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Author Topic: Where To Find Slow Speed QSO's  (Read 682 times)
N4LCV
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« on: June 17, 2007, 05:29:12 PM »

I have been working with my code tapes and with RufzXP and I think I'm almost ready to try some on-the-air QSO's. My code speed will be about 10 - 12 WPM and I will be using a hand key because I feel more confident with it, right now, that I do with my keyer. I used to go to the Novice portion of 40 to look for practice QSO's, but since the code requirement has been dropped and that part of the band has been cut in half, I never find anyone operating there anymore. I don't know whether to try the General Class portion of 40 or what. I'm a little reluctant because my speed isn't all that great, but I need some on-the-air work to try to get my speed up. I'm not a member of FIST, but I might be joining soon. Can anyone suggest where I can find others operating that slowly, or where I can find faster people who wouldn't mind slowing down to my speed?

Thanks

N4LCV
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N8UZE
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007, 06:08:27 PM »

Try the FISTS calling frequency.  They will gladly slow down.  Also I've heard plenty of slower QSOs just below the digital portions of the band.  Just call CQ at the speed you are comfortable.  I bet there are a lot out there just like you that are looking for a slow CQ but are afraid to call CQ.
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NG0K
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 06:04:11 AM »

The areas right around 7055, 7058, 7120, 14048, and 14058 are good.  Those are SKCC and FISTS calling frequencies.  

Doug NG0K
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 09:36:49 AM »

Search the main articles on this website for "Improving your speed" there was a main article about a year ago that had all that information in it.

73 de Donald
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N6MUK
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 11:17:51 PM »

10 -12 wpm??  That's not slow!  I hear and participate in QSOs at that speed all the time.  You are ready to jump in.

N6MUK
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OLDFART13
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2007, 11:57:04 AM »

According to the QRS-CW group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QRS-CW/

1.850
3.700
7.124/7.050
10.125
14.050
21.150/21.125
24.8915
28.160

Most QRS activity seems to be on 7.050 & 14.050.
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