Re: Restructuring


From: Roy (
Date: Sat Jan 01 2000 - 00:08:05 EST

At 06:43 AM 12/31/99 +0000, Arjen Raateland wrote:
>Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE wrote:

>> It's also required, for now, by international treaty. That's the only
>> reason that 5 wpm is still (and only) required.

>I'm not an expert at CW, but I've come to the conclusion that starting
>at 5 wpm is adverse to actually learning CW, because it allows bad
>habits like copying by counting and memorizing. Habits that you'll have
>to unlearn in order to achieve any useful speed level.


>Arjen Raateland

Exactly. 5wpm was intended as the level needed to begin to learn code,
hence the class of "novice", which has been eliminated. Had it not been
for the novice bands and other hams working at it with me there I would
have never made it any further. Any one who thinks there will be any
significant number of new CW hams with the new system is dreaming, sorry to
say. 73 Roy AB7CE

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