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Author Topic: Now that the contest is over, time for some contac  (Read 404 times)
VK4JAZ
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« on: December 03, 2003, 01:49:42 AM »

Man, this last weekend was something else on the bands - wall to wall CW and at speeds I can only listen to in awe. I did put out a few calls, but at 5wpm there were no takers. So last night I was as eager as ever to snare a contact or two, and did I have fun! Had two great QSOs; one from Japan and the other Australia. Even though I am new at this, I never cease to feel absolute feelings of success when making a CW contact. Now I'm working on increasing my receiving, to at least 10wpm.

So fellas, please bear with us slower types. It is very frustrating when half way through a QSO the other Op looses patience and speeds up.

But one thing's for sure: we all want to improve because for one thing, CW is SO MUCH FUN.

Grant
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KD5MDO
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2003, 10:01:58 PM »

Grant,
I'm glad to see that the contest did not discourage you.  If I had heard your call I would have surely worked you.  If ever I do hear you on the air, I assure you that we will have an enjoyable qso, whether at 5 wpm or higher.  We have all been where you are right now and no one ever built their speed up without some help from the ham community on the air. Kudos to you for sticking with it.  I'll be listening for you, my friend.

73, DeAnne KD5MDO
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W6WAT
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2003, 02:06:30 AM »

I am a "coded" Ham, but I suck at it.  I really struggled to learn enough to pass my tests.  I do enjoy it and need the practice badly, so if you ever hear me on SSB or CW, please give me a call.  

I apologize in advance for my horrible CW skills.

W6WAT
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XV2PS
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2003, 06:30:09 AM »

I am actually looking for slow speed cw around asia. Pse, email me at scansiav@hcm.vnn.vn
I have the same problem in not finding snail cw like me.

Thanks

pierre
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N8UZE
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2003, 08:09:09 PM »

Sometimes call CQ and see if you get any takers.  Other times go ahead and answer someone that is call even if they are faster than you.  Simply answer at a speed that is comfortable for you and a good operator will slow down to match it.
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N8CPA
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2003, 01:34:16 PM »

I think I heard you.  Unfortunately, the band was a little to fickle to copy your entire call.  It crashed into noise before I could answer.  If I hear you on, I assure you I will answer at your speed.

Good luck.

Steve (or, on CW, !! with spaces removed)

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