Hi, to All!
I've been practicing CW since 1981, since then i felt in love with telegraphy.
I am a member of quite a few high speed telegraphy clubs, and quite active
on all hf bands.
Unfortunately for the last few years the conditions on hf is very poor, and
it's very hard to make solid contacts even with eurpoean statios, because of
heavy QRM QRN QSB or just because of the poor condx.
Now a days I experiencing, that there is less and less QRQ ops on the band from EU,
and I can't even dream of having qso wit guys from US, because of the limitation of my
antenna system have no linear amplifier and also because of the conditions on the bands.
There is only a handfull of people from Germany and Italy who are still active on the bands,
and i have the opportunity to ragchew with them.
I am searching on the internet a lot, and i've find W4MQ's remote base station too
which is not bad, but still having difficulty to produce a perfect cw qso.
I have to tell you, that my keyboard skills are less then bad:-))) I'm good only with paddles
using a vibroplex iambic deluxe paddle i can go up to 60wpm.
I am practicing RUFZ, Morse runner CW freak these programs are good for increasing
one's contest skills, but there is an other program called G4FON cw copy practice, one
can copy any kind of file in to text and paste it in to G4FON's text file.
It could be New York times or all kind of ham related or any other stuff, and one can
increase the speed from 9 up to 80 wpm great copy practice.
All in all I've been find the perfect program for high speed telegraphy ops
it's called CQ100 invented in Canada.
It is free for 90 day's then have to register 32 bucks for one full year, all they need is a copy of
your ham radio licence.
I am using this program for the 2nd year now and very satisfied with,
The audio quality is more then perfect either on cw or ssb.
One can use keyboard or paddle's either way it can produce a perfect signal.
I have had a bunch of qso with a lot of guys, from all over the world allready
including CFO ops.
The bands are not crowded yet, but i hope that it's just a matter of time.
There is a few very great high speed ops working there from time to time.
The program itself looks like a real radio gear it works from 80m to 10m cw and ssb.
All i wanted to say is, if the real hf conditions are ain't that good this program would worth
a try, and it ain't cost anything for 90 day's and one can work either domestic or dx :-))
My best regards