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Average Age of CW operators from my log

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by AA4OO, Sep 17, 2015.

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  1. AA4OO

    AA4OO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wes, My email is good on QRZ just send me a note and we'll see if we can schedule a QSO. I'm obviously still learning myself and can't reliably copy over 20 wpm except for simple exchanges. I'm comfortable in long ragchews at 15-18wpm but I'll QRS to whatever speed you like.
  2. AC6CV

    AC6CV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree with N4UP as we get older it seems our sending speed seems slower than our receiving speed. Since contests are at about 30 (I find 28 seems to increase QSO rate over 30+) and contesting builds our receiving speed. Most contesting is done on the keyboard. It doesn't build our key sending abilities. Receiving code is like riding a bicycle. Once you learn you never forget. Sending ability seems to wane if not used.
  3. AC6CV

    AC6CV Ham Member QRZ Page

    A good friend was at about 13 wpm. After one conest he was over 20 wpm. Get in a contest. You'll be amazed at your increased speed.
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  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I would definitely agree with this. At least for me anyway. I have never done CW via keyboard. I use keyers and occasionally a bug. But I did in fact notice during the current contest that I easily copy 30-35 WPM no problem, but find myself sending around 25 or so on my Bencher paddle just so I can remain accurate on the more-involved exchange (not just "599 TU" sort of thing). In my case it definitely used to be the other way around - I could send way faster than I could copy!

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  5. KE0FWZ

    KE0FWZ Ham Member QRZ Page

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