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Author Topic: Any "slow code" on 30?  (Read 15380 times)
N8LTD
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« on: June 12, 2014, 09:42:48 PM »

I wanna do some CW on 30-a band I've never made a contact on. But all I've heard so far is fast CW. I've been stuck on about 10wpm for years.
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AE7UT
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 10:11:33 PM »

Lots of guys from the SKCC running between 10-15 WPM around 10.120
Both SKCC and FISTS say 10.118 is the QRS freq.
I troll around there.

Hope I hear you soon.
73
Stan AE7UT
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W1JKA
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 04:35:21 AM »

10.106 if your into slow QRP
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KC8Y
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 06:33:10 AM »

I would also like to get on 30M, slow code.

Thanks for the frequencies.

Ken KC8Y
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K8AXW
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 09:29:13 AM »

LTD:  I was fortunate to be able to copy 30wpm before I got my ham ticket so I really can't relate to your question.

But, it has been my experience for 57 years that hams will adjust to YOUR speed or not answer you.

You should just get on 30 or any band and call CQ at your speed and if someone does come back to you faster than what you can copy, ask them to "Please QRS."  Quite often so do answer at a speed higher than they realize.  

When you call CQ you are setting the rules.  It's your frequency and you set the rules of speed or whatever.  When someone answers you, they are in effect accepting your parameters for the contact.

If they refuse to QRS then simply say 73 and go on with our life.....like calling CQ again.  Stations that refuse to QRS when it's requested are LIDS and deserve no amenities.
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N8LTD
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 10:55:31 PM »

Thanks for the freq's. Next weekend I'll set up my portable vertical for 30 and do some CW.
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KE4ILG
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014, 06:20:10 AM »

K8AXW gave the very best answer I can imagine. 

Those who have been my Elmers in cw work 30+ regularly but could send me great code at 8-25 wpm.  Those hams who were unable to QRS to my speed got a friendly 73 and I moved on. 

My speed increased because I was on the air having QSO's and having fun.  Go have some fun.  73 Mike KE4ILG
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K8JD
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 10:10:22 AM »

LTD, I try to make a contact on 30 whenever  I am on the air. I usually listen to 10120 since I am an active SKCC member (that's one of our gatehering spots).
I am  usually looking for newer CW ops who need some encouragement since that is is one of my goals.. and that of the senior SKCC members..
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 04:55:50 PM »

LTD:  I was fortunate to be able to copy 30wpm before I got my ham ticket so I really can't relate to your question.

But, it has been my experience for 57 years that hams will adjust to YOUR speed or not answer you.

You should just get on 30 or any band and call CQ at your speed and if someone does come back to you faster than what you can copy, ask them to "Please QRS."  Quite often so do answer at a speed higher than they realize.  

When you call CQ you are setting the rules.  It's your frequency and you set the rules of speed or whatever.  When someone answers you, they are in effect accepting your parameters for the contact.

If they refuse to QRS then simply say 73 and go on with our life.....like calling CQ again.  Stations that refuse to QRS when it's requested are LIDS and deserve no amenities.





Absolutely, positively the most awesome answer to the question.   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 06:26:41 PM »

LTD:  I was fortunate to be able to copy 30wpm before I got my ham ticket so I really can't relate to your question.

But, it has been my experience for 57 years that hams will adjust to YOUR speed or not answer you.

You should just get on 30 or any band and call CQ at your speed and if someone does come back to you faster than what you can copy, ask them to "Please QRS."  Quite often so do answer at a speed higher than they realize.  

When you call CQ you are setting the rules.  It's your frequency and you set the rules of speed or whatever.  When someone answers you, they are in effect accepting your parameters for the contact.

If they refuse to QRS then simply say 73 and go on with our life.....like calling CQ again.  Stations that refuse to QRS when it's requested are LIDS and deserve no amenities.
Very good answer sir!
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K8AXW
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2014, 09:11:28 PM »

TY gents.  One other thing to note.... whenever I had the misfortune to have someone call me on MY frequency and refused to slow down, I simple gave him a 73 CUL, signed and then proceed to call CQ again...... on the same frequency. 

Everyone understands THAT!
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 02:44:31 PM »

30 is my favourite band, and I am pretty slow I reckon. I just naturally gravitated there a year or two ago. It's a laid back cool zone for the most part.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2014, 02:55:53 PM »

I got "scolded" the other day on the air when someone answered my CQ at a slower speed than I was sending, and I didn't slow down when I responded.  After he complained, I slowed it down, but he was no longer in a mood to talk, I guess.

Some people can copy faster than they can send, and they don't need or want me to slow down just because they're sending slower than I am.  I've communicated with people on the air like this.  Some physical condition prevents them from sending fast but they can and want to copy faster code.

If I hear a CQ that's too fast, or too weak, or too slow, or too anything -- I don't answer. 

I always thought that if you're answering a CQ, you should try to match (or at least not exceed) the speed of the person calling CQ.  But I didn't think the CQer was obligated to match the "responder's" speed unless asked.  A simple QRS? would do it.  And I'd gladly oblige. 

What is the norm on this?
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NO2A
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2014, 08:55:15 PM »

I really think the WARC bands are the best thing that`s ever happened to this hobby.
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2E0OZI
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 07:39:56 AM »

I'm probably 85% WARC.  Grin
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