Want some "on the air" code Practice?
- Many folks, especially in SW Michigan, should have no trouble checking
into this new slow speed net from Indiana.
Note they will slow down to your speed when you check in, so don't be
intimidated if you're not quite up to the speed of the Net Control.
It may help to review the "Q" and "QN" signals - such as QNI, QTC, QRU,
QNX, etc. These are found on the ARRL web site at
73 de n8xx Hg
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Subject: [qrp-l.org] New Slow Code Net
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 08:41:33 -0500
From: Brian Murrey <kb9bvn@...>
Do you think your CW needs some practice? Would you like to be a little
The Indiana Section has started a Slow Code Net that is held every night
at 00:00Z on a frequency of 3535 Khz. The net runs about 40 minutes or
so, and the speed is 10-13 WPM. They will take slower check-ins if that
works for you.
At 00:00Z the NCS (Net Control Station) will begin sending the net
preamble. The net preamble basically explains what the net is, when it
meets, who the NCS for the session is, and all that. At the end of the
preamble the NCS will start to take check-ins. It is customary to just
send the first letter of your suffix. KB9BVN would send B. When you
hear the NCS send your letter back, then reply with your full call sign,
first name, and QTH. Nets can be a big help in building speed and
accuracy. Try it, you'll like it.
Once the list of check-ins has been completed the NCS will go down the
list and give a signal report and ask for traffic or comments from each
73 de KB9BVN