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Preferred paddle techniques for letter formation

Jun 1st 2018, 07:25

w4zd

Joined: Jun 1st 2018, 06:57
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I use a paddle with an iambic keyer for CW, and have often wondered if there is a standard or preferred technique for letter formation. For instance, when sending a W I can press both paddles, immediately release the dit paddle, then the dah paddle. Result: ._ _ Or I can press the dit paddle only, shift my fingers so that I simultaneously release the dit paddle and engage the dah paddle. Same result: ._ _

There are many letters that can be sent in more than one way like this. Is there a standard or recommended way, or is this just personal preference?
Jun 1st 2018, 20:11

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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http://www.kl7kc.com/FistsCodeCourse/sending.pdf

Tutorial on sending Morse code with an iambic paddle.
Jun 2nd 2018, 05:59

w4zd

Joined: Jun 1st 2018, 06:57
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Thanks for the link, much appreciated. I find it ironic that in his table of keying for letters and numbers he omitted the letter W, the one I used in my example.

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