I am very new to this and am only up to lesson 3. I have it set now to 25/5 which is letting me just recognize the sound but not the individual elements. This worries me because now I'm afraid that while I learn to copy the code will I ever be able to send. However, I'm new and this system seems to be very well thought out so I guess this will come later.
Lesson three is a bit early to start worrying.
Also a bit early to decide that this is difficult.
Lesson 1-2-3-4 is a time to decide:-
that this is a very NEW sort of activity, and
the task of learning it needs to be treated seriously - with quite a bit of time and effort to be allocated, and
not to treated as a trivial pass-time ( if you want to succeed )
YMMV but most people seem to find xmit easier to learn because you are in control
and can take your time.
You can write out what you want to send . . . like TV auto-queue
You might find iambic keying takes some extra practice
My advice is: aim to get through the 40 lessons with a char speed at least 20/ . . . then worry about speeding up etc
Try to do enough repeat practice that you hear the code and the char pops into your head without you having to think about it . .