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Author Topic: CW Event for New CW Operators  (Read 9074 times)
N3PDT
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2013, 08:16:26 PM »

2013 Get Your Feet Wet Weekend will be 0000Z Friday September 13 (Thursday local) through 0000Z September 16, 2013.

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Sound like fun?  Go to http://www.fists.org/operating.html#feetwet for the rules and more information. The event is conducted on the “honor system” and information is given about sending you logs.

 You do not need to be a FISTS member to participate but becoming a member of FISTS is very easy. Please visit www.fists.org  or http://www.fists.org/howdoi.html#join for membership information.

73


Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the notice.
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KD4TVB
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2013, 05:40:05 AM »

Charles, our pal KD8IIC mentioned 15 meters as another place you have HF privileges.  Fifteen meters can be a BUNCH of fun.  My first year as a Tech+ (which was back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth) was mostly on 15 meter CW.  I worked most of my first 100 countries doing that, and had a great time.

I also passed 20wpm a year after that, and did not ever "practice" as such.  You'll find that if you are USING your CW privileges, you'll gain speed and proficiency very quickly, and it won't feel like "work," it'll  be FUN!  :-)

Everybody else is right: call at YOUR comfortable speed; most ops do not mind a bit slowing down when needed.

You're in for a world of fun, Charles!  73 GL, and I hope to catch you on the air some time!  --ken

Thanks Ken,

I got my double bazooka 40 meter antenna up. I worked n8nsn yesterday he said I had a hum on my signal.
I moved my radio away from my power supply. I also moved my laptop power cord away from my radio.
I hope this gets the hum to go away.
I called CQ several times this morning but no takers.
I don't have a tuner at this time so I will have to stay on 40 meter CW for now.

Best 73,
KD4TVB,
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LB3KB
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2013, 05:58:55 AM »

Check your grounding system.
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KD4TVB
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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2013, 03:35:07 PM »

Check your grounding system.

That is a good idea LB3BK.



Thanks,
Charles,
KD4TVB,
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AB4O
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2013, 05:30:04 PM »

KD4TVB,
If I ever get my hf antenna back up we could start a slow net here locally. I am just over the hill from you in TN
John
Ps I am just learning to do code, it will be a really slow net, lol.
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KC8Y
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2013, 05:19:57 AM »

AB4O---

I, also am "...over the hill..."  Just getting back into CW after about 25-years.  I am real slow at it, about 8-12wpm (because of my handicap).

Been licensed over 40-years.  Trying, both an external and a keyer inside in HF rig.

Just put up an OCF dipole (80/75, 40, 20, 17, 12, 10 & 6 M) at 30-feet, horizontal. Hope to work you Smiley

Ken 
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AB4O
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2013, 07:04:17 AM »

Lol Ken,
TVB is literally over the hill from me, about 30 miles away. I am literally just learning the code, I have about 7 letters down :-)
John
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KC8Y
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2013, 03:43:55 PM »

KD4TVB; I like you idea for a "...slow net..."  would join,
since I need it;  I'm also slow at it.

AB4O; I'm in northeast OH-now, BUT lived/worked in SC for a few years; so kinda now where you & KD4TVB are located.

Just e-mail (ckt66000@att.net) or post me when you're ready.
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WE2F
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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2013, 05:20:27 PM »

Whoo Hoo! Some motivation to get back to learning. Thanks, I will be there.
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