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Re: Head Copy, An Alternate Method: Phonic Copy

I have posted an updated version of this article on my blog. The updated article includes tips on how to learn the Phonic Copy Method. The updated article can be found here: http://n6ev.com/articles/phonic-method

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by N6EV
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Elmer
Topic: Head Copy, An Alternate Method: Phonic Copy
Replies: 3
Views: 10148

Re: New Elmer 'Sked' Page

We've had great response from the Elmer corps and those willing to slow down and help new operators with on-air QSOs. What we need more of is response from those looking for help! I know you're out there. Don't be shy. We're all here to help. Please speak up on the Elmer Page, even if nobody is logg...
by N6EV
Thu May 17, 2012 12:05 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: New Elmer 'Sked' Page
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

New Elmer 'Sked' Page

As a Code Elmer, I've worked with a number of new operators on the air while holding a simultaneous chat session with them on the K3UK Ragchew page. It has worked well, allowing good discussion and real time feedback before, during and after the on-air QSO session. As an experiment, I've asked for, ...
by N6EV
Tue May 01, 2012 5:25 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: New Elmer 'Sked' Page
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

New Elmer 'Sked' Page

As a Code Elmer, I've worked with a number of new operators on the air while holding a simultaneous chat session with them on the K3UK Ragchew page. It has worked well, allowing good discussion and real time feedback before, during and after the on-air QSO session. As an experiment, I've asked for, ...
by N6EV
Tue May 01, 2012 5:24 am
 
Forum: Elmer
Topic: New Elmer 'Sked' Page
Replies: 1
Views: 2142

Re: G'day from a new guy and my first QSOs..

Congratulations and well done Scott! It sounds like you are on the right track to improving your copy and sending. No matter how far you go, you'll always look back on those initial QSOs with fond memories. Eventually, you will be able to regain a bit of those memories by helping someone else with t...
by N6EV
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:41 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: G'day from a new guy and my first QSOs..
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Re: 60M awards ?

I'm on the band from time to time. Also, I now have a Reverse Beacon on the band.. one of 3 or 4 out there. I'm amazed how few calls are being spotted. Just a hand full of the same calls over and over. http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1/dxsd1.php?f=163 I like the ARRL suggestion for CW and Digi ops ...
by N6EV
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:43 am
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: 60M awards ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4218

Lloyd, With patience and the right technique, you should be able to bring a 7050 FT243 up into the 7100 range. It's been years since I've done it myself, but I had lots of fun taking FT243's down in the 6800 and 6900 range up into 40 meters. Technique is the key. Luckily, I compiled a set of respons...
by N6EV
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:58 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: A simple VXO
Replies: 4
Views: 2894

Great looking Pixie Alex.

BTW.. if anyone needs a color burst crystal (3579.545 MHz) as used in the Pixie.. I have almost a hundred available. Gratis to members.
by N6EV
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Portable QRP rig
Replies: 11
Views: 7285

Great job Rob! That CPO sounds good. About the only thing I would have suggested to make the video better would be to flash up the schematic diagram of the final product. Perhaps you could provide a link to it here so other members could do this same build.
by N6EV
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:43 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: Code Practice Oscillator based on the Heathkit HD-1416
Replies: 3
Views: 4062

Garth, There are plenty of QRP kits out there to choose from. My QRP rigs were built long ago.. so don't have recent experience with kits on the market. I have a NORCAL-40a from the Northern California QRP club which is excellent. In addition, I have several Oak Hills Research (OHR) kits built. If y...
by N6EV
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:03 am
 
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Portable QRP rig
Replies: 11
Views: 7285

Hi Garth.. Interesting topic that almost is a sub hobby in itself! While I don't do a lot of portable operating here.. I have vicariously through a close friend and fellow member K6TW (SKCC 6101). It seems he's gone through the gambit of antenna designs for porable operating. He hikes to most locati...
by N6EV
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:53 am
 
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Portable antennas
Replies: 8
Views: 7161

Hi Charlie, I haven't heard of significant differences between the manufacturers. I chose a CJB (J.H. Bunnell & Co) only because I have many other Bunnell keys in the collection and I like their quality. Not to say the other manufacturers have less quality. Personally, I'd recommend making your ...
by N6EV
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:55 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: More navy flameproof questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

Hi Rob.. I think you may have already gotten an answer on the email reflector.. but I'll provide my two cents. I don't believe the smaller button on the flameproof is original to the key. All original versions I've seen have the larger knob style. The only variation I've seen is white lettering goin...
by N6EV
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:30 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: Two variations of the CJB2600-3A Fireproof Key
Replies: 4
Views: 4538

Interesting topic... and as Randy suggests, the use of prosigns (not to mention punctuation) can be confusing, i.e., you'd get probably 10 different answers if you asked 10 different amateurs. Regarding the double-dash (BT), I've never heard it refered to as a pause, and haven't used it as such. Ins...
by N6EV
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:59 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: "Break" or "End of mssg."?
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

Great story David! It's amazing what a little (and sometimes persistent) encouragement can do to help someone achieve their goals. Being an Elmer to new CW operators is very rewarding and in my eyes a high honor. Just like being somone's first CW QSO on air. I don't know who get's more excited.. the...
by N6EV
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:49 am
 
Forum: Elmer
Topic: My Elmer Story
Replies: 5
Views: 4380

Hi Steve, welcome aboard! I know some suggest using a code reader to help guide you with your transmit code. I generally discourage owning a code reader at all.. because from what I've seen, it easily becomes a crutch for receiving. Once you start using one to recieve, it will be difficult to give i...
by N6EV
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:47 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: New member seeks speed.
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Softrock Software Defined Radio Kits

I bought and completed two Softrock SDR kits over the Christmas break. I highly recommend these fun and inexpensive kits. Since I've had kit building experience in the past with quite a few QRP rigs.. I jumped right into the Softrock RX Ensemble II kit, and another RX Ensemble II for 6 meters. Softr...
by N6EV
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:24 am
 
Forum: HomeBrew
Topic: Softrock Software Defined Radio Kits
Replies: 0
Views: 5226

Welcome aboard guys.. good to have you! Hope to work you on the bands soon.
by N6EV
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:39 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Congratulations Mike. Everyone remembers their first CW contact... well, maybe except those who have not yet had the pleasure. It's a special event for both the new comer and station you are working. I know it's always a thrill for me. Doesn't happen that often, but it's always memorable. Enjoy &...
by N6EV
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:37 am
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: I DID IT !
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

My pleasure Gilbert. You've got a better fist than you think (or thought)! With the dedication and enthusiasm you've demonstrated, I'm sure you'll attain all of your goals and more. I think I can speak for the other club Elmers when I say that it's always a treat to work with someone as enthusiastic...
by N6EV
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:13 am
 
Forum: Elmer
Topic: Thank You Elmers
Replies: 1
Views: 2212

Head Copy, An Alternate Method: Phonic Copy

Due to continued discussion threads on the email reflector on the topic of head copy methods and copy techniques at higher speeds, I'm posting this reworked version of an email reflector post I made in early December 2009 for reference. ===============================================================...
by N6EV
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:14 am
 
Forum: Elmer
Topic: Head Copy, An Alternate Method: Phonic Copy
Replies: 3
Views: 10148

Welcome aboard Zeke. I haven't hit the half century mark (even in age) yet, but I passed the quarter century mark of brass pounding a few years ago. I look forward to a QSO some time, and many stimulating conversations with you here on the forum.
by N6EV
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:38 am
 
Forum: Your Radio Station
Topic: de w8eeo in Ravenswood, Wv
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

Good points Adam. Thanks for your perspective(s). Since he first complained, he has had better success. I don't think his degree of Farnsworth sending is excessive or overly exagerated. And perhaps that's part of the problem. He may at times (like all new ops) be sending faster (less Farnsworth spac...
by N6EV
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:32 am
 
Forum: Elmer
Topic: Drawback to Farnsworth
Replies: 3
Views: 5062

Drawback to Farnsworth

I have a student who I've been working with for a long time. He came to me already having learned 80% of the characters via the typical sources of learning that use the Farnsworth method. He's come a long way in that time. We've got him just shy of 10WPM copy speed now. When we were first introduced...
by N6EV
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:37 am
 
Forum: Elmer
Topic: Drawback to Farnsworth
Replies: 3
Views: 5062

Used the same method you were trying. [img]and[/img] tags surrounding the URL of the image.
by N6EV
Fri May 22, 2009 8:05 am
 
Forum: Your Radio Station
Topic: One of my operating positions...
Replies: 11
Views: 7276
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