Re: 40m Net

Dwayne R <masterdr@...>

Bill is right. . .

CW is a LOT of fun. ..and very rewarding. I have chatted with folks from about 2wpm to over 40.
Bill and I have chatted before, it has been a while, but he was in my log a couple of times

Thanks Bill for coming back to me. Didn't have a straight key, it was in Colorado, and I had all
the weights I could get on the arm of that bug. That bug was made in 1919. Serial number 65,9XX.

You did a great job on the net.

First time I have checked into a CW net in decades. I appreciate what you guys are doing.
I purchased a BJ about 6 months ago or so, and have enjoyed using it a lot. Good job on your
designs, patience, and ability to produce such a good transceiver.



On Thu, 7/5/18, dekle <dekle@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [4SQRP] 40m Net
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018, 11:27 AM

Hi Dennis,
I actually pride myself in how slow my mind works
sometimes - so no
problem there.
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.


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