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Posted by Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen on April 11, 2014 at 7:49am

Dit and dah memory - good or bad?

Hi CW fellows

I am training a lot to be a qrq op, and Now just beyond 40 wpm in sending.

I am used to use dit and dah memory keyer iambic b , but do you Think it Will harm me When getting higher in speed.

Have heard that dit and dah memory is not good for qrq - what do you Think ?

Best regards

Oz1jhm
Hjalmar

Posted by Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen on March 25, 2014 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

WBL V22 Paddle for Sale, contact PA3BWK

EMAIL FROM PA3BWK:

I am planning on selling my WBL V22, as seen on 

www.morsecode.nl. It has been hardly used. 

Because I want to get this key into the hands of an avid CW op I was thinking of your club. 

Before putting it on Ebay I was wondering if there is somebody interested. 



73 Wilko PA3BWK    SEND EMAIL TO PA3BWK via…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on March 20, 2014 at 9:22am

CODE PRACTICE OSCILLATOR powered by any computer MIC JACK - no batteries needed - EVER -

Every computer MICROPHONE INPUT jack,  has its own voltage and current that is already built inside it, in order to power Electret Mics.  By modifying a very simple and low voltage square wave generator circuit to make use of this MIC VOLTAGE, a very simple and NO BATTERY NEEDED -  EVER -   code practice oscillator can be made using this circuit, the MIC JACK,  and  an AUDIO to MIDI technique to regenerate the original input…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on February 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

MIDI KEYED - MORSE CODE SINE WAVE OSCILLATOR - with free software

This is an experiment in using free VST PLUGINS to create a MIDI KEYED morse code sine wave oscillator(software). It is "keyed" by MIDI INPUT. You can also use this midi setup to regenerate morse code audio tones from another source. FLdigi is used in the video for this purpose. Using MIDI to key a software CPO, shows great promise, since the accuracy of midi input keying is far superior to using a SERIAL PORT for this kind of a setup, in regards to accurate timing. Even at extreme QRQ CW…

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Posted by Chuck aa0hw on January 21, 2014 at 9:06am — 10 Comments

 

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Please feel free to start any QRQcw topics or leave comments for the discussions already posted. You may also load pictures or videos relating to qrq cw operations. Thank you for your contributions.

WINDOWS's VERSION OF FABIAN's QRQ TRAINING PROGRAM CALLED 'qrq' AVAILABLE NOW !

DJ1YFK: FABIAN's famous high speed cw training program called "qrq" now has a windows version !  - see forum discussion below -

Fabian's qrq program is the best of the best when trying to train for copying qrq cw. Using the unique features of this program to train for copying "whole word sounds" is absolutely an essential part of a qrq cw training regime ! 

NOTE:  see the article in the  forum posted below for more information

USING FABIAN'S "QRQ" TRAINING PROGRAM TO SEND A RANDOM LIST OF WORDS

WBL V22 Paddle for Sale, contact PA3BWK

EMAIL FROM PA3BWK:

I am planning on selling my WBL V22, as seen on 
www.morsecode.nl. It has been hardly used. 
Because I want to get this key into the hands of an avid CW op I was thinking of your club. 

Before putting it on Ebay I was wondering if there is somebody interested. 

73 Wilko PA3BWK    SEND EMAIL TO PA3BWK via ADDRESS on QRZ

Useful Software for Amateur Radio from FabulaTech:

Virtual Serial Port Kit

Virtual Serial Port

Virtual Serial Port Kit -

create virtual serial ports connected via a virtual null-modem cable.

Serial Port Splitter

COM Port Splitter

Serial Port Splitter -

share dataflow of one serial port among several applications.

Network Serial Port Kit

COM Port over Ethernet

Network Serial Port Kit -

access remote serial devices over local network or the Internet.

USB over Network

USB over Ethernet

USB over Network -

share and access USB devices over local network or the Internet.

 

CONTACT:  mike@fabulatech.com

and ask about the special provision that has been made available by FABULTECH to official ham radio operators.

Please [/scan/attach/] a current copy/picture/PDF/jpg etc,  of your official ham radio license and include it in your email to Mike.

iCW - 2012 - How to send morse code over the internet on WINDOWS 7 : THE BASIC SETUP

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QRQ CW SKEDS on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/404992749646838/Just to do something there also ;0)HjalmarOZ1JHMContinue

Started by Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen Feb 8.

Copying CW on a Mill 1 Reply

While living on Maui a few years ago, I got interested in increasing my code speed. The sunspot cycle was stuck in one of the longest minimums seen in many years. So, out of boredom, i decided I…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Rich Langford Jan 21.

CW Wave Shaping

I recently spent a bit of time looking at my Ten Tec Omni D CW envelope on an oscilloscope while working on a relay based QSK system described by AD5X. I was struck with how nice the CW shaping was…Continue

Started by Joe Aug 13, 2013.

Use Hi-Per Mite filter with keyer sidetone for iCW

I have been using this filter in my keyers to clean up the keyer sidetone (converts it to a clean sinewave with roughly 5 msec rise and fall times).   I tap off the output of the filter stage to send…Continue

Started by Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH Jun 19, 2013.

A HIGH PERFORMANCE CW LISTENING STATION using free software 3 Replies

- Using free DSP software -- VST HOST - VST PLUGINS -- build this high performance CW listening station on your computer -HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE MAIN MIXING CONSOLEnote: click on picture to…Continue

Tags: vst plugins, vst host, dsp, cw

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Apr 29, 2013.

CW KEYBOARDS from the days of yore 1 Reply

Please chime in and show us a pictureof your vintage cw keyboardcommercial or homebrew KF7CXHere’s a picture of my HAL MKB-1 keyboard.  I built it from a kit back in 1975 when it sold for around…Continue

Tags: cw keyboard

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Jim Johns on Sunday.

The Art and Skill of Radiotelegraphy

I just read in the free, internet magazine, 'K9YA Telegraph', that a new, fifth edition, of William Pierponts, N0HFF (SK), book, 'The Art and Skill of Radiotelegraphy', is out. I have loved this book…Continue

Started by Joe Mar 23, 2013.

Useful Software for Amateur Radio from FabulaTech

Useful Software for Amateur Radio from FabulaTechFABULATECH is now offering the HAM RADIO COMMUNITY a very special offer.  If you are an official HAM RADIO OPERATOR with an OFFICIAL HAM RADIO…Continue

Tags: ham radio, virtual serial ports, FABULATECH

Started by Chuck aa0hw Mar 4, 2013.

QRQ Skeds 4 Replies

Anyone interested in setting up a way to schedule QRQ skeds, on the air or on iCW, for ops like me who would like to work on increasing their code speeds? Maybe something like the K3UK sked page, I…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 23, 2013.

QRQ CW TRAINING WITH MIXXX 2 Replies

Using the free program and unique playback features of  MIXXX,  an effective method for improving your qrq cw copy using any cw audio file is…Continue

Tags: qrq training, qrq cw, qrq cw training

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 28, 2013.

Keyboards 1 Reply

Santa got me a Rosewill keyboard similar to the one described by Chuck, W5UXH, in a discussion down the page. The keyboard uses a mechanical system to give tactile feedback when you hit the keys. I…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 6, 2013.

Huntsville Hamfest, 18 and 19 August 2012 2 Replies

The Huntsville, Alabama, Hamfest is set to go on Saturday and Sunday,18 and 19 August, 2012. My wife and I will be there. If any QRQers, QRPers, CFOers, are going, let us know. The QRPers are having…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe Aug 21, 2012.

W6WXZ SK 1 Reply

Bob, W4NPX, gave us the sad news during the CFO net earlier this week that Jack, W6WXZ/Fresno, passed away a few months ago. Bob and Jack kept a nightly QRQ schedule on 7032 for years. I listened in…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by William S. Hogin Apr 22, 2012.

iCW -qso 4 Replies

 qso btn AA0HW and W4DBV, really great job.…Continue

Started by i8cee -Salvatore Cecere. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Jan 29, 2012.

PS-2 / USB Keyboard Rosewill Model RK-9000 26 Replies

I received a nice package in the mail today from K6KX containing a set of keys.  The price is not cheap ($99) but they are the best feeling keys I have ever used.  They come with two cables, either…Continue

Started by Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH. Last reply by Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH Jan 3, 2013.

Is there a way to download the MP3 of Last Nights CFO Net? 9 Replies

Much of my time is spent off-line on airline flights and in offices where I can't stream audio or video.  I'd like to take along copies of the CFO Nets in MP3 format to practice but the home page…Continue

Started by Jim Johns. Last reply by Chuck aa0hw Feb 29, 2012.

DJ1YFK: FABIAN's famous high speed cw training program called "qrq" now has a windows version ! 4 Replies

   Fabian Kurz, DJ1YFK has now…Continue

Tags: cw copy, cw training, qrqcw, cw, qrq

Started by Chuck aa0hw. Last reply by Joe Oct 2, 2012.

Keyboard Kit

One of the group sent me a tip on a great deal offered by K1EL at  http://www.k1el.com/. Click on the 'Special Deals' icon at the top left of the Home Page to see…Continue

Started by Joe Oct 11, 2011.

K1EL's Winkeyer 1 Reply

I have been enjoying my Winkeyer from K1EL as a standalone keyer for my Bencher paddles. Lately I have been sending keyboard CW with my computer using programs designed especially for the…Continue

Started by Joe. Last reply by Brett Miller Jul 12, 2011.

 
 
 

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Jim Johns replied to Chuck aa0hw's discussion CW KEYBOARDS from the days of yore
"My first keyboard was the Heathkit Ultra Pro shown in the photo.  I usually used it when acting as Net Control for a CW net in Colorado in the early 1980s.  I'd preprogram the net preamble so that I could get my paperwork ready to run…"
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Joe commented on Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen's blog post Dit and dah memory - good or bad?
"I agree with Rich. A keyboard is the way to go at higher speeds. I can send 20 wpm with my J-38 straight key for a minute or two before passing out. My Vibroplex bug sounds good at 25 wpm and my Bencher gets me to 35 wpm. Above that I have to go to…"
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Rich Langford commented on Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen's blog post Dit and dah memory - good or bad?
"Hi Hjalmar, I use mode A for my keying but I find once I get to 40 WPM my sending is so bad I can no longer send reasonable Morse. So I am teaching myself to send using a keyboard and use the teaching program 'Mavis Beacon' I have recently…"
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Hjalmar Skovholm Hansen posted a blog post

Dit and dah memory - good or bad?

Hi CW fellowsI am training a lot to be a qrq op, and Now just beyond 40 wpm in sending.I am used to use dit and dah memory keyer iambic b , but do you Think it Will harm me When getting higher in speed.Have heard that dit and dah memory is not good for qrq - what do you Think ?Best regardsOz1jhmHjalmarSee More
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