If people can't copy this they shouldn't be using the mode for Dx'ing.
Sorry you feel this way. I hope you never encounter any medical problems but you're not going to change one of my pleasure in amateur radio and I hope no one else is influenced by this statement. If you hear me on just spin the dial! BTW my comfortable copying speed is somewhere around 25 - 28 wpm.
Either I'm listening to pirates or they have slowed down considerably
I've upgraded my antennas and my rx capabilities have improved dramatically. Switching between the beam and the quad there's a 4-5 s unit increase which might account for the increase in hearing QRMers. The other night on 40 meters was the worst I've ever heard though.
I'm sorry for your medical condition and how it affects your ability to copy CW. But what is the right answer here? Suppose there are people that can copy only at 5WPM? Is that the right speed or as long as you can copy that is good enough? While that may sound ridiculous, it may not be ridiculous to that person that for whatever reason can only copy at 5WPM
All I said was that today they were operating at a much slower rate - certainly below 30WPM on 12 and 17 meters. I stick by my statement that if somebody can't copy today then I do have questions on whether they should be DXing. Maybe I should have said they should DX stations operating at the speed they can copy.
It is not the responsibility or the fault of the DX station if someone can't copy, medical condition or not. There are things many of us can't or haven't been able to do in life because of medical conditions or even physical attributes. Me included!
When I operate I always slow down to the speed of the other station and I'm glad to do so. But I'm not a DX station with thousands calling.
If and when the time comes I can't effectively use CW, I'll switch to a mode I can use.