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Contests - and no keyers

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KB7AK, May 18, 2019.

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  1. WG7X

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    Maybe, maybe not. I gave up on them a couple of years ago when they first started with the delivery problems. Hard to believe, but they have still sent me renewal offers from time to time. If they survive, it will be a miracle, which is too bad in any event.

    CQ magazine did/ does sponsor some interesting operating events and awards like their contests, worked all zones, the county hunting stuff and others. Those things will live on after the magazines demise because of the community support they receive. I really would like the magazine to carry on. They had some very good stuff in there and I was a subscriber for many years.

    However, I want a magazine to be on time and in my mailbox. If a "digital edition" is all they offer I'm not interested. Same thing goes for QST.

    My opinion might change... Maybe.
     
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  2. K5TRI

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  3. WA7PRC

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    My logger/keyer (WriteLog, link) has been around a L-O-N-G time. I like that it can produce s sequential serial number for the exchange OR send a 'dupe' message. It interfaces with my K1EL WinKeyer USB (link).
    On its own, WK is an excellent memory keyer. Used with the USB interface w/ a logger/keyer application, it's even better...

    • Windoze tries to interfere w/ PC ports, corrupting Morse. Instead, my logger 'dumps' ASCII to WK where the Morse is generated. Problem solved.
    • With PC & keyer NOT communicating, speeds can divurge. With WK, this never happens.
    • WK has optoisolated Morse & T/R ('PTT') outputs. No ground loops, and no need for semi-automatic (VOX) or MOX rig control. There are TWO pairs of outputs, allowing SO2R (Single Operator 2 Radio) operation.
    WK has MANY other features. :)
     
  4. K5VZD

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    The last 2 months issues arrived about the second week of the month they were due... I was so surprised I actually checked the "year" on the cover!!!
     

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