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Author Topic: Making My CW Classes Interesting  (Read 5488 times)
K4AMK
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2017, 02:38:52 PM »

You might visit http://lcwo.net/ and take a look at the different training methods.  They have one mode that only transmits call signs, and each time you get one right it raises the WPM by 1, and if you get it wrong it lowers it by 1.  You might do the same with a class, everyone hold up a card with the call sign they copied, get it right and stay in the contest, get it wrong and you're out, recognition for the fastest, humiliation for the losers, the usual class room drill.
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KB9CFH
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2017, 09:53:37 PM »

MORSE CAT 2 for starting out and building up your letters and numbers
ULTRAMORSE 2 for computer to computer QSO's
CwCom  ( CW COMMUNICATOR ) MRX software ( FREE DOWNLOAD ) international contacts over the internet/NEWSBOTS
WINMORSE 2   TEXT files to wave audio files that can be converted to MP3
SUPERALDIS 3  MORSE CODE BY LIGHT   good for ship to ship and hilltop to hill top with no radio.

ALL FREE DOWNLOADS ON THE INTERNET

YOU DON'T NEED A LICENSE.  YOU DON"T NEED A RADIO.  JUST AN URGE TO SEND AND RECEIVE MORSE CODE!
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VK5EEE
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2017, 04:46:41 AM »

OP DL, so did u make use of any of our suggestions?
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Long Live Real Human CW and wishing you many happy CW QSO - 77 - CW Forever
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2017, 10:27:34 AM »

OP DL, so did u make use of any of our suggestions?

Especially the strip tease AXW suggested might be very helpfull.
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W3TTT
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2017, 08:24:20 PM »

ULTRAMORSE 2 for computer to computer QSO's

ALL FREE DOWNLOADS ON THE INTERNET

Is there a source for Ultramorse from a site that I can trust?
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N9AOP
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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2017, 01:38:11 PM »

It's the internet---you can trust everything.
Art
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W3TTT
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2017, 06:50:36 AM »

It's the internet---you can trust everything.
Art

Thanks Art.  I did not know that.  So I can trust you with this info?

 Cheesy
73, Joe
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ZENKI
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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2017, 05:09:52 PM »

Dont have a class.

Get a real  radio and antenna and  get them to  make a QSO.

Once they have mastered reading 5wpm, get them straight on to the air.
Rather than having practice, have them practice by making real QSO's and listening to real CW on the air.
Its amazing how just listening around to even just pick up callsigns is  far better than endless hours of CW listening practice.

In 3 weeks time their CW speed will jump to 15 wpm.

Thats what I have done teaching hams code, and its  a better success for me that pure CW classes.

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N6DMR
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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2017, 10:02:23 PM »

Peter,

My CW class started practicing over our VHF repeater.  Just hold the mic key down and send tones from an oscillator.  We also do Skype sessions the same way.  We are doing 12-15 word sentences, pangrams, and themes nights.

One of us sends, the others copy, we get feedback, time to resend and "get it right".  Then we pass sending to the next operator.

Very fun, very productive.

Duane
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2017, 05:12:51 AM »

Have a beautiful girl remove a piece of clothing each time the class masters 3 new characters?   Roll Eyes

They might not keep their mind on their work.

Put a few Mrs. Howells up front. That'll scare them into learning code fast, and graduate fast and
get on the air fast.

People ask Ginger or Mary Ann. I answer, Mrs. Howell.

Oh the looks.

_ _ ... ... _ _

Kraus

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AH7I
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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2017, 08:48:58 AM »

As some of you will know I run a small CW class. Right now I'm looking for ways to make the class more interesting as we've tried random letters. done many simulated QSOs and sent pages of plain text. My pupils are slowly getting there but it seems that the lessons just feature the same stuff each week.

I need variety. I need something different, something that will make them say 'that was fun' as they go home.

Any ideas?

Peter DL8OV

limericks, jokes, dirty words
worked when I was learning code at age 14
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WB8LZR
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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2017, 11:50:49 AM »

Have a beautiful girl remove a piece of clothing each time the class masters 3 new characters?   Roll Eyes

They might not keep their mind on their work.

Put a few Mrs. Howells up front. That'll scare them into learning code fast, and graduate fast and
get on the air fast.

People ask Ginger or Mary Ann. I answer, Mrs. Howell.

Oh the looks.

_ _ ... ... _ _

Kraus



The problem is that Gilligan is the student, and he get's along great with Mrs. Howell.
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