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Rhythmical words that are easy to catch?

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

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  1. W7UUU

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

    It's an AWFUL feeling, isn't it!!!

    But a strong motivator for hearing the "trigger words" that can all end in a "?": what, when, how, where, which, etc. - ALL of which can very often end in "?"

    The "dreaded question mark" is a big part of what forced me to really start trying harder to copy.

    HOWEVER - you can always come back with "SRI OM UR QUESTION AGN AGN TU".... then just try as hard as you possibly can to "pull it out" on the second go-round. I've done this a zillion times in my 45 years on CW

    Good luck!

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  2. AJ6KZ

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    Well, this isn't a whole word, but two Ls in a row stick out like a sore thumb to me. It's usually either call or fall or perhaps just all.

    And on a side note, believe it or not the letter that usually flummoxes me in chatting is Q. Go figure.
     
  3. W5BIB

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    dididit dit dit dididah = SEE U (see you)
    or;
    dididit dididah = S U (see you)


    Both versions have a nice rhythm & were used a lot by Merchant Shipping & Coast Station Operators as a final transmission (sent right before the dit dit);) no matter what their country of origin was.



    see u
    dit dit


    :D
     
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  4. K1LKP

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    THANK YOU KELLY,

    THREE CHEERS FOR MOLASSES


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    HAVE LOTS OF FUN WITH THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CW.
     
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  5. KM6KJI

    KM6KJI Ham Member QRZ Page

    As a beginner I've also practiced sending "THX FER CALL" maybe more than thousand times, followed by "UR RST 5NN" :)
     
  6. M6GYU

    M6GYU Ham Member QRZ Page

    And surely a strong motivator to actually listen to what the other person is sending you and/or getting better at reading morse maybe?
     
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  7. W7UUU

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

    Absolutely! The "dreaded question mark" made me a MUCH better CW operator before I was even 20 years old.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  8. VE3BXG

    VE3BXG XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    To answer your original question, here are some of what I think are the most easily identifiable, memorizable, rhythmical words/abbreviations:

    FEET
    FER
    TNX
    TU
    RST
    THE
    HERE
    TEST
    RIG
    WX
    73
    OP
    DX
    CW
    CQ

    Enjoy CW and keep at it. It's great and worth the effort.
     
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  9. KM6KJI

    KM6KJI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for this word. I always sent "FT" instead of "FEET", didn't realize FEET sounds better in rhythm ... di-di-dah-dit dit dit dah-!
     
  10. KE4OH

    KE4OH Ham Member QRZ Page

    My name, Steve, is rhythmic in CW. "ste" and "ve" are the same, just slightly different spacing.
     
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