Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by K4KYV, Mar 18, 2019.
WELL SAID OM!
Tech here. 100% CW - 100% QRP. Rig I'm using is an MFJ 9296 into an inverted V Dipole with the apex up 30 ft.
J-37 straight key, of course. Only phone I own is on a 2 meter rig in the car.
^Bravo!^ Well done, QYX.
With just shy of 50 years in amateur radio and tasting various modes of operation, bands, and power levels, I'm also 100% CW with QRP.
My only phone "rig" is my cell phone...
I am really enjoying CW as a new guy too! Been a Ham less than a year. Got my Tech last August, but upgraded to General in January 5 months later simply because I wanted to learn more about the Ham radio hobby. I am 65 years old. My son got me into this last year.
All I have is a 40M QRP rig and a dual band HT. Built some good antennas. I put in time every day on CW. Like it for the same reasons you do. Not real interested in phone or the high tech and digi stuff. Old school Retro radio. Yeah, you, me and Marconi (and a lot of good friends here and there).
WITH LOW POWER IT'S ALL ABOUT ANTENNA AND TECHNIQUE OF OPERATING...
WELCOME ABOARD OM....
WHAT ARE YOUR FAV OP FREQS??
HOW LATE AT NIGHT R U OPERATING?
CAN WORK 7 LAND ON 40 ES 80 FROM HERE IN OHIO AFTER 0200 UTC.
Sunday May 19 0300 UTC? 7113 for starters. 7114 if busy or excessive QRN.
That place on the band should be clear of contest chaos.
Repeat your call well spaced. If you are like me at all I tend to send it smashed together like a prosign if I am not careful.
If contact is there but too faint to discern content, just send repeated well spaced letter "O".
It will be a stretch for my 7 watts. 1991 miles. But I have done it before out that way: KS, CO, WI
Standby on internet as well via my email email@example.com
All others are welcome to party too.
New Tech here. I am on HF and love to listen to CW on 40 meters.
I am still learning CW and get frustrated sometimes when I lose what's being sent so I try to keep my calling CQ to a minimum for now.
I did finally understand an entire call sign and make contact tonite with N6OSB but I couldn't keep up with everything He was sending.
Fun stuff and I am going to keep at it!