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Guinness World Records Recognizes High-Speed Telegraphy Achievement:

from The ARRL Letter, Vol 23, No 48 on December 10, 2004
Website: http://www.arrl.org/
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Guinness World Records Recognizes High-Speed Telegraphy Achievement:

Guinness World Records Ltd has recognized the high-speed telegraphy achievement of Andrei Bindasov, EU7KI. "On 6 May 2003 Andrei Bindasov (Belarus) transmitted 216 marks of mixed text per minute during the 5th International Amateur Radio Union World Championship in High Speed Telegraphy in Belarus," the Guinness database listing states. Witnessing the accomplishment in Minsk were HST International Referee Oscar Verbanck, ON5ME, Region 1 Executive Committee member Panayot Danev, LZ1US, and IARU Region 1 HST Coordinator Oliver Tabakovski, Z32TO. Bindasov says he received the official certificate from Guinness November 24. Bindasov also sent 271 letters per minute and 230 figures per minute during those phases of the 2003 HST competition http://www.qsl.net/yo4kca/hstrules.htm.

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The ARRL Letter Vol. 23, No. 48 December 10, 2004

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Guinness World Records Recognizes High-Speed Teleg  
by WB5PLJ on December 13, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
so what is that in wpm?
 
Guinness World Records Recognizes High-Speed Teleg  
by K7FD on December 13, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
a boatload
 
Guinness World Records Recognizes High-Speed Teleg  
by W5RZ on December 13, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
That sounds like about 43 WPM. That must be sending with a straight key - if it is receiving, it is good, but not THAT good.
 
RE: Guinness World Records Recognizes High-Speed T  
by W4EWJ on December 16, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
not a man alive can send 43 wpm with a hand key
period

ewj
 
Guinness World Records Recognizes High-Speed Teleg  
by W3UA on December 17, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
WPM is a bit different beast. Russian (and other ex-USSR) system counts number of ACTUAL letters sent, while WPM measures number of dits and dots, where the benchmark is the word PARIS. I do not remember the exact conversion factor, but it is around 1.3, i.e. 50 "letters per minute" is approximately 13 WPM. So as, the real WPM in this case is about 43x1.3 = 56 WPM. And every error you made should be corrected with a series of at least 7 dots... Try this at home ;)
 
RE: Guinness World Records Recognizes High-Speed T  
by W6TH on December 17, 2004 Mail this to a friend!


EXAMPLE:

If the highest speed in a transmitting test is 230 marks per minute, 100 points are awarded. If another competitor in the category transmits a message at a speed of 180 marks per minute, his/her score would be 180/230x100 = 78.3 points, calculated to

the nearest one tenth of a point.

The calculated speed scores shall then be modified by a multiplier based on the number of uncorrected errors and the number of corrected errors (and considering the uneven keying) as defined in the Appendix B.

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