"Holger 'Geri', DK8KW" wrote:
is QRSS really computer generated? Wow, thats the reason all your signals
are keyed thah exactly! I allways sit here and key down (to make things
easier with my left foot) and slowly count to 15 when I send a dot! Same on
receive! I was never sure about the real advantage of Slow CW but I thought
some people can't give or receive faster than that so thats why I used it!
You are probably right, it sounds more like a NOVICE BAND maybe some morse
lessons would be useful. It lacks the professional 160 metres touch.
LMCW(lazy mans cw) or qrss if you like is generated normally by a computer or
an auto keyer.
and received by a computer - the operator does not even have to have a
knowledge of real or normal cw. Some operators including myself can read it
aurally, and I do have a pentium computer
with suitable software installed capable of sending and receiving it.
I actually have been asked at times if 136 khz is a novice band!!!!!! listening
to the speed of hand sent morse on the band would suggest this to be the case.
There is no reason why it should be any different from 160 metres, and in fact
the signals on 136 khz are better during the day than 160 metres for the same
given distance. Things might improve soon when NOVICES get the 136 khz band.
Geri, DK8KW (W1KW)
>At 19:55 23/03/00 +0000, you wrote:
>Is the computer generated qrss send/receive mode recognised for DXCC
>purposes, also where does xband qso's fit in. For those seeking glory
>there could be a disappointment.
>Being very close to applying my 136kHz DXCC (only 82 more DXCC countries
>needed) I was also very worried about this. Although QRSS is CW and as far
>as I know nothing is said about the transmitting speed, nor about what
>of 'filtering' is allowed, there might be an 'apparatsik' at the DXCC
>who could object my application.
>I almost got very depressed by this thought but then I reminded that I
>started with LF to do something completely new : to learn something about
>new techniques and proagation, far away from the '599 73' QSOs you can
>easily have on HF (and with some luck get your DXCC within a week).
>So after all I think I can live with the knowledge that I will probably
>never get my 136kHz DXCC.<
>73, Rik ON7YD