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Author Topic: Qualifying Runs  (Read 964 times)
K1RDD
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« on: May 06, 2002, 03:21:33 PM »

Could someone explain the W1AW Qualifying Runs? I see that on May 20th at 9:00AM Eastern, there is a qualifying run. How exactly does it work? Do they just start a transmission, do they do certain speeds in a certain order, how do you know what speed they are doing, etc.? I found some information in QST and some at ARRL.org, but I could not find a full exlpanation anywhere.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2002, 04:48:19 PM »

The Qualifying Runs are for ARRL Code Proficiency Certificates.  You copy the run manually (!), and underline one minute's worth of copy at the highest speed you copied.  Send that (paper) to the League, along with a statement that you copied without aids, and a check for $10, and if your copy is judged accurate, you get a CP certificate for the speed copied.  Certificates are issued for 10 through 40 wpm.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2002, 09:26:42 AM »

I understand that part of it, but as I said originally, "Do they just start a transmission, do they do certain speeds in a certain order, how do you know what speed they are doing"
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2002, 11:06:00 AM »

Yes, they just start transmitting, at the slowest speed first.  The 40wpm run is the last one.  You know how fast they're going because they announce that (in CW, of course) prior to each run.

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K1RDD
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2002, 04:20:12 PM »

Great info, thanks very much!
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NN6EE-USA
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2002, 06:09:07 PM »

I copied and applied for the 15wpm CP certificate back in 1964, and then a month later in the same year I copied the RUN at 20wpm, passed that and the ARRL at that time sent you an ENDORSEMENT STICKER for anything over and above the initial 15wpm!!! As I remember the certificate was @ 15wpm as I had mentioned earlier, and the ENDORSEMENT STICKERS went for 20, 25, 30, and 35wpm!

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2002, 08:25:10 AM »

I participated in the June 16, 2000 Qualifying Run.

I copied at beginning (10 wpm) and sent copy in for everything through 20 wpm.  The 25 wpm was not perfect (I am better at 25 wpm after listening to 30 wpm. reverse order).

ARRL sent out certificate for 10 wpm with endorsement stickers for 15 and 20 wpm copy.

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