Ed Kotz - AD7GR
  • Baker City, OR
  • United States

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How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
I was up to 22 wpm in 1984 when I qualified for my Amateur Extra license and that was as fast as I could push my pencil.
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
I would like to be able to have solid copy over 30 wpm.
Presently this is a dream as I am regaining lost CW skills... but dreams are realizable.
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
Sideswiper... .Begali HST II
Straight key.. My homebrew long lever Amplidan style.
Paddle......... AGA Chevron
Bug............. Vibroplex Original (bought new in 1978)
Your favorite cw keyboard
Your favorite cw sending software
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
Kenwood TS-590S (5-100W)
Kit built K2/100 (0.1-10W)
80-10M Doublet
80-10M Titan Vertical
Amplifiers: Yaesu FL-2100B that I rebuilt a few years ago.
Your QSK preferences
Presently, 5ms break-in
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
KOSS Headphones
What has been your most effective way of training practice, to copy and send qrq cw
As a CW retread I began with the various training software and when I reached the point where I wouldn't make a complete idiot of myself I went on the air after a 24 or so years CW silence.

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 12:54pm on July 23, 2012, Joe said…

Welcome, Ed. Talk to Ben, N6SL, about sideswipers. He runs a sideswiper net!


Joe W3GW

At 10:53am on July 27, 2012, Bill Hurd said…

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 on the air! 73, bill

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