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Weight and dash to dot ratio settings for qrq cw copy: what settings are preferred by the majority vote

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…

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Added by Chuck aa0hw on January 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

MorsePal: A WEBSITE DEDICATED TO HELPING CW OPS WORLDWIDE TO MEET AND QSO

Just found this site this week and wanted to share with everyone.

Here is the link: MorsePal





Added by Chuck aa0hw on November 11, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

SCIENCE PROVES THAT MORSE CODE INCREASES THE AMOUNT OF NEURONS IN YOUR BRAIN

Added by Chuck aa0hw on September 2, 2010 at 6:08pm — No Comments

IS THE DASKEYBOARD THE ULTIMATE QRQ CW KEYBOARD ? The winner of THE ULTIMATE TYPING CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 (163 wpm) says YES !







" The Das Keyboard compares to the legendary IBM Model M. Its best-in-class, mechanical, gold-plated key switches provide a tactile and audio click that makes typing a joy. "…



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Added by Chuck aa0hw on July 27, 2010 at 8:24am — 5 Comments

A CLASSIC MORSE CODE TUTORING DEVICE FROM THE 80's: THE SINCLAIR ZX81 COMPUTER



The above blog post is HERE



The article from 1982 is…

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Added by Chuck aa0hw on March 2, 2010 at 8:19am — No Comments

Live Recording of a past 5 STAR CLUB, QRQ CW NET

Added by Chuck aa0hw on February 16, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Video as seen on BBC about Morse Code

Added by Chuck aa0hw on October 21, 2009 at 7:18am — No Comments

ONLINE CW TRAINING

Check out: http://lcwo.net/

For the LOGIN to the site in the case that you do not wish to put in your personal data and callsign;

type in the word test for both the user name and password for guest login

THEN:

In the menu, under SPEED PRACTICE, go to WORD TRAINING



Then type in the parameters for speed and pitch and word length:…

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Added by Chuck aa0hw on August 31, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

AA0HW 's Quest for QRQ

I first became interested in HAM RADIO when I was about 10 years old. My grandpa gave me a kit from

Radio Shack: 50 ELECTRONIC PROJECTS (I found about 100 things to do with that kit)

My journey towards Ham Radio had begun. Working with the electronic parts and putting together various simple devices was great fun. Looking for more than Radio Shack could offer , a HEATHKIT store near our house came into play. Going there with my father and just looking around, introduced… Continue

Added by Chuck aa0hw on March 21, 2008 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

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