We start at 6:30 PM on Tuesdays on 3590 KHz but feel free to jump in at any time.
The main purpose is to generate or regenerate an interest in the CW mode.
While code speeds that are a little bit challenging can be a good thing, if we get carried away just send “pse QRS” when it is your turn. We will match your speed.
This is not a NET in the formal sense, there is no structure other than to establish who you should turn it over to when you are finished with your transmission.
If you don’t know, don’t worry, just turn it over to anyone you have heard or simply turn it over to me KN1o and I’ll pass it on to the next in line.
We generally just talk about things that we have been working on or experimenting with and there is no obligation to stay with the thread of the conversation. If you missed a lot of what others are talking about just toss in something of interest to you, the main thing is to just keep it going-no one is judging.
A side benefit of this get together is that in addition to honing our CW skills the challenges of noise and variable conditions on 80M have helped several of us to find ways to improve our antennas and then, of course, talk about those improvements and ask for reports.
Useful CW Net Codes: There are many Q codes but we use very few.
- AS – stand by
- QLF? – are you sending with your left foot?
- QSL – received
- QTH – location
- QSB – signal fading
- QSY – changing frequency
Check out some useful operating hints by Al, KN1O: