Busted! by the CW Police

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by KD8ZM, Aug 11, 2017.

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  1. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi guys. I just got a Youkits HB-1B and have been doing more CW as a result the past few days (much better receiver than the Icom 7200, more selective, too) so I'll see if I get any "naughty nooby" cards in the mail on that rig. I have had a huge response to CQs on the youkits rig so obviously power output is no handicap in the CW world.
    Although most OM CW ops are helpful as heck for a new CW op, I occasionally run into some who have gone to the Dark Side of ex-elmering, when I visit The Drooping Dipole (a ham bar near here). I choose to sit at a different table.
    Am really enjoying CW, slow as I am!
    I do intend to have a friend nearby tune me in and record me on the Icom, soon. I'm just having too much fun with the youkits rig right now to have done it. This is fun.
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  2. AA4OO

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    Congrats on the HB-1B. You'll have fun with it.

    You can likely find a websdr station that can hear you on 40m and you can record your own signal from them, download it and listen to it at your convenience.

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  3. VK2WP

    VK2WP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    And don't forget the drift, one Ukrainian op had me adjusting the RIT every time he started sending. Your guess is as good as mine as to what he was using.
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  4. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    VFO slightly more accurate than a Skud missile, perhaps? :)
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  5. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds intriguing, but I don't understand anything on their website! Thank you for sharing it though.
  6. WF4W

    WF4W Ham Member QRZ Page

    believe it or not, they're trying to do their 'job' . And they aren't the CW police. The CW Police gather at the transmit frequency of a juicy DX station working split. They see who can pounce the quickest by sending UP UP UP UP LID
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  7. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Brady , I hope you can work me some time on 80 or 40M, should be an easy path up here to southeast Michigan . I always slow down for new CW ops and try to set a good example.
    You will get a truthful report from me
    I have Been pounding Brass on the ham bands for 56 years and it's still fun ! Operating on or near the SKCC club frequencies. 3550, 7055, 7114 and 7120 are good spots.
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  8. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the reply and the offer! I have been using complete honesty as a way to deal with the speed of more accomplished CW ops, by telling them that I am new to CW. Without exception, these more experienced ops are helpful, encouraging, and happy to QRS to my pathetically slow 10 WPM copy rate. I am very impressed with the attitude and helpfulness of CW ops in general. I also help myself out by turning down the RF output when CQ-ing so that anyone still able to hear me will probably have a good SNR, as scratchy, QSB CW is very difficult for me to copy at this stage. I am only crawling at this point, not walking and not running - there's no use pretending otherwise!
  9. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    I once heard this:

    stn1: UP UP UP
    stn2: STFU
    stn1: NO USTFU

    I kid you not... jeesh, some kids parents...
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  10. KD2RON

    KD2RON Ham Member QRZ Page

    I often get on sir.hu , gives a large selection of free receivers to pick from, and check out how my signal sounds. I have tried using it as the rec and an old heath kit to transmit but lag time can be distracting.

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