;D Most if not all of the programs touting the Koch method for CW practice allow for one WPM rate for the characters and another WPM rate for inter-character and inter-word spacings. . The idea is to allow one to hear the characters at a desired speed but provide for extra time to decode each. This works well for characters. However, I think, it makes the words - at some intermediate rates - sound odd, not like they'd sound when characters and all spacing are at one faster rate. So, I've been looking for a program that sets the full WPM rate desired for characters and intra-word spaces but allows for the variation of the inter-word rate (not as above with Koch). I've not found such a program yet. However, I've found a way to control the inter-word rate using two programs: Justlearnmorsecode and Morse-Mail. Here's how I do it: [li]Use justlearnmorse code to generator a partial list of the 100 most common words for practice, set at 25 or 30 WPM (for my goal).[/li] [li]Then use Morse Mail to convert the words to the morse mail (coded) file format[/li] [li]Then copy that coded message to notepad (a text file) and search and replace ALL of the inter-word duration entires - a number -with the new desired inter-word number (rate) desired. [/li] [li]Then copy that back into the morse mail message windor and run it[/li] <p>So far that is working for me and I’ll will report back if it seems to work better than using Koch alone for word practice. I’ve been making up batches of word files at 30 WPM, where the content is the same but the work spacing is different. 73s. Phil. WØXI. <p>PS: Copying behind becomes a problem when the inter-word spacing approaches 12-14 WPM. That’s where the learning begins and that’s where the acknowledgement of the last character begins to compete with the next character. One can inch this boundary up during practice. I plan on trying it with text too, where’in the mind aids in combining text in expected sentence syntax. A goal down the road is to “listen” to articles from magazines in CW rather than read them. 73s. Phil.