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Author Topic: CW from Canada?  (Read 4167 times)
W7ASA
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« on: April 06, 2017, 07:51:11 AM »

This is for our Canadian ham friends-

I live less than two hours from the B.C. border.  However, I rarely hear Canadian hams in CW on the 80 & 40 meter bands.  I used to talk with many Canadians in code, and miss those conversations.  Has Morse lost that much popularity up north?


Thank you in advance,

>Ray / W7ASA  ..._  ._
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KE6EE
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 08:02:26 AM »

Gee, Ray. I hear Canadians on 40M CW frequently.

Possibly you are using a different antenna than previously with a different northerly pattern?
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W7ASA
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 08:07:27 AM »

Entirely possible.  I tend to concentrate on NVIS/mid-range on 80/40 and I am heard well on the reverse beacon network.
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K8AXW
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 08:27:10 AM »

Ray:  You might want to try switching keying feet.  Just sayin.......... Grin
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W7ASA
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 08:43:03 AM »

Hey Al,

I looked into that, but it's not my fault.  My socks are SO slippery on the key.  Clearly, it's a design flaw. I''ll put some velcro on top of the knob and that should help prevent slippage.

 Nyuk-Nyuk!  

73 de Ray  ..._  ._
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N3QE
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 09:06:36 AM »

If you hear funny "CF", "CG" etc callsigns in year 2017, they are Canadians: http://wp.rac.ca/special-event-canada150/
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VE3LYX
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 11:15:18 AM »

"This is for our Canadian ham friends-

I live less than two hours from the B.C. border.  However, I rarely hear Canadian hams in CW on the 80 & 40 meter bands.  I used to talk with many Canadians in code, and miss those conversations.  Has Morse lost that much popularity up north?"

BULL! There is not a day goes by I am not on CW. Even with my BE rig I can hear myself at night conditions on the NJ SDR online.
So if I am sending a signal to NJ and getting no answers HuhHuhHuh??
And I know many others active. VE3AWA and VE3DCX. VA4GD . I was thinking  since our American friends dropped the novice ticket they have forgotten CW. I going on in 5 minutes 3568khz.
donVe3LYX
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KE6EE
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 02:01:18 PM »

I live less than two hours from the B.C. border.

There's your answer, possibly. You may need good NVIS conditions for chats with your northern neighbors. My experience in the late
afternoons and evenings is of mostly poor NVIS on 40 meters.
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KA1VF
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 06:14:18 PM »

"Industry Canada" is their VE style (outsourced) licensing authority, and they
still require CW knowledge for two of their three Amateur license classes.

 BASIC license (no code), BASIC Plus license (5 wpm), ADVANCED (10 wpm)


          73,
               Bob
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VE3LYX
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 06:57:30 PM »

outsourced
Outsourced? Just a new name. G men everyone.
I have been operating Cw most of the day. Cw is much easier. You don't have to be a conversationalist and you don't have to listen to the Audio experts as they explain how to make a normal AM rig use twice the band width.
donVe3LYX
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VE6QO
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 10:06:42 PM »

"Industry Canada" is their government licensing authority, and they
don't require CW knowledge for any of their three Amateur license classes.

 BASIC license (no code), BASIC Plus license (no code), ADVANCED (no code)


          73,
               Bob


Fixed it for ya.



Kevin
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KE4OH
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 05:22:05 AM »

I hear and work our Canadian friends on CW frequently. Try 7.050 - 7.060 and 3.550 - 3.560. Tends to be slower speed on those frequencies...
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 06:07:53 PM »

I have made contact with many Canadians thru SKCC   . .... ..--..
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