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Author Topic: My Morse Learning Campaign  (Read 62080 times)
N3PDT
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« Reply #225 on: July 08, 2014, 12:30:09 PM »


 ...but why not wait until the course is completed. I'm nearly there.


Because you'll lean it a lot faster actually using it.
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KB1WSY
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« Reply #226 on: July 20, 2014, 03:08:05 AM »


 ...but why not wait until the course is completed. I'm nearly there.


Because you'll lean it a lot faster actually using it.

I have been monitoring quite a lot of QSOs on the air, but I can't copy characters that I don't even know yet. The best I can do is just skip over them and concentrate on the ones that I've already learned. That is a (major) drawback with the Koch method: it's basically "all or nothing." Anyway, not long to go now. Only a handful of characters remaining to learn, and the transmitter building project is nearly finished.

I'm scoring about 86 percent on the 32-character drills. Good enough to add a new character.

The 32 characters learned so far are: K, M, R, S, U, A, P, T, L, O, W, I, ., N, J, E, F, 0, Y, V, ,, G, 5, /, Q, 9, Z, H, 3, 8, B and ?.

Today I am adding the 33rd character which is "4" or di-di-di-di-dah.

73 de Martin, KB1WSY
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PA0WV
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« Reply #227 on: July 20, 2014, 09:12:21 AM »

Keep track Martin,

In any case you can use the program I developped for you which yields plain words with any learned set of characters.
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KB1WSY
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« Reply #228 on: July 20, 2014, 04:37:36 PM »

Keep track Martin,

In any case you can use the program I developped for you which yields plain words with any learned set of characters.

Indeed Wim, that program has been very helpful! Thank you again!

The transmitter is nearly finished ... only the tank circuit and sidetone monitor are still left to build.



73 de Martin, KB1WSY
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AC2EU
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« Reply #229 on: July 20, 2014, 05:10:00 PM »

Tube QRP?
You did some nice work so far. I saw an unsoldered joint on the variable cap and on the 100 ohm resistor near the bottom of the picture. You did say there was more to do, so perhaps those were left that way intentionally? I repaired some old Heathkits where there were unsoldered joints that didn't cause problems until 20 years later- very strange.
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KB1WSY
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« Reply #230 on: July 20, 2014, 05:30:42 PM »

Tube QRP?
You did some nice work so far. I saw an unsoldered joint on the variable cap and on the 100 ohm resistor near the bottom of the picture. You did say there was more to do, so perhaps those were left that way intentionally? I repaired some old Heathkits where there were unsoldered joints that didn't cause problems until 20 years later- very strange.

I don't solder the joints until there is nothing left to connect to that point. So, yes, at this point many joints have been left unsoldered.

For more details on this project, there's a separate eham thread: http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,97719.0.html.

73 de Martin, KB1WSY
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KK4MRN
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« Reply #231 on: July 21, 2014, 06:35:20 AM »

Martin,
Seeing the posts about your ongoing CW learning campaign, the building of your novice receiver and transmitter, I think these 3 could be combined into a nice Article for eHam.net written by you or someone willing to make an article out of them.  I am sure others would enjoy reading about it.  I know I would! 

I did not catch on to your postings in the CW and HomeBrew forums until around November 2013 when I started learning CW.  So, I have been following your progress ever since.  And I'm sure there are plenty of others too.  Gotta love this hobby.  Can't wait to hear you on the air!

I've since learned that the best way to practice CW (for me) is to actually practice by listening and writing down what I hear.  Just listening does not seem to help.  In my college days, I found it best to study by listening and writing down notes what the professor said.  The note taking helped me memorize better.  I feel the same with learning CW.  Head copy is not for me.  Interestingly, I learned that I can understand CW at 20 WPM or higher.  Yet, it is the spacing of 18 or 20 that gets me.   But real world CW does not use Farnesworth spacing.  So, I have been trying to learn at 15 WPM at normal spacing.  I'm tempted to even do 13 wpm with normal spacing just to speed my learning progress to get on the air.  I've also learned that CW is one of those use it or lose it memories - unless you practice everyday, you lose what you've learned.  Since I stopped for awhile, I had to go back to the beginning of learning K and M again.   I really do want to do Straight Key Night, so this is why I keep trying.  I hear CW on 40 meters each night, and I want to respond when I hear CQ, but I am not ready.

73 de Daniel, KK4MRN
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KM4CLJ
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« Reply #232 on: July 22, 2014, 09:01:20 AM »

I'm one of the elder clan as well and working to recover my old speed. During my military career I was a direction finding operator and at times just filling in as a morse intercept operator. I was getting 100% copy at 22+ but this was all on teletype or typewriter at various time of my career. We had to hand copy and send 15 with a good old J-38 just for training. Can you say hand cramps from the hand copy?

I started out in ham radio back in 1965 and let my ticket expire while i was overseas. The new story was my return to ham radio almost 40 years later. I had my first QSO on 2 meters FM upon my return, but I have always been a morse operator and will forever be one. At least I'm not starting out from scratch.

73's and good luck.

Bill KM4CLJ
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