Sunday, November 12, 2017

Novice Morse proficiency exam practice

Time warp - Simulated Novice FCC exam

In the past couple of years my copy speed has increased to the point where I'm able to have QSO’S at 25 wpm, but I still remember when 5 wpm was a struggle.

My keyer dates back to when morse code proficiency exams were still a thing to study for and my MFJ-493 keyer has a FCC Exam Simulator mode.  I set the speed to 17 wpm with a Farnsworth spacing of 5 wpm and let it rip. 

This was painfully slow to listen to, but a little over 2 years ago when I rebooted my Morse Code learning for using QRP I would have struggled to copy it. So I'm posting a video with the simulated exam and for those of you new to studying morse code or just feel stuck, you may wish to use this for practice.

I've included the real time text sent in the video so you can check yourself or see what you've missed.

If you're still working to copy 5wpm be encouraged that with practice your speed will improve.

Simulated Novice Proficiency Test

That's all for now...
So lower your power and raise your expectations

Richard, AA4OO

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