Ron Smith
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  • Sun City West, AZ
  • United States

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Ron Smith posted a status
"After playing in the IARU contest I admit that the 7600 is a great rig with outstanding receiver. Had great fun with poor band conditions."
Jul 10
Rich Langford commented on Ron Smith's status
"Hi Ron, We had a demo last night at our local radio club of the IC 7300 it worked very  well indeed but the one thing that put me off was it won't do qsk over 30 wpm according to Rob Sherwood. The 7300 has 2 relays in it one for the rx…"
Jul 8
Ron Smith posted a status
"Just picked up a IC-7600, seems to be a good rig for CW so far."
Jul 3
Ron Smith commented on Paul E. Genaw's photo


"Hey guy, how's the DX up your way?  Hope all is well.... N7RD Ron"
May 10
Ron Smith posted a status
"Still working hard at copying in my head. I find on the air QSO is the best teacher by a long shot. 73 es Good Morse to all."
May 10
Ron Smith updated their profile
May 10
Ron Smith posted a status
"Happy 2016 to all from Arizona!"
Jan 2, 2016
Ron Smith posted a status
"Having 2 rigs is nice. Well I switched from my 756 Pro2 over to the Knwd 590S. Hear signals with the 590 never heard with the Icom."
Oct 30, 2015
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Such a dream to operate this key.
Jul 20, 2015
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Jul 4, 2015
Ron Smith posted a status
"Got my new Begali Signature, what a dream to use. Don't think I have ever sent Morse so easy. Thanks Gil for the recommendation!"
Jul 4, 2015
Ron Smith commented on Gilles Pepin's photo

Begali paddle

"Hi Gil, I ordered my signature and am hoping the band conditions arrive about the same time, hi.  Been quite nice on 6 meters but other than that not much good in the deserts this time of year.  Wanted to thank you for your input about the…"
Jun 27, 2015
Ron Smith left a comment for Paul E. Genaw
"Paul, I talked to them about that problem you are having.  They said contact them and they would fix it.  Nobody else seems to have the problem, might be some parts missing.  It's always worth at try.  As for me still…"
Jun 12, 2015
Paul E. Genaw left a comment for Ron Smith
"I think the Signature is over rated it will not keep its tension or spacing"
Jun 12, 2015
Gilles Pepin left a comment for Ron Smith
"Hello Ron I like the Begali Signature very much. It is well worth the money. It can be recommended. Good luck Gil VE2ENB"
Jun 10, 2015
Ron Smith left a comment for Gilles Pepin
"Thanks for the reply Gil, love CW and just getting lots of opinions B-4 I get a new key.  I also like everything I see and read about the signature. Adios, Ron N7RD"
Jun 10, 2015

Profile Information

Your Call Sign
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
Been ham 30 years, 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
40 right now
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
Begali Signature Magnetic
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
IC-7600 and a IC-756 Pro2 along with a 3 element yagi 10-15-20 500 Watts
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
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.

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 7:16pm on June 9, 2015, Gilles Pepin said…

Hello Ron

I like the Begali Signature very much.

It is well worth the money.

It can be recommended.

Good luck


At 9:50pm on June 11, 2015, Paul E. Genaw said…
I think the Signature is over rated
it will not keep its tension or spacing

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