"Well Hi Paul, yes I noticed the winter weather in your area is worse now that it was during the winter season! Lord what has happened to our world? We have had 100 degree temps already but today it's around 80 a just a great…"
Been ham 32years, been working on my sending and copy that long. Just now really starting to hear words and learning not to get upset when I miss something, making Morse so much more fun for me.
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
45 right now
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
Vibroplex Vibrokeyer single paddle with jeweled movement & now trying to master my McElroy Deluxe.
Your favorite cw keyboard
Not using a keyboard or computer for copy at all. Don't want to take the work and pleasure of accomplishing something away.
Your favorite cw sending software
My favorite cw sending is via the Key, not interested in software to send.
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark 5 along with a 3 element yagi 10-15-20 500 Watts, Ameritron AL-811H, and a Yaesu FL-2100B Amplifiers. Other antennas are a
shunt fed 160 sloper and a vertical with radials.
Your QSK preferences
My rig is good up to about 50 wpm QSK...
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
Using Heil Proset 3 & a Sony MDR-XD200, much better comfort than the Heil.
What has been your most effective way of training practice, to copy and send qrq cw
On the air QSO's and getting in some contests. Really enjoy listening to some outstanding QRQ ops and just trying to copy in my head and once in awhile I jump in and find out I still need lots of work. But you know it's fun and I am not afraid to do it.