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Your Call Sign
WF3T
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
25
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
50 to 65
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
TP1 touch paddle
Your favorite cw keyboard
I use a program I wrote to send from a PC to K3NG, Winkey, or W5UXH keyers.
Your favorite cw sending software
https://sourceforge.net/projects/tcomms4/
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
FTDX101D, K3S, KPA1500 to dipoles in the trees.
Your QSK preferences
QRQ+ on the K3S, but on the FTDX101 I use semi with a 30ms delay. That still allows me to hear between words, but greatly reduces the wear and tear on the relays.
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
Stellar Labs
What has been your most effective way of training practice, to copy and send qrq cw
Operating mobile for many years, listening to files, and the 1k hours of testing I did writing my program :-)

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Internet access struggle

It's been a long hard road but I finally have net access good enough to do iCW. I live in a very rural area in the middle of about 60k acres of woods. Satellite internet just doesn't make it for iCW. Finally got a cell booster and found out 750 MHZ RF does NOT like trees. The system came with a 4 element yagi. Tried several different spots, not consistent enough. Now I've got an 8 element up around 70 ft. in a tree that has a somewhat clearer shot to the tower and it's working reasonably…

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Posted on February 17, 2018 at 12:57pm

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