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Author Topic: What happened to ARRL practice Sched?  (Read 365 times)
K7NHB
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« on: November 06, 2007, 07:23:24 PM »

I know we've had a clock adjustment but I can no longer hear the ARRL code practice session at 7 PM Pacific time (west coast) on 80M/40M/20M.

Tomorrow is the first qualifying run of the month and I can get up at  6 AM to catch the 9 AM East Coast time run - if I can hear it.

I understand about propagation/Freq./Time but it doesn't seem like one hour would make the signal invisible on all three bands - 20M maybe.

I'm also curious about "solid copy" I sent the sending station this question and never got a yes/no answer - it was just passed to someone else I never heard from. Does solid copy = Perfect copy?

Last month I had a string of 137 characters - except at #67 I left the "a" off of "also" and at #117 I left the "o" out of "for". They were easy fills and had the "misses" occurred early in the string, I would have had the same number correct and missed - but there would have been 100 or more perfect copy characters.

Unfortunately, in a fit of recycling, that paper is now gone. I figure I did it once, I can do it again - if I can hear the dang station.

Did my ears and/or station go deaf or is the code practice session MIA?

73,
Paul - who wants his AE the "old school" way.
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K7NHB
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 08:41:31 AM »

Okay, the ARRL Qualifying run came in loud and clear this morning on 20M at 6 AM west coast time.
 
Unfortunately I was listening on 40M with horrible QSB for most of it and missed my 20 wpm window.

So now time to practice for the next qualifying run.
73,
Paul
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