The only deference is, your sending CW by voice and not your hand,
Yeah, we all understood that from your first post.
an op using Dragon Speak through his computer CW
program is NOT "Sending CW at 50 wpm".
TECHNICALLY true, the signals are being created.BUT if you ask 99% of hams how one sends CW,
they will say "Key, Paddie, or Bug".
Your mileage may vary.
Or it's just a matter of semantics, dropping of the CW
requirement causing how people conceive the mode,
old fart syndrome, too much Vitamin L in the 60's, whatever...
RX decoding is unchanged , you use your ear,
or whatever depending on the CW speed.
I guess "Whatever" in this sentence means a
CW computer decode program. How well those
decoders work depends on a hell of a lot more
than CW "speed"! Other signals in the passband,
QSB, QRN, QRM, and of course #1: How well the
CW is being sent. Even if it IS computer generated,
propagation and the other factors play a big part, too.Ever try using one of those CW Decoders in a contest?
Or when the band is crowded, or on 40m with
the heterodynes from the SWL Broadcast stations?
(It HAS gotten better since they moved them up to 7200 kc,
showing my age!)
Anyway, they don't work well at all,
IF AT ALL, under those conditions.
But by all means, set it up and try it. (Would
only really work under ideal, uncrowded conditions, methinks)Let us know truthfully how well it works.
(Post on YouTube?)
What CW speed works best?
How fast is the TEXT T throughput?
How about "text throughput rate" versus
"Decoded CW message throughout rate?" (Interesting, that one)
Since it's NOT a "handshake mode" like
AMTOR FEC, or PACTOR, you have no
way of correcting errors except to ask for a
repeat on the next transmission.
Good luck with your project.
I still think it's a parlor trick but would
be interested in hearing and seeing the results.
GL & 73, Ken AD6KA
Those are good points, and the best people to make voice cw to work are hams.