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Jun 3 09 10:50 PM

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What is your comfort level now. Is it 13wpm, or maybe 20 wpm, or maybe even faster.
That is great- congratulations!
One problem that a person confronts as they increase the speed at which they are able to copy cw is the fact that at a critical point in the process they are sidetracked when they miss a letter or so and then by the time they recover several more letters have flown by.
Can you read the following paragraph?
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
You will notice, if your computer has spell check, that just about every word is flagged because it is really misspelled. Yet studies have shown that most folks can read the paragraph at near normal reading speed.
Some folks who are much wiser than I have alluded to the fact that to learn to read high speed cw effort needs to be made to dwell not on letters but rather words. I hope you can see where this is going.
Further, if you get into the really high speed category you hear phrases and sentences.
This bit of trivia caught my interest.
What do you think of it?

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Aug 19 09 12:10 PM

CNN News in Morse Code

Chris Kantarjiev K6DBG has set up an application that takes the CNN news feed on Twitter and converts it to Morse code.
The Morse audio is streamed in a WinAmp format and so will NOT work with Windows Media Player. You need to install WinAmp on your PC, which is available from the URL below.
Two varients of the Morse CNN news are available, slow and fast, at
Chris K6DBG has also made available NN9U's CW practice tables and W1AWCW practice at
WinAmp Media Player

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Aug 27 09 10:49 AM

Morse code videos on the internet

In this month's edition of the Fists Down Under newsletter, they feature a range of interesting YouTube videos of Morse code.
Video of 'DA', also known as Denice Stoops, the first female telegrapher who worked at KPH until the end of commercial Morse operations and the closure of the station in 1998.
Denice is seen here sending the closing transmissions of the MRHS (see them at ) Night of Nights 10.
Each year (in this case exactly 10 years) to the minute, that commercial Morse operations ceased in the United States, former RCA shore station KPH comes alive to pay tribute to those who came before us to honour their skill and talents.
Many other maritime shore stations and vessels join in, and thousands of people all over the world tune in each year to pay tribute, and copy the CW 'music' once again commanding the airwaves.
This video was shot in the control room at the KPH, KSM, and KFS transmitter site and brought to a close Night of Nights X. The KPH 'wheel' is being sent in the beginning of the video before transmitter supervisor Steve Hawes 'pulls the plug' and connects DA's chrome Vibroplex bug to the panel to key all the transmitters at once.
The whole building is electrified by the transmitters and the spirit of the men (and women) that were the only connection between those at sea and the world. It is an emotional experience to be part of such an event.

Another video of Denice operating at W6CF
California Historical Radio Society. PO BOX 31659.
San Francisco, CA 94131. USA.

Morse code coast stations sent the 'wheel', a repeating message stating they were open for business and where they were listening for ships, whenever they were not engaged in sending or receiving messages.
The first were literally wheels – disks with notches cut in them to key the Morse code letters. Later punched paper tape was used for the wheel and prepared messages like press. In the last phase the wheel was generated by an electronic keyboard.
At KSM the MRHS has recently restored punched paper tape equipment to send the wheel. See it in operation.

Our thanks to Fists Down Under for allowing us to reprint this item from their newsletter 

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Oct 8 09 9:17 PM


US Army Morse Code training movie

A 1966 US Army Training movie for Morse Code has been made available on YouTube.
Army Morse Code Part 1

Army Morse Code Part 2

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