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KD5ZER
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« on: January 09, 2006, 04:13:27 PM »

I am going to take the cw test on the 21st and I was wondering do i only have to get 1minute solid copy to pass. For example, if i miss some of the code sent but get one minute solid copy in the middle of the test would i pass. I believe that is 25 letters in a row at 5wpm.
73 KD5ZER
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AG4RQ
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006, 07:59:29 PM »

You need one minute of perfect copy. It is not 25 letters. It is 25 consecutive characters. In addition to the letters, you will have numbers, punctuation and prosigns Prosigns count as 2 characters because they are 2 characters joined together as one. The test should include every one of the 43 characters. I'm not sure if they've added the 44th character, which is "@". The 43 characters are:

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
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,
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/ or DN
BT
SK
AR

Best of luck to you on the test.

73 de Mark
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N8UZE
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2006, 04:11:23 AM »

Numbers and punctuation marks also count as two characters each due to their length.

To pass, you will need to have either answered 7 out of 10 questions correctly OR copied 25 characters in a row correctly.

We had a fellow at one of the sessions a couple of years ago who only answered 3 questions correctly but did get 25 characters in a row so he passed his code.
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AC0DU
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 08:17:39 AM »

I just took the test the first week of January.
One thing to note that is a little confusing about the questions you have to answer from your copy.  Even though you are taking a receiving test, and are receiving the code, for the questions you have to imagine that you just sent what you copied.  Otherwise you will get the names and calls mixed up, as the correct answers assume you are the transmitting operator and not the receiving operator.

73,
Good Luck
Dave
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KC2NIK
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2006, 11:02:45 AM »

I also just took the test and someone gave me some advice that payed off BIg Time.  Don't worry about the initial call signs if you miss them keep plugging away and concentrate on the body of the message.  You have the 25 character copy to fall back on not to mention you can miss 3 of the questions.  I got a little razzled at the beginning and totally got lost, after a tiny bit of panic, I got myself settled and copied.  In the end I missed the call signs (yes the ones at the end as well) but answered all the other questions from the body.  I also had more than 25 characters from the "Rig Using" section.  So I passed.  Every time I got lost I made myself focus and restart.

Good Luck!

73
JP Plante
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