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Thread: cant copy code after practing to copy code.

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Posted: 2021-03-24 02:44
Hi everyone. name here is rich.just finished the begineer class in cw acadimy i can practice copy letters and numbers for head copy at 20 wpm and farnsworth at 20 wpm, but when i go on rcforb program to practice copying code. it seams like the letters and numbers that i learned all left my head. i cant copy anything??? and when i finish the(rcforb)program i go back to copying letters and numbers it all comes back to me i'm back at 20wpm and 20wpm farnsworth. i don't know what the problem is????
thanks
rich (wb3hus)


Posted: 2021-03-24 13:41
Hi

Well it's not so unusual to find real world a bit different from practice code.



It sounds different for a start, there are lots of abbrevs, and some people's timings are not quite computer quality.



Bear in mind - this is part of what you are learning . . .



One tip is to concentrate ( temporarily ) on just the first char or each sequence.

Catch the audio, and play it back in your mind whilst you decode it at your own speed.


That should get you started with the different sound and help you practice ​getting the timing ...

Next would be two characters - see if you can catch the audio of the second whilst you decode the first . . .


YMMV etc

cb


Posted: 2021-03-24 19:20
I'm assuming that rcforb is some kind of SDR-like webradio thingy :)

I'm no expert, but if you want some practice copying actual words and cw-type abbreviations then you could do worse than use the 'Word Training' function of LCWO with 'english' and 'cw abbreviations' selected.

Also, use the 'convert text to cw' to get an idea what CQ CQ CQ XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX sounds like (replace XXXXX with a likely call-sign).

Obviously you'll hear this a lot 'in the real world', so if you start by recognising someone calling CQ you at least know what is going on. You can then work on recognising the call-signs that come after the CQs and build up from there.

Best of luck!

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