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Post by Mark Readm » Thu, 12 Nov 1992 12:42:04

Just a thought. If CW was not a requirement for
getting any ham licence would use of it die out ?
Would the CW parts of the spectrum be in jepordy ?

Oh while I am at it. What was the cw contest that
was on the other week. I heard on 80m, 40m and 20m,
CQ CQ CQ callsign SS.

Thanks.
Mark.
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Post by Charles Ada » Fri, 13 Nov 1992 05:01:59



|>
|> Just a thought. If CW was not a requirement for
|> getting any ham licence would use of it die out ?
|> Would the CW parts of the spectrum be in jepordy ?
|>
|> Oh while I am at it. What was the cw contest that
|> was on the other week. I heard on 80m, 40m and 20m,
|> CQ CQ CQ callsign SS.
|>
|> Thanks.
|> Mark.
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Mark,

1.  the cw parts of the spectrum are all the ham frequencies, but the non-phone
    portions are lusted after by all the rest of the NON-cw community.  the low
    end of 40 mtrs is already occupied by the XE's (Mexico).

2.  you heard the largest code practice session known to man last weekend.
    it is called SweepStakes (SS).  did you note that the average code speed
    was in excess of 25 wpm?  "Faster Faster until the thrill of speed
    overcomes the fear of brain damage!"

chuck k5fo 70+wpm cw, CP-60, WAS 40cw QRP, RCC, ...  (sorry, no dxcc ;-)  )

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Colem » Wed, 18 Nov 1992 02:17:22


Quote:

> 2.  you heard the largest code practice session known to man last weekend.
>     it is called SweepStakes (SS).  did you note that the average code speed
>     was in excess of 25 wpm?  "Faster Faster until the thrill of speed
>     overcomes the fear of brain damage!"

25wpm! I wish! I can copy 25 wpm. It is the 35+ wpm that drives me bonkers.

The only faster code I've ever heard in a contest is the NA sprint. Whew!

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Post by d.. » Thu, 19 Nov 1992 23:17:06

Quote:>>2.  you heard the largest code practice session known to man last weekend.
>>2.  you heard the largest code practice session known to man last weekend.
>>    it is called SweepStakes(SS).  did you note that the average code speed
>>    was in excess of 25wpm?  "Faster and Faster until the thrill of speed
>>    overcomes the fear of brain damage!"

>25wpm!  I wish! I can copy 25 wpm. It is the 35+ wpm that drives me bonkers.

I expect that many, of not most, of the SS players use automatic keyers with
the exchanges programmed in; and that not a few of them do their copying with
a computer...                                                            

73,

 
 
 

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Post by The QRP » Fri, 20 Nov 1992 00:34:54


Quote:> I expect that many, of not most, of the SS players use automatic keyers with
> the exchanges programmed in; and that not a few of them do their copying with
> a computer...                                                            

I couldn't tell you about SS but, in the DX contests, most of the
serious operators use K1EA's CT program or the equivalent.  This
will generate a "keyer" output for the transmitter, including
programmed exchanges.  However, I don't know of ANY serious contester
that copies with a computer.

73,
Bob

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Post by Bill Colem » Sun, 22 Nov 1992 02:50:21


>>>2.  you heard the largest code practice session known to man last weekend.
>>>    it is called SweepStakes(SS).  did you note that the average code speed
>>>    was in excess of 25wpm?  

>>25wpm!  I wish! I can copy 25 wpm. It is the 35+ wpm that drives me bonkers.

> I expect that many, of not most, of the SS players use automatic keyers with
> the exchanges programmed in;

You are probably correct. Most of the serious contest types do use either
computers or memory keyers to do their sending, especially for the repetitive
CQ SS CQ SS DE xxx ....

Quote:> and that not a few of them do their copying with a computer...

Not a chance. All the serious CW contestors I've met can copy better in their
heads at 35+ WPM than any computer. These guys have sworn off the use of
pencil and paper for CW copy long ago. I've seen some of them at Field Day
transmitting and receiving while holding a conversation with someone.

The only people copying CW with a computer would be wimps like me who can't
quite cut the 35+ WPM stuff.

Alas, I have no setup to do that. <sigh>

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Post by Kissing Cousin Six Sugar Sugar Sug » Sun, 22 Nov 1992 14:56:48


>>>2.  you heard the largest code practice session known to man last weekend.
>>>2.  you heard the largest code practice session known to man last weekend.
>>>    it is called SweepStakes(SS).  did you note that the average code speed
>>>    was in excess of 25wpm?  "Faster and Faster until the thrill of speed
>>>    overcomes the fear of brain damage!"

>>25wpm!  I wish! I can copy 25 wpm. It is the 35+ wpm that drives me bonkers.

>I expect that many, of not most, of the SS players use automatic keyers with
>the exchanges programmed in; and that not a few of them do their copying with
>a computer...                                                            

I'm glad to see that you advocate a high-speed code requirement, Dube.