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Posted: 2010-01-04 21:33
Can I reset all my scores to start afresh with a clean slate?
Posted: 2010-01-05 11:13
Users can currently only delete their results/scores one by one, but I can manually erase your data (all records or only a certain date range) if you like.
73, Fabian Dj1YFK
Posted: 2010-01-12 21:47
Fabian, thanks, I didnt realise, till you just said, that I could remove the results line by line. I'll see how that goes. I didnt want to create another login (i have three, one for each callsign). I feel I have come along way with my cw but would like to just start again at a certain speed and see how I am doing without previous scores distorting my view of how I am doing at the new speed etc.
If I need you to wipe a hole lok of scores out, i'll be in touch - thanks again
Allan M0KIS (2e0eak and m3xpz)
Posted: 2010-01-13 14:08
Allan (M0KIS), I would suggest you not erase them as you will really want them back after you start racking up some big scores. Looking back at my attempts, I like seeing my progress and it is very rewarding. The graph of your past scores in time will start working itself upward and two years from now you can look back and show your buddies where you were and were you are now.
I deleted my past scores in RufzXP and wish now that I would not have. I even by accident arased a personal best one day by accident and was in a terrible mood until I broke that personal best, HI.
Posted: 2010-01-13 14:20
Allan (M0KIS), Sorry for the typo's. I can see I am still tired from a heavy work schedule and copying code while I drive. I have a story to tell you about maybe practicing "too" much.
In my business I drive for a living and I purchased one of those MFK Pocket CW Tutors that has a menu in there with callsigns to copy. You increase or decrease the speed as much as you want. Last week everything was going fine as I listened just an hour each day at a comfortable speed for me at 35 wpm or so. On the weekend after a good nights rest, I got up in the morning and sat down at LCWO and Rufz and did personal best's. I thought to myself WOW, the practice is really working.
This week I thought I would really increase my speed so I listened to my Pocket CW Tutor and really cranked it up to 43 wpm and I was copying calls and verifying that the call was correct on the lcd screen of the Pocket CW Tutor. Sure enough I was nailing it and practiced as i drove for 4 hours per day.
When I arrived home last night, I thougt I really was going to rock and roll, so I sat down at both LCWO and Rufz and it was not pretty. I was very tired from work and driving and gave up after a few attempts at barely being able to hit 38wpm and I was missing complete letters as much as I tried to concentrate.
I have never missed complete letters before callsign after callsign before.
After just five hours of sleep, i got up this morning to do try some personal bests and I can feel I am still tired. It isn't going to happen today. I must really be rested.
I now have re-thunk and I am taking two days off without any cw. I plan on catching up on my sleep and getting well rested before I try again in two days.
Posted: 2010-01-15 13:11
@AH8DX = Craig
O yes, that is a well know problem in the field of neuro science. It seems that the brain, when stressed to the uttermost of its capabilities, does not try to meet this anymore by trying to grow or rewire due to exercise, but turns the task to another brain area that is specialised in guessing incomplete data.
So requiring too much too fast is contra productive.
Another thing is that exercising not only with sound but also with vibration and light pulses simultaneously, hence feeding your brain via 2 or 3 instead of one sense, boosts your speed very fast. That is the secret behind the East European predominancy in Morse decoding.
As vibrator you can take a battery operated dildo in your hand, switched on and off bij a fast relais, (the squelch relais of an SCR522 is traditionally used) don't forget the diode when you drive the relais with a transistor, because those dildo's are pretty inductive in their behaviour.
Posted: 2010-01-15 22:36
Well I don't have any experience with dildo's but your information regarding neuro science is very interesting and you seemed to have nailed it right on the head as to what happened to me last week with trying to bite off too much at a time. I now am doing the slow and steady method of trying to hit 50wpm.
S and H ha salways been a problem for me and even at rates of 43wpm right now, it keeps popping up as being a problem. How would you say that I proceed not making S and H a problem anymore??
Posted: 2010-01-16 18:42
@ Craig, AH8DX
Concerning difficulties in detecting 5,h and s.
I hesitate to answer, because I am certainly not one of the big QRQ guns,
nevertheless an answer, and the floor open to everybody to blow up the next statement, and propose another one.
There are two possibilities to detect the difference between 5 h and s. First the
time duration of the code. Easy to detect when h s or 5 are adjacent difficult when they are farther separated by other characters.
Secondly bij comparing the time duration of the code with an adjacent dash.
A third unmentioned possibility , counting the dots, is impossible in QRQ
Which one of the two you use in your brain is to determine by answering the question wether or not you have the same problem with b and d and 6.
It seems to me that the best way to detect the code, is comparing its duration with the most recent transmitted dash, hence train that detection method bij generating an mp3 file with random s h 5, but always those dot characters separated by a character t.
Posted: 2010-01-17 00:32
Another possibility that may work for some people sometimes is the context of the character. For example, if you were receiving an RST you're probably wouldn't get a 599 confused with an H99 because you're expecting all numbers, or at least a 5NN.
Posted: 2010-01-17 10:25
That's right Steve. I am training here for rag chewing, with words. You recognise a word by a subset of the characters, especially the front and the trailing part of longer words, but when the program sents QRQ (don't laugh Fabian!) "sad", I probably copy "had".
Nearly all correlation in a string of code disappears with call signs, especially when you are not a dx-er and knowing all those prefixes by head.
Posted: 2010-01-18 18:39
Digibeet and Steve:
Great info and I'm always open to try different methods of copying now that I am getting over the 43 wpm hump.
Posted: 2010-01-19 14:05
@ AH8DX Craig ref ur post 2010-01-13 14:08 in this thread
I think that your proposal: not to delete your records, may be not right on the long term, unless Fabian Kurz DJ1YFK will help by plotting only the highest and lowest records from a continuous closed interval of submissions equal to 0.5 or 1 percent of the total number of submissions.
I will explain:
When you proceed in exercising just as 'turnj' and such guys/gals moving like continents on earth, slow but forever, then your statistic record will mess up in an unreadable mess. Hence, after a week of exercising remove all records higher than the lowest except the highest in that week.
By the way: Don't think that, when you reach 43 that you are on 43wpm. Remember you touched on 43 in event 34 in your graphical display of history.
There is a lot of noise on dayly performance, from hour till hour. Noise peaks can pass a personal record for you, but you only can say that you can copy 43 wpm when at least half of your exercises pass that record.
Believe me, and have a good day
Posted: 2010-01-19 15:58
Jeez, I was just trying to "pat myself on the back" for hitting 43 wpm a few times. Anyway, I respect your opinion and can honestly say I agree with you. Now that I know you are looking in detail at my stats, I have something to prove so I will now work even harder to increase my wpm. I love it!
You can probably see that I am having problems consistently with S and H and of course those ridiculous multi numbers in the middle of the callsign that we don't have here stateside. That SP2345HH messes me up all of the time, HI.
I sit down during the day and practice whether I am fresh or tired, I still practice and as you can see "I SUCK" when I have worked an 18 hour day and have the urge to sit down and practice.
I seem to do best when I awake in the morning and my mind and eyes are "foggy". I can barely see the keys on the keyboard. Oh that's because I do not type. I am a hunt and pecker when it comes to typing. I guess that's another thing that is holding my speed back but I am not making excuses.
I just need more practice and then some more practice. Did I tell you I need more practice?
Take it easy, cu later.
Posted: 2010-01-20 18:54
Craig, no use of leaving the hunt and peck method on your keyboard use. Look at the world champion of this year in call sign copying Fabian Kurz DJ1YFK:
I remember high school. Some guy watching the group, gave , yes, presented me for free a pair of expensive Nike sportshoes. When I wear them everybody starts urging their parents for that kind of shoes. Hence they paid my shoes.
The same way it works with expensive telegraph keys. Begali, noticing that the big guns did not use squeezing at all, starts with marketing a single paddle key, 'silver bullet' or another fancy name, and they presented all the big guns during the world championship with such a device for free.
Probably the condition was that they make a presentation of the use on Youtube. Look for Begali in the search engine of youtube.
BTW, you as a call sign copier know of www.rufzxp.com? Could'n find ur callsign overthere in the list.
Posted: 2010-01-20 20:55
I work on both at the same time, using this site as a warmup before I work on RufzXP.
I am giving myself a good year of copying cw each day for an hour or so before I post
BTW, what speed are you sitting at now?
Sent via a BlackBerry
Posted: 2010-01-20 23:27
You can find my records by clicking the mouse on the underlined Digibeet straight left on this height on your screen right now.
I am training for rag chewing, hence without writing down something; not for calls, because I am not a contester.
Rufzxp has the advantage that the points earned per callsign are proportional to the square of the speed.
Hence when ur speed is 2 percent higher the call is 4% increased in value.
That means that (when implemented on this site) when you force your speed fixed at 43, your score is not dropping so dramatically.
Posted: 2010-01-21 02:04
OK, I looked at your info. It appears you and I are at about the same level up above 35 wpm or so but what I find impressive is your word score(s).
Since I am interested only in call signs and working pileups, I find myself trying to turn words into call signs when I copy words. It's really strange but I guess my brain has been re-wired to do that now.
Hopefully soon, I plan on cracking 40 and hope to be more consistent in copying at that speed. It appears I am hitting 40 a little more often now on good days.
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