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Nice one Chris, splendid idea! John. :wave:


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M0CDL wrote:
we are truly sorry about the lack of the KeyNote magazine, Graham the editor has been unwell for sometime and we are all volunteers, it so hard to get anyone to step up, its very easy to criticize we have to try and balance the magazine for all, some love kit building others love old kit, others aerials, Robert M0BPT is going to step in to the editors position so hopefully we should see a mag soon, John M0CDL Fists..


The last time 4 Quarterly issues of KeyNote were produced in a year was 5 Years ago and it's nearly 2 Years since the last KeyNote Magazine was produced.

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Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:17 pm
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Plenty of time for volunteers to have stepped up then.

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Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:06 pm
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G6CSL wrote:
G4LNA wrote:
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You should have a look at the new 'Day Hopper' event then: it fits your bill exactly.

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Splendid.

I wonder if we could add a little Oomph to the 'Encouraging Newcomers' aspect of Fists.
I know that it is already in the Fists 'rules of the road' that they should slow down to any speed; but how about a specific short 'watch period' every week where Fists will listen specifically for absolute beginners?

No matter how slow or nervous; have a go. - your first Morse QSO.


Sounds like a good idea, base it on the old ships watch periods like this PDF Quarter past and Quarter to the hour, or even every 15 minutes if half hour is too long.


That's what I had in mind. Maybe a ten minute watch once a night/week, so people can pour a stiff one and gather up a bit of 'bottle', without fear of some speed demon showing-off when he comes back. :)




I've gone for an activity in February to test this. Let's see whether it actually works or not.

David

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G4YVM wrote:
G6CSL wrote:
G4LNA wrote:
G6CSL wrote:
G4YVM wrote:
You should have a look at the new 'Day Hopper' event then: it fits your bill exactly.

D


Splendid.

I wonder if we could add a little Oomph to the 'Encouraging Newcomers' aspect of Fists.
I know that it is already in the Fists 'rules of the road' that they should slow down to any speed; but how about a specific short 'watch period' every week where Fists will listen specifically for absolute beginners?

No matter how slow or nervous; have a go. - your first Morse QSO.


Sounds like a good idea, base it on the old ships watch periods like this PDF Quarter past and Quarter to the hour, or even every 15 minutes if half hour is too long.


That's what I had in mind. Maybe a ten minute watch once a night/week, so people can pour a stiff one and gather up a bit of 'bottle', without fear of some speed demon showing-off when he comes back. :)




I've gone for an activity in February to test this. Let's see whether it actually works or not.

David


OK David. TBH, I tried a few things like this years ago, when Geo was still with us, but they seem to drop by the wayside pretty quickly.

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FISTS 15892...GQRP 3309...RSARS 4209 .

I don't hunt dx or take part in contests.
I always slow down if the person answers my cq call at a slower speed.
I don't do rubber stamp qsos..
I enjoy cw so much.
my last ssb contact from home was over 20 years ago.
All my radios are homemade from kits sold by G3 WPO in the 80s
excellent cw transceivers with awesome cw filters built in.
Dave G0AYD.


Wed May 30, 2018 11:29 am
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[quote="G0AYD"]FISTS 15892...GQRP 3309...RSARS 4209 .

I don't hunt dx or take part in contests.
I always slow down if the person answers my cq call at a slower speed.
I don't do rubber stamp qsos..
I enjoy cw so much.
my last ssb contact from home was over 20 years ago.

my radios are from kits sold by G3 WPO in the mid 80s.
they were a ham radio today magazine project.
they were all bought off a well known auction as spares or repairs.
they have been running reliably now for 3 years.
2 are 9 band all mode named OMEGA one is 5 watts the others 100 watts with variable output and have full qsk on both.

plus a MICRON A 6 band cw only 15 watts built in atu and lcd display and semi break in.
all 3 have built in swr/pwr meters.
excellent cw transceivers with awesome cw filters built in.

now the addition of 2 ubitx 8 band cw-ssb-sdr-digital transceivers from india.
which when they arrive need to have the firmware updated as whats on there is very basic.
one of my bitx radios now has a touch screen colour display.
KD8CEC 1.09 software is now on both my ubitx radios and it works brilliantly.
Dave G0AYD.


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FISTS 6425 + CC
GQRP 12277

Not used the key in a few years..but have got it plugged in now...and will be looking for some slow CW to get me back in the swing.

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Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:12 am
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Plenty of slow cw from.fists.

We also use zello now, a network radio thing that uses a mobile phone, to chat. Maybe arrange a sked. Take up is low though...tje fists website hae sked for qrs details

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