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Title: CodeQuick
Post by: KC8JDI on March 01, 2002, 01:09:32 PM
Could I hear some different viewpoints regarding the use of CodeQuick for learning Morse Code?  Good, Bad or Otherwise?

I'd like to get my code under my belt and that kind of teaching style looks right up my alley.



John Lochey


Title: CodeQuick
Post by: KB1HJW on March 05, 2002, 03:31:47 PM
One word, Incredible!
I tried a number of freewares, and got nowhere with them. With CodeQuick, I was up to 5wpm in three weeks, and 7wpm by test time a week later. I'm up to 12wpm now, since I don't practice that often, but I can send and receive about 18-20wpm in a contest.
The key to CodeQuick is to be diligent about practicing (as with anything) a minimum of one hour and maximum of two hours a day.


Title: CodeQuick
Post by: GM1ZVJ on March 06, 2002, 12:23:22 PM
HI there, just been reading your reply re. the "codequick" cdrom.very nice to hear from someone ele who has passed the cw test thru using  this systmn.could you run through some off the ways you learned with this systmn, ie. what speed did you start to learn the letters/ numbers ? at what stage to you start the sending practice etc basically I only want to get up to the 5wpm stage in double quick time !! and you also recommend one hour off practice per day ? any tips etc would be off great help. thank you in advance.

                                regards,
                                        john "gm1zvj"


Title: CodeQuick
Post by: KB1HJW on March 06, 2002, 04:36:49 PM
I started by going through all of the lessons at the base speed for the voiceover (which is 2.5wpm I believe). Once I had gotten to the end (I actually dind't learn all of the prosigns, I was getting to antsy to test), I would take the tests until I got virtually a perfect score, then increase the speed .5wpm at a time. I'm still using that method. Some days I can do a full test or QSO with just a couple errors, some days I blank out whole words. But, I keep plugging. I don't feel my General ticket is complete until I can pass a 13wpm test!


Title: CodeQuick
Post by: GM1ZVJ on March 06, 2002, 05:16:55 PM
Just a quick line to say thanks for all the advice given , will let you know how I get on !!
                                        regards,
                                                john  
                                             "gm1zvj"


Title: CodeQuick
Post by: KC2JEN on March 12, 2002, 01:41:13 PM
... I was suprised too.. no magic the CQ folks just figured out the right groups and tools to make it all come together.. All I wanted was get to 8wpm to ace the 5wpm test and ended up in 3 weeks I was up to 13wpm (solid copy) It worked for me and I tried all the others (shareware and not)


Title: CodeQuick
Post by: KD5PWO on March 15, 2002, 11:00:53 AM
CodeQuick was a godsend.

I had failed the morse code exam miserably the first time and could not get it.
I decided to invest in CodeQuick and scored perfectly on the exam when I went for my General.
As a matter of fact, 5WPM sounded slow! While everyone around me was still writing I was just waiting for the next letter.
The VE's were very impressed with my code copy.
I encourage everyone to use the program.
Good luck, 73's.