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CW Contesting Speed

Dec 8th 2011, 19:42

N6NQZ

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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What sending and receiving CW speed is necessary to effectively participate in contesting?
Dec 8th 2011, 21:26

N0NB

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I find the majority of stations I work are between 20 and 26 WPM. A few slower and some faster. It also seems to depend on the contest. It seems that CQ WW brings out the speed demons while Field Day, Sweepstakes and the 160m 'test are a bit slower.

I can work the majority of stations around 22 WPM which is comfortable for me.

73, de Nate >>
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Dec 27th 2011, 15:52

gschwab

Joined: Dec 23rd 2011, 15:54
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And if those speeds are too fast for you don't despair...simply send QRS PSE at a speed good for you, the good contester WILL slow down for you.
Jul 5th 2012, 02:13

KF5QEO

Joined: May 16th 2012, 03:22
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1> If they want the points, they'll slow down to 1wpm if they have to! ;-)
2> I'm just learning CW and have kind of been wondering, once I finish the course, is there a site I can visit and do some kind of test to see how fast my CW is? I'm just curious, mainly I plan to use my CW skills for understanding repeaters, but... Would like to know what kind of speed I'm looking at mainly when I hear others give a wpm, I can judge weather it is way faster, or moderately faster, etc...
Jul 5th 2012, 18:20

N0NB

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Yes, go to http://lcwo.net where you can also do all sorts of practice sessions in addition to learning Morse Code.

73, de Nate >>
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