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Author Topic: a string of the letter "eeeees"  (Read 589 times)
K9FON
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« on: November 23, 2008, 07:12:54 PM »

I have noticed some ops will send a string of letter "e"s for some reason when in a QSO. Is there a reason for this?
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K7PEH
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 07:51:23 PM »

A string of dits is sent when you make a mistake.  It sort of means: "erase that, let me send that again".

The actual number of dots sent is different by different operators.  Also, the speed is often different then the normal speed of the QSO by some operators.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 08:52:26 AM »

A continuous string of dits is what you usually hear, but the "correct" error signal is exactly EIGHT dits, not continuous, but sent as separate "E"s.

In other words, not "didididididididit", but "dit dit dit dit dit dit dit dit". Doesn't have to be at a slower speed than the speed at which the QSO was going before the error.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 10:55:19 AM »

The correct Morse code for error is one character consisting of eight dots - NOT eight Es in a row.

In practice, anything from 6 dots and up are used as well as three dots spaced out more than three regular Es.

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K9FON
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 11:21:12 AM »

I know last night i stumble, bumbled, with a couple of characters like e and t and h and 5 just kept on sending. The guy on the other end never said anything except to keep on using CW to get better. So far i have made at least 4 contacts. I have been keeping my speed at between 10 and 12 WPM so thats more comfortable for me. I feel pretty confident now that i can loosen up and have fun on CW!  
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W8ZNX
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 01:53:23 AM »

in a rag chew most ops simply keep sending

heck you blow one letter in a long word
the other op has the word
no use sending a mess of dits
and starting the word over

if it realy means something
i simply send a dit dit after a mistake
and start the word over

cw is slow enought with out making it slower
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W4YA
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 03:04:27 PM »

I never make mistakes sending code. However, my Brown Bros. paddle is getting very old, and it frequently makes errors. I just stop and resend the word. Sending six dots or six Es is a waste of time.
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W7ETA
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 12:52:42 AM »

Tis quicker to send HI, and resend the word correctly.

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