Perfect CW / Morse Code Trainer

This program G4FON Koch CW Trainer has been a joy to play with and learn from.  I am wanting to increase my Morse Code speed skills and this is a perfect way to do that!  I am wanting to get back into CW but have gotten rusty from not practicing for years.  I seem to be stuck at copying  about 7 words per minute.  My goal is 20+ words per minute so I can help rack up more points at Field Day events!  The key, I have now found, is to HEAR letters at 25 words per minute… but at a longer spacing between them when received, and then begin shortening that spacing time over a period of practice sessions.

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I have it set to send the individual letters at 25 words per minute (wpm).  I am starting at the time between those letters at 10 wpm.  I started with two letters and would copy just those two for a few minutes in one minute drills.  Once I get to 90-100% copy, I add another letter!  I practice about 15 minutes each night, if I can.  I am halfway through the alphabet now and having a ball.  It is easy to download and configure… you’ll be instantly surprised at how much fun it is!

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Mountain Mists is an opportunity to develop some thought processes individually as I journey through this wonderful world; as someone who values highly effective management techniques and the art of leading teams; and through my association with West Virginia University as a professional technologist and network manager specializing in digital signage.

Posted on July 29, 2016, in Amateur Radio, CW, Digital Modes, DX, Education & Learning, Field Day, Ham Radio, Ham Software, Keyers, Morse Code, QRP, Radio, Reviews, Software, Transmitter, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Graham… Glad that you are enjoying morse code !.. and learning it at speed ! .. an excellent program. You can also communicate with other “like minded” people, i.e. those who LOVE morse , over the internet… the program we use is CWCOM it is FREE to use. and you don`t need to “register” or “log in” … you don`t need a ham licence just make up a callsign, or use your own name/psuedonym. Procedure is similar to Ham Radio on the bands.. so all is good… you can download CWCOM from here http://www.mrx.com.au/ there is a good “help” section on the ? at the top of the screen… but you can always get help if you see my call GEMS on the default channel 1000… hope to see you there soon.
    73 DE GEMS ( Gerry qth Portsmouth, England).

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