Pet Peeve RE: CW

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by K8CPA, Aug 27, 2016.

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  1. N2SUB

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    It's a term of endearment. I was thinking about Archie (Bunker) to match your online personality, but I thought you might be offended. ;)
  2. WB0MPB

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    John, WB0MPB
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  3. K3XR

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    You might be able to pick up a used one on the Zed.
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  4. AF7XT

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    Circa 1945 lightning and of course I still have it.
    Photo when I see it next.
    I may forgo the 'plex for a handmade iambic as I happen to be a fair machinist.
    I had a go at an iambic and keyer combo recently at another shack and felt more comfortable than I did with a straight key or his modern 'plex . Admittedly I was sending pretty much garbage but as he explained iambic method it just seemed to click. Then I went home and tried it. (laughing) I still suck.
    I don't really have time to regularly dedicate to my ear or fist at the moment but will soon. I just have to make up my mind which key. Then there is my ear... (laughing again).
  5. AF7XT

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    ...My fist has been mistaken for either QRM and/or QRN simultaneously (still laughing)
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  6. N2EY

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    Sweet! If it's in good shape there are folks who will buy it.

    It's all about what works....

    By "lightning" I presume you mean a Lightning Bug:


    and not a 1952 Vincent Black Lightning:

    1952 vincent.jpg

    73 de jim, N2EY
  7. K8JD

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    What the "source" is,
    COMMON PRACTICE, what hams have been doing for a LONG time . I have been hearing this from old timers when I was a Novice in 1961 ! Like a TRADITION.

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