I actually pride myself in how slow my mind works sometimes - so no
If I hear you call at 3 wpm I will respond at 3 wpm. (give me a few
seconds to plug in my straight key).
It really helps if you are on frequency. There are ways to adjust Rockmite
and Pixie type circuits to easily accomplish that.
All of us - even the highest speed whiz bang operators - started at zero
The only way to do it is to just do it.
Don't worry about mistakes. I can guarantee that I make more mistakes
during a net than all the other operators combined.
Practice on sending your call, name, state, and RST. That will be enough
for a Net check-in. If you make a mistake in sending your name, for example,
just send a bunch of dits and try again. Repeat this as necessary. I'm not in a
Give it a try next week.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 9:32
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
i listened in for the entire net. It sure sounded like it as
much a buzz... however, being a “newbie” to CW and Morse, I can only pick out
a letter or two on occasion. There seems to be a renewal of interest in QRP
and CW. Have you given thought to providing a net for those of us that can use
a Rockmite or Pixie and our watts and WPM are interchangeable? I think this
would be a good thing as an encouragement to new CW
Let me know if and when you a “Slow Code for Slow
Minds” net and I will be the first to join
72 and God bless.