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Author Topic: Suggestions for a good Android based CW trainer?  (Read 4917 times)
G7MRV
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« on: May 01, 2017, 01:40:45 PM »

Hi All,

Following on from the phenominal (and to me envious!) success of my best friend in learning Morse to an on-air usable standard in just three weeks using an app on his iphone (plus the advantage of being a truck driver and having hours free a day to practice!) im now lagging badly behind!

Im therefore looking for a good app for my Android based phone. I use G4FON on my PC, and find it very good, so im looking for a similar system - one that allows the character speed and word speed to be set independantly, and the number of characters sent to be varied (Koch method)

Rather than keep downloading apps to try and then binning them, Im hoping for suggestions of apps people have used, to narrow my search down.
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OZ8AGB
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 02:07:58 PM »

How about www.lcwo.net in a mobile browser?
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G7MRV
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 06:49:50 PM »

How about www.lcwo.net in a mobile browser?


I am very often in locations with no mobile data coverage
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 08:03:50 PM »

Youkits HB1B and a mobile whip antenna.
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W3TTT
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 08:58:13 AM »

How about www.lcwo.net in a mobile browser?


I am very often in locations with no mobile data coverage

Which planet are you going to?  Because this planet is pretty well covered cell phone wise. 

Anyway - try downloading the ARRL code practice lessons. 

Also, there is a podcast called QOTD at various speeds. 

Finally, I have a code practice feed that is constantly updated at
http://w3ttt.radiostream321.com/ - just record it as it is sent, and save it for later. 
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Vry 73, Joe W3TTT

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 10:52:31 AM »

Which planet are you going to?  Because this planet is pretty well covered cell phone wise.
Only if you go for something that gets its coverage from satellites. Get out of town and if you're relying on ground-based stations then coverage can be quite limited, even in Europe...
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 12:12:42 PM »

Morse Trainer is by far the best app I have found for Android.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muRK90yFpu8
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G7MRV
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 09:53:06 AM »



Which planet are you going to?  Because this planet is pretty well covered cell phone wise. 



Seriously? Do you get around the planet much?

And your making the assumption im at surface level and in the open
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 05:07:35 PM »


I am very often in locations with no mobile data coverage

Which planet are you going to?  Because this planet is pretty well covered cell phone wise. 


I'm in a rural area in the Philippines. There are certainly a few places here where coverage is marginal.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2017, 07:50:47 PM »

I am very often in locations with no mobile data coverage

even in AU, it's primarily for Cities / Towns / Highways,
 - - Rural & away from those, it's marginal.

you would be best going for a combo of online, like lwco.net
& some MP3 files for off-net scenarios.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 12:23:59 AM »

KMT Pro.

Because it also allows you to listen to the news in Morse...

Gil.
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W3TTT
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2017, 10:33:04 AM »

Seriously? Do you get around the planet much?

Seriously? No, not really.  Did you think I was being serious?  That is what the  Cheesy  icon is for. 

I do get around this planet a bit. I have coverage for my cell phone about 99% of the time.  It's very rare that I don't.  Seriously.  When I don't have coverage, I don't use the phone. 

But - I have my ham radio backup!   Cheesy

And the ANYWAY gives it away!!!   Wink  The "anyway" says that I understand that you don't have good cell phone coverage in your area, and that is why I offer some suggestions for you less fortunate people, cell phone coverage wise... see? 

Anyway - try downloading the ARRL code practice lessons. 

Also, there is a podcast called QOTD at various speeds. 

Finally, I have a code practice feed that is constantly updated at
http://w3ttt.radiostream321.com/ - just record it as it is sent, and save it for later. 

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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2017, 09:47:19 PM »

Many thanks to those of you who actually made suggestions that answered the question I asked! (N3HEE and AK4YH)

At present im trying out IZ3UUFs app, which im finding quite good for my purposes.

My reasons for wanting a self contained app, rather than a streaming or online trainer, are due to frequently having time to practice but in locations where I cannot use an active connection, either due to there being no data service, or the use of such being prohibited, but thats not relevant
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2017, 10:53:50 AM »

I like Morse Trainer for Ham Radio by Wolphi LLC.

Its self contained and doesn't require excessive permissions.
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AC7CW
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 02:55:44 PM »

A good trainer is to just listen to 40meters about 7100-7125 kc. That used to be the novice band way back in the day, and it is considered a place for slow CW nowadays. When I was a Novice I just got on the air and listened or made contacts and went from 5wpm to 15 or 20 in a year... If nothing else I'd mix my practice between some computer generated code and listening on 40.
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