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Author Topic: why CW  (Read 4535 times)
WX7G
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 07:08:22 PM »

CW certainty has an advantage over SSB in these days (and years) of no sunspots.

I work DX daily where I have the DSP cranked all the way up and the bandwidth at 200 Hz on my Elecraft K-3 in order to copy a station below the noise. How does the other station hear me? I often am running more TX power.

On SSB I would not even know a station was there.

No CW. No DX.

No DX. No CW.
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K5RIX
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2010, 10:26:08 PM »

Nice.  Reason 1 is also good for operating out on the patio at night in the summer.

The conversation is more compact than phone; preconceived notions about the person at the other end ordinarily don't exist and a fine and genuinely interesting conversation can result.

73 Ric K5RIX
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VE4FH
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010, 08:56:58 AM »

I saw a license plate the other day...

Know CW, Know DX
No CW , NO DX

I thought it mildly comical...and besides...it sang! Grin

Dave
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K9IUQ
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2010, 02:50:54 PM »

I do CW for one reason.

It is fun..........


Stan K9IUQ
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N2EY
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2010, 03:01:26 PM »

Because we can.

73 de Jim, N2EY
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AA4PB
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2010, 03:11:58 PM »

When I had an amp, the only time I ran it was on CW. Its amazing what you can do in the early morning hours on 40M with 800W CW to a 3 element Yagi.
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N3JJB
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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2010, 11:42:20 AM »

I can keep eating while sending. 


That's right at the top!
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N4KC
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2010, 11:19:36 AM »

All good enough reasons...and especially the one about eating!  I came up with ten of my own in an article entitled "10 Reasons to Learn Dahdidahdit Didahdah."  It's available here on eHam at http://www.eham.net/articles/19366 or at my web site, www.n4kc.com.

I can even think of one more reason to learn CW: because we DON'T have to!

73,

Don N4KC
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