Morse Code Requirement - Status???

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by kg4ysr, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. N2NH

    N2NH Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I get back up to speed 30 will be too slow. Is there a reason that they limit the speed there? I would think higher speed would make for more efficient operation.
  2. PE1RDW

    PE1RDW Ham Member QRZ Page

    it's not a limit in operation, just in IDing, they probably feel that an average person has to be able to decode it realtime, not a lot of highspeed manual CW can be decoded with a software decoder so a monitor would have to play back the recording at reduced speed to figure out who it was.
  3. WA2ZDY

    WA2ZDY Guest

    Yep. I remember reading some years ago that in the UK operating speed wasn't regulated but that IDing had to be no more than 20 wpm. I believe here in the US repeater IDs are now required to be no more than 20 also.
  4. KC9GUZ

    KC9GUZ QRZ Member

    Our local repeater is set for 5 WPM ID.. I dont know why but thats the way our club wanted it.

    Gives a slow coder like me a chance to recognise the characters!![​IMG]
  5. K9LRW

    K9LRW Ham Member QRZ Page

  6. WA4BRL

    WA4BRL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I thought this ought to be posted here, just in case anyone missed it.
  7. kd5rpo

    kd5rpo Ham Member QRZ Page

    [​IMG] I thought you were going to say Kevin Eubanks [​IMG] [​IMG] Jay Leno's band leader. [​IMG]
  8. WA2ZDY

    WA2ZDY Guest

    BRL, a little lonely out there on the tundra is oblast 51? !
  9. AC0H

    AC0H Ham Member QRZ Page

    Now that's a little ridiculous. Seems to me 13wpm is a good halfway point. Not so slow as to start hating the ID and not so fast as to make it uncopyable for the newbs.
  10. AG3Y

    AG3Y Guest

    I used to be able to tell which repeater I was hearing by the sound of the "courtesy beep" indicating the timers had been reset. I haven't been on a repeater for years, now. Is it any different?

    I remember that guys would just talk right on top of the CW id if it rambled on too long. No, I sure can't see a reason for it going any slower than just under the maximum allowed by the FCC.

    73, Jim
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