To paraphrase Carl ( while the overall speed needs to be slowed, the character speed
should remain in the vicinity of 20) by saying: " IF overall speed
needs to be slowed, the character speed should remain in the vicinity of 20"
sums it all up completely. Below about 20 WPM, Morse
tends to become unreadable. Only very skilled operators can
concentrate well enough to read 12 wpm, which is why The Test was such a
challenge in the Bad Old Days !
You can't learn to ride a pushbike by
riding at 1 mile per hour. Stage performers can do it, yes;
but beginners need "steerage way". Try to learn slow flying, or
low-launch-velocity astronautics ? Try to learn a foreign language by
starting at five syllables per minute ? Nonsense !
I've just got an antique McElroy,
because I want to re-learn buggery. Do I slow it to 5 wpm ? Do I
Apologies if some of my linguistic
subtleties are too obscure for some of our Overseas Members, but you are
all so good that I tend to forget. Auf Deutsch, ich bin
schrecklich; en francais, dégeulasse. As for my Greek,
the Greeks have a word for it !
QAC de G2JL +