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Thread: WPM

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Posted: 2016-07-04 23:15
I guess I'm just curious ^^ but is it humanly possible to interpret code at 100 words per minute? I've listened to it for fun, and being stressed out at 15 words per minute, my mind was blown. Has anybody done it?
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Posted: 2016-07-05 08:11
Yes, 100 WpM is possible, and it's not even the end.

In callsign reception (on LCWO.net, or even better with programs like RufzXP and qrq), the top scorers routinely reach speeds up to 150 wpm - for single callsigns (bursts), with peak speeds around 200 wpm.

For plain text the limits are a bit lower; a few people have indeed achieved solid copy at about 100 wpm, by extensive training.

For real on-air contacts these extreme speeds are not really necessary - there are a few QRQ nets in the US where the operators are sending by keyboard (because nobody can transmit this with a paddle) at 70+ wpm - but it's kind of a sport in itself.

73
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Posted: 2016-07-05 22:58
Take a look on qrqcw net they talk on there of being able to read 140 wpm, I have a little way to go, hi ,73 Rich G4FAD..

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