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Offline M0KCP

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2014, 13:13:37 UTC »
Hi

Just joined the forum. Hello to all.
I'm 100% CW when working QRP.
I use a Palm Radio mini paddle (http://www.palm-radio.de/english/empaddle.html), Ft-817 and a Buddistick as my 'go kit'. 

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Rob M0KCP


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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2014, 15:44:39 UTC »
Not 100 % CW but near 90 % .... Like QRP DX´ing in CW and make the most contacts in that nice mode (also ragchews) but also a bit digitals (last QSO more than 1 year ago) and a bit SSB at 10 meters when the band is open and my monoband TRX is running  :))

Welcome abboard es hpe 2 cu in cw ... gl es fb dx .. 72´s  8)

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #62 on: March 05, 2021, 04:25:35 UTC »
I'm fairly new to cw but it's my go to mode besides the digital modes.  Digital doesn't excite me like cw does.  I honestly can't remember my last ssb contact.

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2021, 00:17:07 UTC »
Hi! all,

Believe it or not, , I've been all QRP/CW since I got my ticket 58 years ago.

I don't know if I'm the oldest woodpecker... Hi! Hi!  ;D

So much fun and relaxation!!

I use the Palm Mini Paddle, or the vibrokeyer (single lever») from Vibroplex, + a bencher paddle and an old  marine straight key (J.W.BUNNELL dating back from the WWII era.

I can't wait for the new cycle 25, it is really low to come alive...

Best to all, stay safe
See you on the bands. 

72/73 Mike VE2TH   The QRP'er
72/73 Michel VE2TH
The QRP'er for 59 years.

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2021, 12:27:53 UTC »
Welcome all to this ancient forum and thank you for giving it life back.
I also do only CW QRP.  Yes, I own a microphone but would have a tough time finding it somewhere in the garage.
My station runs on a 100 watt solar panel with a Renogy controller into a 20 ah battery.  I'm completely independent of the A/C power.
My main rig is a TenTec Eagle that I keep at 5 watts.  My key is a Vibroplex Racer bug and the antenna is a Butternut HF6V.
I enjoy doing Parks on the Air (POTA), and for that I use a Mountain Topper MTR-5b to a home brew portable vertical (aluminum tent poles + Wolf River coil + extendable 102" whip antenna).

I'm a member of the NAQCC, which is dedicated to QRP activities, and to the CWOPS which is dedicated to CW.

73 to y'all.



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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2022, 00:38:19 UTC »
ive been CW since late 80s. In fact most of all my rigs are CW only and some ive disabled the ssb sections.
Using CW is a second language which covers all continents and cultures.
what language can you speak where everyone on the planet can understand you with just a weeks worth of studying?

CW

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2022, 00:51:21 UTC »
I use CW mostly  and have once or twice used qrp ssb but when you need to build a simple rig to get a message out, Cw rig comes thru 100%.
2 to 3 transistors a crystal and variable cap to pull it a little ,or varicap diodes with a potentiometer for full bandwidth.
no need for a bunch of chips. Now if you are using chips, 2 can build a nice little transceiver. ne602 oscillator chip and a lm386 audio output chip. add some parts,wala!!!.Also if a ham is just starting out, CW QRP is the way to go.

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David
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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2022, 00:55:19 UTC »
Does everyone have a problem sometimes counting the dits and dahs?
even after 30 some years i still do it off and on and it slows me down.
it usually hits me after 25 wpm.

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David
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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2022, 17:31:52 UTC »
All CW for 30 years. Never operated anything else. (Though I'd like to try PSK if I can figure it out.) Recently ditched my paddles and went back to the old Novice straight key, plus a few others I've picked up along the way. Just more fun.

Also getting into simple rockbound kits that I expect to upgrade gradually with use. (VFO being an early target.) And that's the real CW. Closest we can get to spark gap today. 

Being in touch with the past is a major part of the fun of ham radio for me.

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Re: how many cw ops?
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2022, 17:50:07 UTC »
With over 40 years as an amateur, I believe that I may have, possibly, 3 or 4 hours with a mic in hand. Only to test the transceiver. So I guess I qualify as 100 percent cw.
Low-tech amateur radio in a high-tech amateur radio world. 72/73 de Dick