contest] [cwops] WPX CW Signal Quality Concerns
donovanf at starpower.net
donovanf at starpower.net
Sat Jun 6 15:43:48 EDT 2020
Look up "key clicks" in the index of your ARRL Radio Amateur's
Handbook or read George Grammer's excellent article in October
or W8JI's article here:
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From: mcveyj67 at yahoo.com
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Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com, "cwops" <cwops at groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:03:42 PM
Subject: Re: [cwops] [CQ-Contest] WPX CW Signal Quality Concerns
For those of us who might not understand the issue, could you explain the problem with the key clicks, fast CW rise times, etc., please?
John McVey, K4AFE
On Jun 6, 2020 13:37, donovanf at starpower.net wrote:
That's an excellent step forward Bud. There's no excuse for intentional
key clicks but that's exactly the place where the Japanese manufacturers
have intentionally put us in 2020.
The current generation of Japanese transceivers are making key click
problems much worse than before. Our only hope is that contest
sponsors improve their rules and enforce them against contesters
taking advantage of the fast CW rise time menu options in their radios.
Manufacturers are completely irresponsible with their 4 millisecond
default CW rise times and egregiously irresponsible with menus
options that allow users to select 1 and 2 millisecond rise times.
Kenwood and Yaesu provide completely unacceptable 1 and 2
millisecond rise time menu options and Icom is almost as bad with
their 2 millisecond menu option.
Why are ARRL and the U.S. distributors not communicating with our
Japanese equipment manufacturers about the problems they're causing
From: "cqwpx director" <cqwpx.director at gmail.com>
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:58:15 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] WPX CW Signal Quality Concerns
I have received two (2) actionable complaints of signal quality issues
during WPX CW, which are both under review.
We will investigate additional signal quality concerns. Please provide the
call to be reviewed, along with the date, time and band of the observed
signal quality issue.
Bud Trench, AA3B
Director, CQ WPX Contest
web: <https://cqwpx.com> https://cqwpx.com
email: <mailto:director at cqwpx.com> director at cqwpx.com
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