Hi Guys! Just a week till
I was googling the web a
couple of days ago - that infinite web - and again ran
across a part of our hobby called QRQ:
yes it is the cousin of QRS but much faster, hi.
Anyway, did some googling
and ran across (again) a reference to ZART, "Zen and Art
of Radio Telegraphy" by Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ. It's a
long read but skimmed a bit and ran across a discussion
on the difference in sound at 50 to 60 WPM between
English and (for example) German. Fascinating! Since
German has lots of ICH, BER, and VER letter
combinations, a conversation in Germanï¿½sounds different
that say an English one. Strange and interesting.
Of course this is the claim
of the author, not me; I'm TOO SLOW.ï¿½
I did download some sound
files from N5WDI's "QRQ CENTRAL" website and listened to
the most popular conversational words - he claims are
YOU, I, TO, THE, A, AND, THAT, IT, OF and ME. They
certainly have their own rythms!
Guess I'll get out my old
German textbook and copy out say ten sentences....and
repeat them in Engish, and then compare the "general"
sound of each code file. A number of code practice
programs support text input with code output.
If anyone else is
interested in digging further too, grab me at OzarkCon
and we can chat. Keep in mind that this is all new to
UNK PHIL, W0XI