Topband: CW speed
David J. Schmocker
kj9i at netins.net
Mon Feb 27 06:53:45 EST 2006
Having worked topband from various DX locations very high QRN, I found
the advantage of higher-speed CW under a few rare conditions is you can
copy more characters between 59+20dB "long hold" static crashes.
Perhaps that's the JD1 operator's aim. My recommendation is always
adjust your speed to that which the DX is using. Follow his lead..
there's usually a reason he's doing what he's doing.
Interestingly, this same topic (CW speed) is debated/discussed in the
weak-signal moon-bounce arena. While some prefer 20 WPM, many operate
faster because it suits their ability to copy weak signals best.
David Schmocker KJ9I
VK9ZM, VK9ZW, VP8SSI, VP8CBG, VP8CBA, T88II
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