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Author Topic: Question on Reverse Beacon Network  (Read 1616 times)
KK4CPH
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« on: November 25, 2012, 10:48:14 AM »

Looking at RBN and noticed that all the ones spotted are over 20wpm.  Do you have to send 20+ to be spotted? 

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M0LEP
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 11:16:40 AM »

I've seen stations spotted as slow as 8wpm... but not very often. I suspect you're seeing a fairly reasonable indication of the speeds at which folk call CQ...

...though with the contest this weekend you may be seeing it slightly skewed by the machine-sent contest CQs.
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AB7KT
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 11:30:13 AM »

No, you don't have to be sending greater than 20 WPM

I am active with the Straight Key Century Club and see myself on the RBN at 12 and 13 WPM every day.
FWIW: I find the speed posted on RBN to be accurate. I of course have no way of knowing how precise it is, but it correctly tracks with my electronic keyers that show my speed. I know if I am being lazy with a straight key it shows 12 wpm and if I am more focused, it clearly reflects this.

I have run across people several times who say that they are never picked up by the Reverse Beacon Network. I log onto the RBN almost every day and have never, not been spotted. I don't know why this is one way or the other. But one thing I am fairly certain of is that it has NOTHING to do with the speed you are sending.

Ken
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I thought you said this was a weak signal mode ? I HAVE a weak signal and he still didn't hear me.

FWIW: My callsign is AB8KT
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 11:33:38 AM »

I expect that people running slower speeds are more likely to have less than perfect timing which means the network is less likely to properly decode the call signs.
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AE7UT
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 03:53:27 PM »

Nope.  
All with a straight key.
Sorry it's so long.  I can't figure out how to change to a small font

RBN   DX de W4KAZ-#: 7050.0 AE7UT CW 17 dB 10 WPM CQ 0817Z   2012-11-21 08:17:30
RBN   DX de W4KAZ-#: 7053.0 AE7UT CW 11 dB 11 WPM CQ 0810Z   2012-11-21 08:10:30
RBN   DX de K1TTT-#: 7053.0 AE7UT CW 14 dB 11 WPM CQ 0810Z   2012-11-21 08:10:27
RBN   DX de W4AX-#: 7053.0 AE7UT CW 27 dB 11 WPM CQ 0809Z   2012-11-21 08:09:34
RBN   DX de WE4S-#: 7053.0 AE7UT CW 27 dB 11 WPM CQ 0809Z   2012-11-21 08:09:28
RBN   DX de WA7LNW-#: 3553.0 AE7UT CW 24 dB 10 WPM CQ 0739Z   2012-11-20 07:39:17
RBN   DX de N6WIN-#: 3553.0 AE7UT CW 18 dB 11 WPM CQ 0739Z   2012-11-20 07:39:16
RBN   DX de N0TA-#: 3553.0 AE7UT CW 32 dB 11 WPM CQ 0739Z   2012-11-20 07:39:15
RBN   DX de NQ6N-#: 3552.9 AE7UT CW 14 dB 10 WPM CQ 0739Z   2012-11-20 07:39:10
RBN   DX de W4KAZ-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 21 dB 11 WPM CQ 0732Z   2012-11-20 07:32:50
RBN   DX de WA7LNW-#: 7053.0 AE7UT CW 29 dB 10 WPM CQ 2335Z   2012-11-18 23:35:38
RBN   DX de KM3T-#: 7053.0 AE7UT CW 15 dB 10 WPM CQ 2335Z   2012-11-18 23:35:36
RBN   DX de NQ6N-#: 7052.9 AE7UT CW 18 dB 10 WPM CQ 2335Z   2012-11-18 23:35:34
RBN   DX de WZ7I-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 10 dB 10 WPM CQ 0750Z   2012-11-15 07:50:28
RBN   DX de WE4S-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 14 dB 10 WPM CQ 0747Z   2012-11-15 07:48:00
RBN   DX de W4KKN-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 11 dB 10 WPM CQ 0747Z   2012-11-15 07:47:53
RBN   DX de NY3A-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 12 dB 10 WPM CQ 0705Z   2012-11-15 07:05:21
RBN   DX de N6NC-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 11 dB 10 WPM CQ 0705Z   2012-11-15 07:05:08
RBN   DX de KH6LC-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 14 dB 10 WPM CQ 0703Z   2012-11-15 07:03:21
RBN   DX de WE4S-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 17 dB 10 WPM CQ 0703Z   2012-11-15 07:03:20
RBN   DX de WZ7I-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 10 dB 10 WPM CQ 0703Z   2012-11-15 07:03:16
RBN   DX de N6WIN-#: 3553.0 AE7UT CW 28 dB 12 WPM CQ 0558Z   2012-11-14 05:58:29
RBN   DX de N6WIN-#: 3553.0 AE7UT CW 23 dB 10 WPM CQ 0550Z   2012-11-14 05:50:29
RBN   DX de KQ8M-#: 3553.0 AE7UT CW 13 dB 10 WPM CQ 0550Z   2012-11-14 05:50:24
RBN   DX de KH6LC-#: 3553.0 AE7UT CW 14 dB 10 WPM CQ 0550Z   2012-11-14 05:50:24
RBN   DX de N7TR-#: 3550.0 AE7UT CW 22 dB 11 WPM CQ 0755Z   2012-11-13 07:55:23
RBN   DX de WZ7I-#: 7044.0 AE7UT CW 10 dB 10 WPM CQ 0729Z   2012-11-13 07:29:06
RBN   DX de W4AX-#: 7044.0 AE7UT CW 08 dB 10 WPM CQ 0729Z   2012-11-13 07:29:06
RBN   DX de W4KKN-#: 7044.1 AE7UT CW 10 dB 10 WPM CQ 0729Z   2012-11-13 07:29:03
RBN   DX de KQ8M-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 22 dB 16 WPM CQ 0703Z   2012-11-13 07:03:03
RBN   DX de KQ8M-#: 7052.0 AE7UT CW 16 dB 13 WPM CQ 0624Z   2012-11-13 06:24:03
RBN   DX de KM3T-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 16 dB 10 WPM CQ 0544Z   2012-11-13 05:44:40
RBN   DX de K1TTT-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 22 dB 11 WPM CQ 0544Z   2012-11-13 05:44:39
RBN   DX de WE4S-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 20 dB 11 WPM CQ 0544Z   2012-11-13 05:44:39
RBN   DX de W4KKN-#: 7054.1 AE7UT CW 27 dB 11 WPM CQ 0544Z   2012-11-13 05:44:38
RBN   DX de W3LPL-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 12 dB 11 WPM CQ 0544Z FM19   2012-11-13 05:44:35
RBN   DX de KQ8M-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 10 dB 13 WPM CQ 0543Z   2012-11-13 05:43:53
RBN   DX de WB2LSI-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 15 dB 10 WPM CQ 0543Z   2012-11-13 05:43:08
RBN   DX de VE7AB-#: 18077.9 AE7UT CW 20 dB 13 WPM CQ 1958Z   2012-11-09 19:58:28
RBN   DX de W4AX-#: 18078.0 AE7UT CW 19 dB 13 WPM CQ 1958Z   2012-11-09 19:58:27
RBN   DX de W3OA-#: 18078.1 AE7UT CW 11 dB 13 WPM CQ 1958Z   2012-11-09 19:58:21
RBN   DX de KQ8M-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 17 dB 11 WPM CQ 0830Z   2012-11-07 08:30:57
RBN   DX de W4AX-#: 7112.0 AE7UT CW 24 dB 11 WPM CQ 0635Z   2012-11-06 06:35:10
RBN   DX de WZ7I-#: 7112.0 AE7UT CW 19 dB 12 WPM CQ 0635Z   2012-11-06 06:35:05
RBN   DX de W4AX-#: 10118.0 AE7UT CW 09 dB 10 WPM CQ 0700Z   2012-11-02 07:00:08
RBN   DX de W4KAZ-#: 7114.0 AE7UT CW 12 dB 10 WPM CQ 0729Z   2012-10-26 07:29:43
RBN   DX de K1TTT-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 31 dB 14 WPM CQ 0721Z   2012-10-26 07:21:13
RBN   DX de W2RDX-#: 7054.0 AE7UT CW 19 dB 14 WPM CQ 0721Z   2012-10-26 07:21:11
RBN   DX de W4AX-#: 7050.0 AE7UT CW 07 dB 10 WPM CQ 0808Z   2012-10-15 08:08:29
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G4LNA
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 02:34:28 AM »

I wouldn't take too much notice of those speeds indicated on the RBN, they always seem to return speeds a lot lower than what the speed actually is, particularly hand sent code on a straight key. My measured speed on a straight key can be 26WPM but considerably less as measured by the RBN maybe around 18WPM, after all, its just a machine.
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