Bill Kramer
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  • Saint Paul, MN
  • United States

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Apr 23, 2012
Bill Kramer commented on Chuck aa0hw's blog post IS THE DASKEYBOARD THE ULTIMATE QRQ CW KEYBOARD ? The winner of THE ULTIMATE TYPING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 (163 wpm) says YES !
"I decided to purchase one of these keyboards to replace the Microsoft comfort curve 2000 that i was unhappy with. I bought the Customizer 104 which is the same as the Spacesaver model but has a larger border. I really like this board. The feel is…"
Apr 2, 2011
Bill Kramer left a comment for F WENDELL BOYDEN JR
"That keyer sure brings back memories. I used it for many years with a vibroplex vibrokeyer. It was designed by Jim Ricks (w9to) the founder of the "cfo" group. That's where the "TO" comes from. I never had a problem with it…"
Oct 12, 2010
Bill Kramer replied to Chuck aa0hw's discussion iCW - internet CW
"I had a mental block on that 2nd audio card. For some reason i never thought of an USB card. I will look into that this week. I already bought the isolation xfmr for the keying circuit so i'll give that a try also. This is a great site that has…"
Oct 18, 2009
Bill Kramer replied to Chuck aa0hw's discussion iCW - internet CW
"Thanks for the info. chuck. I decided to give fldigi a try but hit another roadblock when Wondershare wouldn't install on my laptop. I now see they don't support vista(64 bit). So i guess i'll step back for awhile and see what…"
Oct 18, 2009
Bill Kramer replied to Chuck aa0hw's discussion iCW - internet CW
"Include some info on USB connections. Most pc's don't use com ports anymore. My laptop surely doesn't. Thanks for the info"
Oct 15, 2009
Bill Kramer replied to Chuck aa0hw's discussion iCW - internet CW
"Without spending alot of time wading through all these programs can you tell me if i can use my existing cw keyboard. Is there a way to just pipe in my sidetone. I don't have any interest in FLDIGI at this time. Perhaps in the future i'll…"
Oct 14, 2009
Bill Kramer replied to Imre Forro HA7AP's discussion Where to practice QRQ CW !
"I have been trying to find a means of getting back on the air. Living in this condo makes it really difficult to operate due to antenna and transmitting device restrictions. I'll receive an instant fine if caught which doubles for the next…"
Feb 14, 2009

Profile Information

Your Call Sign
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
5 years
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
Up to 60
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
Bencher BY-1
Your favorite cw keyboard
Curtis KB4900 or Unicomp Customizer 104
Your favorite cw sending software
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
Ten Tec Omni Vll
MFJ-1788 Magnetic loop for 15-40 meters
Fan Dipole 10-40 meters All antennas indoor
Your QSK preferences
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
AKG K140 headphones
What has been your most effective way of training practice, to copy and send qrq cw
Listening to ebooks with FLDIGI

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At 6:26pm on December 14, 2008, Chuck aa0hw said…
Hi Bill
Welcome to the QRQcw site and thank you for joining.

I have heard some good reports on the Elecraft K3...
Look forward to your return to the HAM bands when you get your new rig.

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