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Biggest on air mistake...

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by N2OTG, Aug 11, 2019.

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  1. N8AFT

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    Nancy said "accuracy transcends speed"...
    Nancy Kott WZ8C SK, headed up organizing FISTS in the U.S.A...

    Learn Morse.
    Do CW.
    73
     
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  2. N2OTG

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    RIP. What a loss to ham radio.
     
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  3. N8AFT

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    Quite. I got to meet her at Dayton her last trip... :oops:
     
  4. NN4RH

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    People who set their keyer speed way too fast for their capabilities.
     
  5. N8AFT

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    Yes, That AND guys with no business using or even owning a bug! :p
    Machine gun dits and painfully slow dahs... never learned how to adjust or use it properly.
    I have however heard a few guys on bugs that I would have swore they were on a straight key! Vy accurate fist...
     
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  6. KF4ZGZ

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    This ..... bug users should be indistinguishable on the air ..... most are immediately obvious.
     
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  7. N8AFT

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    How about the guy who sends B T in place of / ?
    I always think he's gonna be sending me a word, but then it magically becomes a pro-sign. :p
    A random QRL without the question mark to see if the freq is open is always at the top of the list.
     
  8. WR2E

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    If the title had been "Bad CW timing" then yes, word spacing is VERY important! It can be the difference between 100% and almost nil copy.

    But "Biggest on air mistake"? No, of course not.
     
  9. N8AFT

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    But Jeff, Do you have one in mind? Maybe not the biggest but how about the most prevalent?
     
  10. WR2E

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    I agree that many bug ops are terrible, but if the guy is CONSISTENT with his 'style' ( and iuse that term loosely!) It is possible to adapt and copy ok. Takes years of practice copying though to be able to do this.

    In fact, same goes for straight key users.
     

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