Bill Hurd
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  • Seabeck, WA
  • United States

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Jerry Weisskohl and Bill Hurd are now friends
Mar 7
Bill Hurd left a comment for Jerry Weisskohl
"Hey Jerry Nice to see you on QRQ CW. I built a filter for my keyer output and will try tp get it operating on Mumble. I always work QSK so it would be hard for me to not have it. Welcome! 73, Bill N7YT"
Mar 7
Bill Hurd left a comment for Carlos (Kal) Lemmi
"Hi Kal - logged in this afternoon and saw your came on the new member list. Great to see you here. We should have fun during the CWA in September! 73, Bill"
Aug 14, 2016
Bill Hurd replied to Artur Marcal's discussion The "Crowing Rooster” CW QSO ending
"It was published in the CFO newsletter some time ago and perhaps someone still has a copy around. CFO was a lot of fun back in the 70s and some of the ops were proficient at over 80 WPM. It takes a lot of practice to do that and there are very few…"
Apr 18, 2016
Bill Hurd replied to Artur Marcal's discussion The "Crowing Rooster” CW QSO ending
"Artur, there are three ways to do the rooster crow. Use a bug and make all the long sounds with the dash side. Use a straight key for all of it, and there was an electronic circuit that someone designed to automatically do the crow sound. Some would…"
Apr 17, 2016
Bill Hurd left a comment for Patrick Buick
"Hope to meet you on the air. I am mostly on 40 CW and sometimes on 20. I have straight key, bug, paddles for W5UXH keyer and keyboard. I think the best way to get used to QRQ is to operate QRQ on the air when you can find someone who operates that…"
Jan 13, 2015
Bill Hurd replied to Chuck aa0hw's discussion CW KEYBOARDS from the days of yore
"I used a DCM Electronics MKB-2000 sometime in the 70s when I got started in CFO and I was on so often in those days that I wore a dip in the space bar. That was a really nice board at the time but tonight I tried it out and it was stiff and clunky.…"
Jan 7, 2015
Ed Kotz - AD7GR left a comment for Bill Hurd
"Thank you, Bill... and thank you also for your military service.   Summer is my busiest time of all but I will be looking you up on freq someday.   I guess this is sorta' a warning since my very slow key might make you…"
Jul 27, 2012
Bill Hurd left a comment for Ed Kotz - AD7GR
"Ed, I am on often around 7.029 to 7.032 in the evenings and on weekend days. I use a bug and keyboard and also a keyer but no sideswiper. QRQ is a matter of using CW and using a pencil to take very brief notes but not to copy with! Hope to see you…"
Jul 27, 2012
Bill Hurd left a comment for Winston L. Lancaster
"Hey Winston, didn't we used to QSO when I was K6QXF? 73, Bill N7YT"
Jun 22, 2012
Bill Hurd replied to Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH's discussion PS-2 / USB Keyboard Rosewill Model RK-9000
"And both using the K42 keyer to make differentiation even harder."
Jun 5, 2012
Bill Hurd replied to Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH's discussion PS-2 / USB Keyboard Rosewill Model RK-9000
"Well there are several Bills around this site. When I talk with Jerry K9JB I run 55 to 60 depending on the conditions. Tonight QRN was high as was Jerry's line noise and we QSO for a mew minutes at about 20 wpm. Yesterday AI6U and I were…"
Jun 4, 2012
Bill Hurd replied to Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH's discussion PS-2 / USB Keyboard Rosewill Model RK-9000
"I am using my rk 9000RE and I like it. The feel is good and the keyboard is steady on the desk and solid. The keys feel good to me although I have to have a few hours on the air before I will really be comfortable with it. I have had a few QSO with…"
May 23, 2012
Bill Hurd replied to Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH's discussion PS-2 / USB Keyboard Rosewill Model RK-9000
"Good. I make too many mistakes and I don't have my fingers trained to hit the backspace and get rid of them so I am hopeful the layout will help with that. I should have it end of next week - its in my office now but I won't be back…"
May 11, 2012
Bill Hurd replied to Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH's discussion PS-2 / USB Keyboard Rosewill Model RK-9000
"I really look forward to the board. My DGM board is all mechanical but there is about a 1/8 dip on the space bar from hitting it to much back in the late 70s and I am afraid to use it too much because if the EPROM goes I won't have a backup…"
May 10, 2012

Profile Information

Your Call Sign
N7YT
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
40+ years starting in 1968 when I got a Hallicrafters TO keyer and started down the path.
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
60 or so but I am slowing down and need practice
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
Vibroplex Lightning, ZN single paddle
Your favorite cw keyboard
DGM MKB 2000 (gathering dust on shelf)
W5UXH keyer with WebTV wireless keyboard
Your favorite cw sending software
None
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
Ten Tec Omni V and dipole 100 watts
Your QSK preferences
full QSK
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
Use the Omni V speaker usually but some phones when need them and can find them
What has been your most effective way of training practice, to copy and send qrq cw
On the air QSO.

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At 4:27pm on July 27, 2012, Ed Kotz - AD7GR said…

Thank you, Bill... and thank you also for your military service.   Summer is my busiest time of all but I will be looking you up on freq someday.   I guess this is sorta' a warning since my very slow key might make you comatose.  hihi

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