Topband: CW speed
MPask14791 at aol.com
Mon Feb 27 14:39:10 EST 2006
In a message dated 2/27/2006 1:32:15 P.M. Central Standard Time,
w8ji at contesting.com writes:
'm sure we are all different in what we like.
Dots are just very difficult to copy. When I bust a
callsign, the number one thing is missing dots. The worse
calls in the world to copy when weak are those with lots of
dots, and that's true if the background is rough static or
The average lightning crash (including the start of stepped
leader) is about 2 seconds long. This isn't a partial dit
length at any CW speed, it is a letter or letters problem.
I think most people on days when band noise is smooth prefer
slow to modest speed. When the QRN is rough, faster speed
would allow more repeats in the same time frame.
I know I am even slower on CW then a lot of you guys. I still try and
someday will grow up and be a good CW operator. I like ops that slow down for me
and 10 WPM seems to be good. I do not know why but I did pass the 13 wpm test
with good copy.
I think for me others slowing down, understanding, and telling others to
The one that got me was, trying to remember, II5ISE or simular to that.
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