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Thread: I dropped from 20/15 (20% error rate) to 20/12 (0% error rate)

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Posted: 2023-09-12 18:43

Posted: 2023-09-12 20:33
When I moved down from 20/15 to 20/12 I was able to get it 100% correct. No errors!

I was wondering if there's some sort of plan I should follow to get up to speed.

Posted: 2023-09-13 21:48
Up to 20/13 now. I guess this is the way to go. Keep upping it and then go to the next lesson at 20/12.

Hopefully I'll be proficient in time for when my QCX is delivered.

Posted: 2023-09-14 14:55

Hi Oliver

You seem to me to be doing fine for three months of a learning a new strange art.

That being said I think its probably best to get through all the exercises before worrying about speed.

Try writing freehand. See if you can listen whilst writing.

Have you tried 18/18 ?

Decode lots of morse. It's a case of repeat repeat repeat until it happens as a subconscious reaction, without you thinking about it.

Don't extect it to be a quick or trivial exercise - unless you have a high aptitude . .

good luck, enjoy,

let us know how you are getting on.

YMMv as ever


Posted: 2023-09-19 21:50
On to lesson 7 now. The addition of letter A has not been an issue so far. When I'm tripping up it's been on the previous letters so going to stick with 7 for a little longer. Up to 20/14 with lesson 7.

Just got to keep plugging away like you say.

I've also been decoding callsigns on SDRs and then checking RBN to confirm. If the signal is clear I'm getting the vast majority within two rounds of CQs. Hopefully this will help too.

Posted: 2023-09-20 21:40
An important point I think is that while the experiences of others are often helpful, it seems to me that this is a very individual experience and the best way to progress can be different for each person. On the other hand, M0WAS and I do seem to be having somewhat similar experiences.

I've also be at it for a few months, and probably don't put quite enough time into it each day. Today I moved up to lesson 9. My strategy was (is) to find
the speed at which I feel my progress is 'steady'. At the moment it's 20/14, though I occasionally up the words rate just to see what happens and usually have the same experience of 'losing it' in terms of copying accurately. I was helped by realising that until you submit your transcript the 5 letter groups (which is what I using at the moment) repeat so if I
lose the plot at some point I can restart the exercise and pick it up again from where it all went wrong.

Also, I never go on to the next lesson before I have scored 100% over several exercises.


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