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Offline K2MIJ

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2013, 18:07:29 UTC »
I am both CW and Phone, I started out as a Code requirement Novice and was CW exclusively until I discovered QRP(p) SSB by accident and found out all the nonsense about QRP being a CW "only" mode was just that, nonsense!

Yes, I am a CW operator and love it!

 Although, I use only a straight key...I must be the only person on earth who just cannot coordinate his fingers with his brain! I just can't get the hang of paddles but I vow as my 2014 New Years resolution to master the paddles once and for all!


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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2013, 22:13:49 UTC »
I am a CW operator,straight key.my radio is FT817 with 5band DP ANT(80'40'20'15'10),I like the DX contest ,cqww&cqwpx ect.

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Offline HA5DI

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2013, 12:37:32 UTC »
My prefered mode is CW with an elkey. It is not only fun, requires attention. It is relaxing, not taling about other advantages in QRP operation. Being an engineer I like digital modes from technical point of view, but do not like making QSO just pressing F1, F2, F2, F8 on my keyboard :)

So long live CW!
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Offline GM0LVI

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2013, 00:06:51 UTC »
Now about 90% cw. I bought a KX3 back in June as I'd become really disenchanted with the awful operating standards of many QRO DX chasers and my time on air had declined to almost zero over the last 6 or 7 years. I've been astounded by how much DX I can work with just 5 or 10 Watts and delighted by the manners and courtesy of the QRP community.
FT-1000MP is gathering dust!
Dave

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2013, 13:56:02 UTC »
I've been QRP and CW since obtaining my Novice Ticket in 1979. I use the same CW Straight Key I had as a Novice!

72/73 John N2DVD

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2013, 18:49:28 UTC »
I use CW with a navy flame proof straight key.


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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2013, 23:46:57 UTC »
I use a straight key also. From Soviet military equipment.
GL es 73 de Ihor UR3LCM

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2013, 18:34:43 UTC »
Hi, I use home made paddle.

Best 73's   Alain

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2013, 23:58:12 UTC »
Hello QRP fans,

Here also only QRP+CW+HF for all my entire amateur life (except some events). I don't know how to make a SSB QSO indeed (seriously) but it doesn't mean I'm a top notch operator, more like an average operator.
Lately I'm more inclined to mechanical generated morse code (straight key, cootie/sideswiper, bug).
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72 de EA8BVP, Bal

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2013, 13:57:11 UTC »
I work also exclusively cw. Last times I went back to the calm pleasure of the vertical key.
happy new year!

Juan
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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2013, 17:27:06 UTC »
Hello QRP fans,

Here also only QRP+CW+HF+ VHF (only on six meters),  for all my entire amateur life (50 years). I use an old marine straight keyJ-38, a J.W.Bunnell,straight key,  a Bencher BY-1 paddle and a Vibroplex single paddle vibrokeyer. 

72/73 Michel VE2TH QRP
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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2013, 15:30:18 UTC »
I'm a beginner on CW mode.

27 year on Hamradio, the first 3 years using CW , and the lasrt year working it again.

Best regards.

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2014, 12:53:11 UTC »
I'm a CW operator for 90 % of my time and mostly QRP !

Have been a Ham since 1993 and love CW with my straight key  ( old German WW2 - Key ) , but I have a dozen of other keys as well !

Hope to cu on the air !

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Hans
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Offline KK4LPG

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2014, 17:37:02 UTC »
m0jha,
Here is my QRP / CW station, HW8 and 1940 bug,
set up for weak signal CW ops on 20M. 
This circuit has allowed me to pull out S1 CW signals.



http://files.qrz.com/g/kk4lpg/45127a0a5e8252420eba9c4730143a46.JPG

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Glen Ellis, KK4LPG
glene77is   --- QRP CW only !    
--- Amateur General  K4KKQ / KK4LPG, 
CW is the "Real Thing" in Ham Radio    
Anything else can be done on a Cell-Phone !
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Offline M0ggk

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2014, 18:25:59 UTC »
Hi all
        I am 95% CW the other five per cent I listen! Lol only kidding I do use the dreaded mike but that is so my kids have a chat and I can try and turn the other op from the dark side!

Dave M0GGK
Best 73 Dave M0GGK