Founded, January 2006
10,815 members strong
(as of 6/12/2013)
The object of this net is to promote CW and encourage the SKCC members to better learn or increase their CW skills using a straight key or some mechanical device to send the code. Please always remember that this is a QRS net, meaning that slowing down the code speed is not a problem. So do not feel embarrassed to ask for someone in the net to slow down if needed.
Of course, what we want to do is set the stage for increased code speeds for all who want to do so. The maximum speed for the net will be 13 WPM, and the target for the slowest speed will 5 WPM. We will use the Farnsworth Method, which is recommended by CW trainers everywhere. With the Farnsworth Method, you learn each character at 15 words per minute (we will use 10 WPM to start with), with large spacing in between characters. This has proved to be the best method for long-range development. Once the characters are learned, copying speed is easily increased by decreasing the spacing between each character. (See www.arrl.org/learning-morse-code/.)
This sounds harder than it is. Once again this is a QRS net so if someone needs to slow down just send QRS to the Net Control.
The nets are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night beginning at 23:00 UTC. The schedule is subject to change, so please check here regularly to confirm the schedlue.
If you have any questions, please fee free to contact the net manager, Albert, W9COX, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn how the net operates, download a net guide here.
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