Category Archives: Morse Code
Posted by swgraham2
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.
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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