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Author Topic: On air CW practice  (Read 1054 times)
N7DMA
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« on: January 21, 2013, 07:59:51 PM »

I am by no means a speed demon on CW, but I do OK, and am good up to about 20 wpm. I proposed an idea to our weekly 2 meter SSB net, that if anyone is interested, I'd like to set up a CW practice session, with local hams on 2 meters.

We just had our first session this evening, on 144.080 MHz. Two other locals joined in, and we had a blast!

I'm no expert, but I believe that the best way to sharpen your CW skills is to get on the air and practice in real life.

The lack of QSB and QRM on 2 meters would make copy much easier for  new/rusty ops.

I hope to make this a weekly event, meeting every Monday evening for a short session.

CW has always been my prefered mode, and I get a lot of enjoyment from using it.

If anyone has any tips to make this go smoothly and enjoyable for shakey fisted newbies, I'd sure appreciate any input.

73,

Karl
N7DMA

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M0JHA
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 03:24:01 AM »

maybe a quick e mail to them to assure them that everyone on the net will be patient and uderstanding , putting it in an e mail may be better than "saying" it on the net just in case they don't get the whole message in code ...

billy
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K8AXW
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 09:31:36 AM »

Fantastic idea Karl!  Way to go.  Create an email net on Yahoo or someplace to remind everyone of the CW net.  Get input from those who are interested and go for it.

You might be surprised to learn that there are some who have wanted to learn the code but need a push. 

I'm happy to see that someone here on the CW forum is thinking!

Al - K8AXW
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