Rhythmical words that are easy to catch?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by KM6KJI, Dec 14, 2019.

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  1. KM6KJI

    KM6KJI Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's been almost a year since I made my first cw qso, but I'm still far away from any proficiency even at very low speed. But, I'm also enjoying the slow progress, I feel myself getting better little by little.

    In many situations, either training or real, I feel my brain easily loosing focus unless I hear some familiar words that I already picked up very quick somehow. Those words have some musical rhythm that is easy to remember (or hard to forget once picked up). Just a few of them here:

    What are your favorite words that you learned so quick with no much effort? I want to try yours and see if they fit in my sense of rhythm.
  2. WB5YUZ

    WB5YUZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congratulations! You are starting to recognize whole words. This is a big step forward.

    Try listening to a little high speed practice, W1AW or streaming online. Listen to stuff that goes a little faster than you can copy. You will soon find yourself picking out more and more whole words until it becomes how you "think" with CW.
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  3. W5WTH

    W5WTH Ham Member QRZ Page

  4. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

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  5. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page


    ill never be a cw op but i love the sound and had fun learning to copy by sending as fast as i could driving, id send each sigh i saw b4 i passed it. im a 13 wpm extra and still have fun with a bencher,built on curtiss keyer and speaker,9 v batt.
    i turn it around, then do it left handed!
    no,im not good enuf to qso but i still like it...
    --... ...--
  6. W9EBE

    W9EBE Subscriber QRZ Page

    I'm not sure if this fits your criteria for "easy to learn" words, but I've always thought the name "George" had a nice rhythm. :)
  7. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    C ----- SEE
    U ....... YOU
    L ....... LATER
    73 ...... BEST WISHES


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  8. KM6KJI

    KM6KJI Ham Member QRZ Page

    hmm let me see... dah-dah-dit dit dah-dah-dah / di-dah-dit dah-dah-dit dit .. I'm not sure :p
    For me "Steve" is the easiest one to copy, except those short names like "Tom" or "Jim"
  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    As a young Novice in 1974 struggling to copy faster speeds, the thing I HATED MOST was "?"....

    That almost always meant he asked me a QUESTION***.... so I tuned in very early to words like "what", "where", "when" and "how" - words that very often will become a question - so I would hear those "trigger words" and listen my very very best knowing that a question was coming....

    ...and the DREADED "?"



    ***back then, a lot of old timers would send a "?" to indicate they realized they had sent a typo and would resend - have not heard that done in many years - but back then, a "?" could have two meanings: I'm asking you something, or "let me resend that"
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  10. KM6KJI

    KM6KJI Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's exactly what I feel, I often misses the other op's question and makes a wrong answer, not even realizing that it is a question until I hear di-di-dah-dah-di-dit

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