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Author Topic: I'm looking for lots of text QSO exchanges for pra  (Read 635 times)
RS177889
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« on: October 27, 2003, 05:33:04 AM »

Still learning morse and seem to be OK up to about c8wpm if it is plain text but this falls rapidly to c5wpm when you mix in abbreviations, punctuation, callsigns etc.... and after weeks of patient OP work in the club improvement is slow....I am looking for a resource with lots of text QSO exchanges for practice. I cannot find any ...

These I would use with CWTYPE or similar.... also contest type exchanges.

Plain text is OK but recognition of callsigns (especially /M /P etc..) abbreviations and the sorts of inclusions in exchanges that occur in normal QSO's seem to be slowing me down a great deal.

Hopefully I should be abe to improve a bit afterwards.

73's

Dom
M1KTA & M3KTA
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KB1IGQ
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2003, 10:29:20 AM »

Try these. These zip files contain text files
with 100's of brief QSO exchanges. They have
European callsigns with some /P suffixes.

http://www.mindspring.com/~pfriedr/radioroom/getalic/morse1.zip

http://www.mindspring.com/~pfriedr/radioroom/getalic/morse2.zip
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RS177889
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2003, 04:54:35 AM »

Thanks.

Perfect examples of what I'm looking for.

Are there any others about ?

72/73's
Dom
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WH7EM
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2003, 07:53:10 PM »

I'm in the same boat. For now I'm still struggling to translate a heard QSO at 5 wpm, which I don't do very well although I can look at a text and translate it INTO morse pretty easily. Some folks are more visual, some are more aural. I'm more visual, I guess.

Since you're aiming to get your speed above about 8 wpm, I'm guessing you've already passed the 5 wpm licensing exam. If that's the case, I'd suggest NOT sticking to texts of QSOs, real or made up, because they'll be full of often-heard ham and CW lingo and abbreviations that will make them easier for you. You might be better off using texts that aren't ham-specific. You'll work harder and develop more facility when the text isn't loaded with words you can recognize easily by now: QTH, rig, antenna, RST, watts, etc.
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KB1IGQ
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2003, 08:32:28 PM »

I have uploaded several files of random QSOs to be used
as sample text for Morse code practive programs.
They are located at:
 
http://appropriatesoftware.com/NE1OB/RandomQSOs/
 
The files were generated from Perl scripts and are similar
in format to the format used for the ARRL VEC 5 wpm tests.
The string "VVV VVV" precedes each QSO.
 
The file UK25QSOs.txt contains UK style calls and QTHs,
the others simulate US calls and locations.
 
Enjoy.
 
73 and long live CW,
Greg O'Brien NE1OB
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AD6WL
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2004, 06:52:01 PM »

Tnx fer the files.  You can use them with the G4FON software and set the speed and spacing that you want very easily.  It makes for some great practice.

73, Jim
AD6WL
Working toward my 20wpm CW certificate.
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