Thanks for all your answers and effort.
It's a bit like starting again. . .
yes, after all the time I invested, each QSO on SW is stress for me.
We can't say exactly . . . . even after all these years
not exactly, but perhaps months or years?
RufzXP and Morserunner
Both programs run under windows, I don't have.
For RufzXP I could use the callsign training on LCWO or QRQ.
But for Morserunner I did not find a program for Linux.
I am looking for a QSO generator for more complete "normal" QSOs.
(your #1 an #2)
CW ebook is too early for me, but I will try shorter known texts .
I do this already with most common words, abbreviations, q-groups compiled from
I don't write everything down: I write the call sign, the name and
whatever else seems important.
Why would you want to write down: "wx hr fine temp 22"?
If I don't write everything down I will not understand what is send.
Above my writing limit I listen to the key words, in your example
"wx temp 22", because these words are part of the most common words.
But sometimes I miss these. And in a real QSO I get stress than.
What helps the most is listening to ebooks converted to CW, what helps the
least are the word lists.
I'll try with shorter known text for the beginning
You cover everything except what the K44 calls the "Echo mode": groups of
characters get sent to you by the keyer and you must send them back. Very
helpful to train the perception of CW clusters as musical components.Get a K1EL
K44, if you don't have one already, or a similar keyer.
Yes indeed I don't have a solution for this in the moment. My radio has
a build in keyer but no echo mode. But I already have an idea how to do this.
It seems to be basically a matter of time and more time. I noticed in my own
case a breakthrough in the last two weeks: suddenly listening to ebooks in CW
doesn't call for a lot of effort any more.
Which amount of time? How long did you hear ebooks before the breakthrough?
I just have to play slightly attention at the beginning and I get 70-80%. I am
toying with the idea of increasing the speed I listen to ebooks to from 31 to
maybe 35 wpm.
The downside is that I have a very hard time listening to anything below 25wpm
and it calls for a lot of effort (I find it very tedious).
I want to make QSOs on air. I would be happy to do this with 12 - 20 wpm
without stress. If I limit my speed to a smaller area, I lose
the chance to communicate with hams that are outside this area. If I look
to https://rbn.telegraphy.de/ and filter to < 20 wpm and receivable in Europe
/Germany, I get a lot of hams that fit in the above area.
If I choose 30 - 34 wpm I get 3.