Sunday, November 13, 2016

Get used to the common stuff

Common QSO words...


Rick -- KA8BMA, kindly shared with me some common QSO words that he uses for practice. These practice groups go from short 2 letter words/symbols up through 6 letter words. Also included here are the most commonly used abbreviations and lastly the most common 100 words used in a QSO.

Work your way through these and develop an ear for the most common words used in a CW QSO.

I've created 22 wpm audio files that you should be able to simply click and listen to, assuming your browser supports embedded audio controls.

Note that I accidentally have some <BT> prosigns thrown in there that are not listed in the text.  <BT> means "new paragraph" and operators often throw those in to separate topics or if they can't think of something to send as a space filler.  If I get a chance I'll regenerated these audio files without the hidden <BT> prosigns.

If you don't want to hear the code at 22wpm copy the text of these groups into your own CW Trainer application for practice at any speed.


Common 2 letter words and punctuation

to   of   it   in   do   so   is   we   on   or   oh   uh   at   my   if   be   as   go   Im   he   me   up   tu   cq   dx   es   fb   go   ge   hi   hr   hw   nr   om   wx   73   KN   BK   AS   =   +   *   .   ?   /   


Common 3 letter words including Q-codes

and   the   you   but   was   not   for   all   one   are   not   can   out   got   now   lot   had   how   get   see   too   did   and   Ive   our   any   rtu   tnx   rst   agn   ant   pse   pwr   QRL   QRM   QRN   QRQ   QRS   QRZ   QTH   QSB   QSY   hw?   


Common 4 letter words -- No, not the ones your thinking

There is an abbreviation in this set "efhw" that I've never personally heard on-air.  I believe it stands for "end fed half wave antenna".  I'm including it because it was in Rick's word group but YMMV on how often you hear that word/abbr.
that   know   yeah   they   like   have   just   well   what   them   mean   dont   with   when   from   some   were   your   name   beam  efhw   g5vr   test   icom   knwd   temp   warm   cold   cool   rain   snow   hail   jt65   hour   


Common 5 letter words

think   about   thats   right   other   where   yaesu   sunny   clear   sleet   windy   psk31   


Common 6 letter words

really   dipole   windom   sloper   tentec   alinco   cloudy   


Common 2 and 3 letter words together

to   of   it   in   do   so   is   we   on   or   oh   uh   at   my   if   be   as   go   Im   he   me   up   tu   cq   dx   es   fb   go   ge   hi   hr   hw   nr   om   wx   73   KN   BK   AS   =   +   *   me   up   tu   cq   dx   es   fb   go   ge   hi   and   the   you   but   was   not   for   all   one   are   not   can   out   got   now   lot   had   how   get   see   too   did   and   Ive   our   any   rtu   tnx   rst   agn   ant   pse   pwr   QRL   QRM   QRN   QRQ   QRS   QRZ   QTH   QSB   QSY   


Common 2, 3 and 4 letter words together

to   of   it   in   do   so   is   we   on   or   oh   uh   at   my   if   be   as   go   Im   he   me   up   tu   cq   dx   es   fb   go   ge   hi   hr   hw   nr   om   wx   73   KN   BK   AS   =   +   *   me   up   tu   cq   dx   es   fb   go   ge   hi   and   the   you   but   was   not   for   all   one   are   not   can   out   got   now   lot   had   how   get   see   too   did   and   Ive   our   any   rtu   tnx   rst   agn   ant   pse   pwr   QRL   QRM   QRN   QRQ   QRS   QRZ   QTH   QSB   QSY   that   know   yeah   they   like   have   just   well   what   them   mean   dont   with   when   from   some   were   your   name   beam   efhw   g5vr   test   icom   knwd   temp   warm   cold   cool   rain   snow   hail   jt65   hour   


Common 2, 3, 4 and 5 letter words together

to   of   it   in   do   so   is   we   on   or   oh   uh   at   my   if   be   as   go   Im   he   me   up   tu   cq   dx   es   fb   go   ge   hi   hr   hw   nr   om   wx   73   KN   BK   AS   =   +   *   me   up   tu   cq   dx   es   fb   go   ge   hi   and   the   you   but   was   not   for   all   one   are   not   can   out   got   now   lot   had   how   get   see   too   did   and   Ive   our   any   rtu   tnx   rst   agn   ant   pse   pwr   QRL   QRM   QRN   QRQ   QRS   QRZ   QTH   QSB   QSY   that   know   yeah   they   like   have   just   well   what   them   mean   dont   with   when   from   some   were   your   name   beam   efhw   g5vr   test   icom   knwd   temp   warm   cold   cool   rain   snow   hail   jt65   hour   think   about   thats   right   other   where   yaesu   sunny   clear   sleet   windy   psk31   


Most common abbreviations during a QSO

r tu rtu tnx name   rst cq    agn   ant   dx   es fb ga ge   hi    hr hw nr om pse pwr wx 73


Most common Q signs during a QSO

QRG   QRL   QRM   QRN   QSB   QRO   QRP   QRQ   QRS   QRT   QRU   QRV   QRZ   QSL   QSX   QSY   QTH   QTR   


100 Most common words during a QSO

and   the   you   that   a   to   know   of   it   yeah   in   they   do   so   but   is   like   have   was   we   its   just   on   or   not   think   for   well   what   about   all   thats   oh   really   one   are   right   uh   them   at   there   my   mean   dont   no   with   if   when   can   as   his   from   had   by   some   were   out   other   where   your   up   QRL   QRM   QRN   QRQ   QRS   QRZ   QTH   QSB   qrp   QSY   r   tu   rtu   tnx   name   rst   cq   agn   ant   inv v   dipole   beam   efhw   g5vr   windom   ocf   sloper   vertical   dx   es   fb   gm   ga   ge   hi   hr   hw   nr   om   pse   pwr   wx   73   =   +   *   bk   kn   rig   QRP   age   yrs   test   icom   knwd   yaesu   tentec   elecraft   heathkit   alinco   collins   psk   swr   wx   temp   warm   hot   cold   sunny   cool   cloudy   clear   rain   snow   sleet   hail   windy   fog   jt65   hour   .   ?   /   599   589   579   479   359   489   559   hw?   cw   am   ssb   usb   lsb   psk31   psk   digital   



That's all for now.

So lower your power and raise your expectations...

72 / 73
Richard AA4OO

5 comments:

  1. Hi, very interesting tnx for sharig with us.
    73 de SV1GRN

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  2. Richard,
    The next step would be to create a file with the words repeated 30 times played no slower than say 25 wpm. Hear the sound, don't copy letters. Thanks for the words. http://www.qsl.net/n4nss/cw.htm 73 Kyle N4NSS

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  3. Many tnx for the work and promotion of CW! How about abbreviations of States/ ARRL sections? Good contest prep. :-) I just discovered and subscribed to your page. It looks like alot of very good stuff!

    72 Dean, N8YA

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    1. Good idea Dean. I struggled copying all the ARRL sections during the past field day event, so I agree it would be a good thing to have on a loop to learn.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this CW knowledge and practice!!! Very useful to improve on my CW skills!

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