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Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: CW Academy
Topic: Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Armed Forces Code Course & Aptitude Test

From CWOPS Yahoo group post.... Morse code aptitude.... Below is a web site of old recordings used by the Armed Forces in 1942. The intent of the first part was to determine Morse Code Aptitude. Interesting to listen to. de k1dw https://archive.org/details/U.S._Armed_Forces_Institute_Basic_Radio_Cod...
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Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: CW Academy
Topic: Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Chuck Adams K7QO Interview

Chuck Adams K7QO Interview. http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/qso-today/e/40458358?autoplay=true Class, please take the time to listen to this interview. Chuck gives some very good advice on how to achieve higher CW speeds. He also tells some interesting stories related to Morse code. Chuck can copy o...
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Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: CW Academy
Topic: Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Chuck Adams Code Course

Here is a link to the K7QO code course. You may find it usefull. It is in the form of an ISO image. Some operating systems, such as Windows 10, will mount an ISO image automatically. http://www.k7qo.net/k7qo-course-3.0.iso
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Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: CW Academy
Topic: Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015

Just worked E51DWC - South Cook Island and VK2BJ - Syndey on 40 meters af 7AM ESDT. They were both LOUD ! I havent heard signals that loud from Oceania in a while.
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: CW Academy
Topic: Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015

Nice meeting you Dave. Thanks for joining the forum. I had a local QSO this morning on 80 meters. Looking for some DX on 40 meters right now. Then it's off to work for me. Take care. -Joe
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: CW Academy
Topic: Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Class Discussion - Sept/Oct 2015

Class discussions will be held here.
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Heavy Duty Cootie
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Heavy Duty Cootie

Thanks Steve ! That means allot coming from a master key builder like yourself. Welcome to the forum. -Joe
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Breaking Bad Habits
Topic: How many really know that they HAVE bad habits?
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: How many really know that they HAVE bad habits?

Steve, I could copy you fine but I'm used to copying the irregular "swing" of bug and cootie ops. We all tend to have that to some degree. Although, I've had a couple of QSO's with cootie ops that I would swear where using a keyer. Recordings are a great way to hear what you "really&q...
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Heavy Duty Cootie
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Heavy Duty Cootie

From it's simple design to it's solid build and smooth operation the Heavy Duty Cootie is a real performer. Machined from solid 6061 aircraft aluminum and mounted on a solid 3/4 inch thick brass base this key looks great and stays put. It has an adjustable length lever arm made from a real hack saw ...
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Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: The Swipe-O-Matic - Sideswiper Project
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: The Swipe-O-Matic - Sideswiper Project

Built a prototype of a basic sideswiper this past weekend. Simple hack saw blade with one end mounted in a slotted block of solid aluminum and the other end spaced evenly between a two contact screws mounted in a solid aluminum contact holder. Blade can quickly and easily be moved on or out for tens...

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