A recent poll was taken on the front page of QRQcw asking the question by one of our members, Rick, VE3MFN:
"I'm wondering what the consensus is on weight adjustment as one gets over 50 wpm"
4 cw audio mp3 files were made using FLdigi with each file sending cw at 75 wpm at 5.5 ms rise/fall time using Hanning Raised Cosine edges. Each file had a small change in dash/dot ratio and/or weight settings.
A total of 18 cw ops voted. Results are below:
THE WINNING VOTE WAS A TIE BETWEEN FILES 2 AND 4
- Dash/dot ratio of 3.2 to 1 , tied with default dash/dot ratio of 3 to 1 -
- all files received a significant amount of votes -
Here are the mp3 files:
QRQ COPY TEST: WHICH OF THE mp3 CW FILES BELOW SOUNDS THE BEST TO YOU we are testing weight and dot/dash ratio at 75 wpm for your preferences Please listen to these 4 mp3 files(75 wpm) and vote on which one you like best
RESULTS ARE IN: 18 VOTES TOTAL
FILE 1 = 50 % WEIGHT 2.8 dash/dot ratio 5.5ms rise/fall time(3votes)
FILE 2 = 50 % WEIGHT 3.2 dash/dot ratio 5.5ms rise/fall time(6votes)
FILE 3 = 38 % WEIGHT 3.0 dash/dot ratio 5.5ms rise/fall time(3votes)
FILE 4 = 50 % WEIGHT 3.0 dash/dot ratio 5.5ms rise/fall time(6votes)