Paolo, the QSL manager of the local radio amateurs' club informs that the outbound QSL cards are leaving to ARI italian bureau service headquarter. Since I missed the timeframe for the previous shipment, there are several hundreds QSL cards from IK1HGE and ER/IK1HGE this time. If I received your card for a QSO with ER/IK1HGE via bureau, I'm now confident that in two or three years you will receive my one. However, I must also say that since 2019 operations from Moldova, probably due to the pandemic situation I received quite a few cards so it is reasonable to think that I did not get your one yet and that you won't get your confirmation for another 3 to 5 years.
QRT QRT QRT QRT !
Sept. 3rd, 2021. 73 de ER/IK1HGE
It's time to send your direct QSLs or OQRS ClubLog.
See you next year!
I'm operating from Moldova. CW, SSB and digital modes.
I plan to be active from Moldova as ER/IK1HGE in summer 2021, presumibly in August.
HF bands from 80 m to 10 m, 6 m, CW and SSB. I'm preparing my equipment to be active also in several digital modes including, but not limited to, FT8 and FT4. I'll let you know.
I do not authorize anybody to:
- publish this article
- report information published in this article
- communicate my personal data (including my last name and address)
I authorize everybody to:
- link this article from their web sites
- communicate who is the author in the following form: "ik1hge Roberto".
Credits Flag of Moldova image:
By Nameneko and others - vector coat of arms image traced by User:Nameneko from Image:Moldova gerb large.png. Construction sheet can be found at http://flagspot.net/flags/md.html#const, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=433231
If you need instructions on how to load the files in RufzXP, read the article How to use RufzXP in trainer mode
The following files are prepared and offered to you by Tom, DF7TV. Click here to download the "Read me reference" by Tom with credits and everything you should know...
The following files contain meaningful English words. The words in each file have a random length but are not longer than specified in the description.
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|1 to 6 letter words||TXT||1991 words|
|1 to 7 letter words||TXT||2570 words|
|1 to 8 letter words||TXT||3057 words|
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|1 to 11 letter words||TXT||3900 words|
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Here you are the link to Tom's CW page (a new window will be opened because the page is hosted by another web site): https://www.qsl.net/df7tv/morse-code-training.html
Source and credits:
The "-WORDS-" files in this archive are based on the NGSL and TSL lists (see below). They are useful in exercises to become more proficient in Morse Code. (Additionally they will be of help to learners of English as a second language -- ESL) 73 Tom DF7TV February 4, 2021 --
NEW GENERAL SERVICE LIST: Browne, C., Culligan, B. & Phillips, J. (2013). The New General Service List. Retrieved from http://www.newgeneralservicelist.org -- TOEIC SERVICE LIST: Browne, C., and Culligan, B. (2016). The TOEIC Service List. Retrieved from http://www.newgeneralservicelist.org
This tutorial shows how to load a custom words file in RufzXP instead of the normal callsigns database.
Even earlier than in the US, someone in Italy thought to organize a slow speed CW contest. Mind that PC, electronic and automathic mechanical keying are not allowed! The prize for the overall first place is a vertical Begali key! I translated the rules from Italian with Google and revised the text a little, it should be enough understandable. I apologize but I have no time to revise it better. Therefore, I decline any responsability concernig the accuracy of the translation. In case of any issue, you can't cite my translation as reference for the contest rules. The only official rules are here: http://www.iv3ehh.it/public/regolamento%20cw%20qrs.pdf The official logging software is in Italian and is here: http://www.iv3ehh.it/win-cw-qrs.htm
Here you are my unofficial translation of the rules:
CW QRS CONTEST
- encourage telegraphic radio activities and value CW,
- practice in contests,
- improve empathy between radio amateurs.
We hope that the CQ QRS CONTEST can become a gym for those approaching this type of activity. Also for this reason we have introduced the sub-categories YL, UNder 25, OVer 70 and SWL. Keep up to date on the news by following Morse Basic School on Facebook and subscribing to the Telegram group https://t.me/cw_qrs
PARTICIPANTS: licensed OM or SWL, it is a World Wide contest where everyone can contact everyone else.
DATE: third Sunday in October, for 2020 it will take place on October 18th.
TIME: from 6.00 UTC to 18.00 UTC
CALL: CQ QRS TEST DE call
EXCHANGE: RST + age, YLs will send 00 "double zero" instead of age - Example 5NN 53 or 5NN 00
MODES: CW (telegraphy only).
BANDS: 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80m - Recommended QRG KHz 3550-3570, 7020-7040, 14030-14050, 21030-21050 and 28030-28050
KEY: vertical or equivalent, i.e. no electronic or mechanical aid for the generation of dits, dahs or spacings.
SPEED: max 20 WPM, however it is mandatory to adapt to the speed of the slowest correspondent.
CATEGORIES: QRP max 5 W and QRO up to the maximum legal power as allowed by your license.
Announcing the New Slow Way to Go!
Inaugural session Monday, Sept 14, 2020 @ 0000 UTC, (Sunday, Sept 13 @ 8:00 PM EDT)
The CWops Club (CWops) promotes the art of CW for those who wish to expand and improve their on-the-air experiences. CWops’ CW Academy CWA) program has produced thousands of successful graduates who have gone on to become everyday CW operators. Hundreds of CWA grads have become CWops members after demonstrating their ability to understand and communicate in CW at speeds of 25 WPM and higher!
CWops’ three weekly 25 to 40+ WPM CWT sprints are exciting, stimulating and a great way to improve CW copying ability, operating skills, and propagation knowledge. The CWTs create bonds of friendship among CW-loving operators around the world.
Now, for those just getting started in CW contesting and others who prefer a more leisurely pace, several members of both the K1USN Radio Club and CWops are starting a weekly one-hour slow speed CW contest, the SST. Please join us!
K1USN’s new Slow Speed Test is designed to encourage and assist those who signed up for CWA to learn CW or to improve their CW skills but are not yet copying 25 WPM, as well as all others who feel like “taking it slow and easy” once per week both for their own pleasure and to help Others out.
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