Posted: 2020-03-01 21:00
So after more than a year and a half I finished all 40 lessons. I started on June 2018 and finally, the x-ray key was added to my keychain a month ago!
In the beginning, I started practicing in lower speeds (16/16), but while in the middle of each lesson I just added one wpm, until after 8 characters of unnoticed increase I reached 23/23 wpm. The configuration also included random audio frequency, random word length and start / end sequences VVV/AR. Each session was gradually raised from 1 minute to the final 4 minutes, to make me gain stamina. I practiced every day, maybe with an exception of a few days that I was ill on bed. I was practicing daily for at least 30 minutes, usually 45' to one hour, but sometimes not restricted to that. If I was in a bad mood and no appetite for cw, I was forcing myself to do at least 15 minutes, but never, NEVER without a day practicing. Slowly the tunnel's entry disappeared from my back, lonely in the darkness and with no signs of the end coming. Many times was frustrated in the difficult symbols, repeated failures and stuck on very certain errors and confusions, ready to give up. But always telling myself "no, keep on going, you have to do this". I can't say that in the end I was tired. I needed a month to make some rest from this daily engagement. And after that, I started again looking for the new adventure to practice.
Now, I am working with DJ1YFK's other beauty, QRQ. This beautiful, neat, text-based program is my constant company whenever I have my laptop without an internet connection.
So, a big THANK YOU, dear Fabian, plus the rest of the team that supports and helps in the forum!
73 SV1QFM, Panos
Posted: 2020-03-02 10:25
That's great news, Panos!
It's good to hear how you struggled and succeeded. We each have a slightly different way of learning but in the end it is down to PERSEVERANCE.
Now that you have those 40 characters, there are many ways to enjoy CW!