pls inform s the recomended wpm, etc settings for a real beginner
This is impossible without knowing your aptitude for morse
The answer really is :-
Learn as fast as you can go, provided you continue to make progress
I expect lots of people start out quite fast and seem to do OK . . .
. . . but then find out that it hasn't quite sunk in as much as they though so they have to start again at a slower speed . .
. . . so they give up.
There is some reason why most people give up - lack of progress would be my best guess.
Normally we would expect you to take some time to become proficient and so would advise
15 or 20 for Character Speed (wpm) and
5 for Effective Speed (wpm)
until you have got used to doing morse and have picked up the characters.
This choice is designed to allow people with lower aptitude
( almost everyone I guess )
to continue to see progress and so be encouraged to continue
losing heart like about 90% of starters and then give up through boredom.
And you can try speeding up if you are doing OK and enjoying it all . . .
** HOWEVER **
You may prove be one of the lucky winners who gets to 25/2 in a couple of weeks,
case this advise would hold you back and stop you joining the local QRQ club after a month or so.
how much staying power and motivation do you really have?
Which of these two sounds the most boring ? . . .
1/ Trying first at a faster speed but finding it's too fast after a couple of weeks and having to start again.
2/ Learning slowly and not being proficient for a few months.
Maybe neither are too boring and you can happily spend your 15 mins a day between now and summer . .
If you don't get to 25/25 in a few weeks then you will be learning by lots of repetition
repeat, repeat, repeat and don't give up.
I'm not a great advocate for measuring your speed all the time - instead I suggest listening to lots of quality morse from your cellphone mp3 player in odd moments.
You need to hear the morse decode it in your head, repeat, repeat etc
after a period of practice/practise it should become automatic so you just "hear the characters"
Did you read Pierpont
Might help you along . . .
good luck and enjoy anyway