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If they didn't slow down, I used to just leave them talking to themselves. Then call CQ a kHz or two away.

It's just basic ettiquette. I've come down to 5wpm before now. You have a good chat and then the guy says ''Thanks for my first ever morse QSO'' which kinda makes you feel warm all over :)



Bravo :thumbsup:

I do the same thing here


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IM HAPPY TO NATTER TO ANYONE
BUT DONT LOKE RUBBER STAMPERS.


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Well, happened again this evening, I was calling CQ at 16WPM and a 2I0 station called me at 30WPM, he didn't seem to like it when I went back to him at his speed, he damned soon signed.

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Very bad manners.
I just send ''pse QRS'', ''Langsam bitte', 'Lente svp'' or similar once, then just tune away if they don't, or even call CQ again if it's 'my' frequency.

I can read 30wpm of course, but it's still bad operating.

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Hey up Marror,
My sentiments as well Chris. Might hook up on fists freq. Dave G0AYD FISTS 15892 GQRP 3309.


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Hey up Marror,
My sentiments as well Chris. Might hook up on fists freq. Dave G0AYD FISTS 15892 GQRP 3309.


We have now moved into the new QTH, so as soon as we get a routine going with the carers etc, I will be hanging stuff up in the loft.

Really looking forward to it, as it's been many moons since I have been able to transmit too.

I'll let all the HRD morsers know first before ''first signal'' night, so you can all take the pee out of my rusty fist :)

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Fists # 16911

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im the first radio operator on the island of ireland to be awarded the SKCC centurian award, followed by Tribune award, now working on my senator award, which is extreemly difficult to do considering band condition have been so poor for so long.

73 de MI0VKO :)


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FISTS #355, but to be honest I think they've wandered away from the idea that G3ZQS had to start it. The magazine is all ladders and scores now. If an 'event' or 'activity' has a results table then its a b100dy contest, however you try and wrap it up.

I'm in the fortunate position of being able to read far faster than I can send, even with a paddle, and it yanks my chain when some ass-hat comes back to my 20wpm CQ at about 30wpm, even though I can read it quite OK.

Several years ago I went back to a brazilian guy on 20m who was calling CQ at about 5wpm. It took best part of 30mins for a rubber stamp QSO but I took the view that he was making the effort so he deserved some encouragement....and yeah. It leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling that some newbie on the other side of the world is thrilled.

One other thing which I find annoying is when someone wants a rubber stamp qso with you at 15wpm but CBA to alter the macro speed of their memory keyer to send you the RST...which is invariably 599 anyway... so you get a 15wpm qso with RST at 40wpm. WTH is that all about?

If I suspect someone is using a computer to send & receive I revert to the straight key (esp if they come back at high speed) & that bvggers em up, big time. Does that make me a bad person :-)


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The magazine is all ladders and scores now.




What was the last UK "magazine" you had from them?

I am a member and of GQRP, and keep thinking I must do more CW and maybe get away from the hopeless rating, but never get round to it.

Been trying to use a paddle.

Maybe this summer :)


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''to be honest I think they've wandered away from the idea that G3ZQS had to start it. The magazine is all ladders and scores now''.

Yes, it does seem to have drifted a bit. I joined fists as an on-air morse social club, so I could monitor / join in the almost permanent loose drop-in net which lurked around the '58s. Also an excuse to go to any rallies with a fists stand, to put faces to callsigns.

I used to join in some 'activity nights', but likewise any form of competitive radio - and the results - just leave me stone cold.

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"...What was the last UK "magazine" you had from them?..."

March 2016

Thats another thing. The magazine has been increasingly erratic in timescale over the last couple of years. When I queried the current hiatus I was told that membership renewal dates had been extended to compensate. hmm.


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In its day, I was a member of TOPS CW Club for many years, but after its demise, I never bothered with any alternatives.

I now no longer have any interest in contests, or awards.

Back in the 60's and 70's, I used to enjoy club based CW contests like Short Wave Magazine's MCC, RSGB's AFS, and NFD, which were good fun.

If I had to pick a favourite, it would be the MCC

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Bloody contesters are like a creeping disease. They take over bands and they take over clubs.

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The difference with the contests that I referenced above, was that each was only once a year, and two of them were top-band only.

They involved CW operators, that used 'fists' and 'ears', as opposed to computer sent and received Morse.

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