[TenTec] CW Mobile

rick@dj0ip.de Rick at DJ0IP.de
Tue Jun 7 02:21:36 EDT 2016

My experience is similar to Duane's.

It was 40 years ago that I actively ran 40m CW out of the car.
I copied CW in my head.  I saved log book information in my head. 
After about 4 or 5 QSO, I would find a "parkplatz" along the German
autobahn, stop and write all of the logbook information into the log...
filling in date, time, call sign, QTH, and reports for all of the stations I
had worked.

That was yesterday.
Today: If I don't write my own call sign down on a piece of paper, I
sometimes have trouble remembering it.

The main reason I don't use the code key in the car anymore is, I can't find
my car keys.  
I know I left them next to my organizer, and the last time I use that (I
think) was at that memory enhancement seminar.

73 - Rick, DJ0IP
(Nr. Frankfurt, Germany)

-----Original Message-----
From: TenTec [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Duane
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 12:36 AM
To: 'Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment'
Subject: Re: [TenTec] CW Mobile

When I operated HF mobile, CW included, it was only on the interstates, and
only in the long stretches where traffic was low.  I logged with a mini-tape
recorder (later a digital recorder) and then transcribed that data to a
mobile log in the evening once I reached a motel.  As far as CW, I've copied
in my head for years, and it's just like another language to me.  It was no
harder to do mobile CW than mobile phone.  If I wanted to chase a DX CW
station, I always pulled off an exit and operated parked.  That becomes too
distracting.  Overall, I think it depends on the operator, the road
conditions, weather, and a lot of other variables.  (Oh, and my mobile
station was set up with a Hi-Q screwdriver and a TurboTuner, so just pushing
the "Tune" button took care of all tuning for me - eyes on the road the
whole time.)

	73, Duane

Duane Calvin, AC5AA
Austin, Texas
ac5aa at ac5aa.com 

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