I'd absolutely love to Bobins and would be more than happy to offer some consultancy And I'd love to see it all in real life too
Maybe once Covid-19 is under control and given I'm now retired and a lot more mobile than I was a while back...
They made you speak very slowly!
Yes quite! I don't know Jim, I wasn't into amateur radio in those days. I learnt mine from a very early Sinclair computer, can't remember what it was, but it only had about 5k of processing ZX81? That had a brilliant programme, loaded from tape of course. You could set it to send you random letters or numbers in groups of five and when finished displayed them on the screen so you could check. I still have it somewhere.CitroJim wrote: ↑20 Jan 2021, 08:59They made you speak very slowly!
Were they ever used for morse training Peter? I remember when I was a newly licenced amateur with a G8 call and keen to learn morse that RadCom contained adverts for morse courses on a set of discs...
In the end I was taught by an ex-Merchant Navy radio operator...
I had one back in the day James Wish I still did as they fetch silly money these days!
I took my RAE in 1977 and smuggled it in amongst my City and Guilds professional exams! The RAE and C and G Course 271 - Telecomms Technicians - were similar enough the college did not notice... Some 5 of us pulled the same trickPaul-R wrote: ↑20 Jan 2021, 14:31I learned morse so that I could participate better in our club's contests. We had some practice sessions at the club and I remember buying a morse code generator from the RSGB. Still got it somewhere. That, and the practice sessions, got me up to 20wpm which I found easier to keep up as it had a cadence I could follow. It was actually difficult to slow down to 12wpm for the test!
I kept up with my morse for a few years until the contest group folded and then - nothing. I'm ashamed to say that my use has been zero for the last 15 years or so and so, of course, it has withered away. I can barely put a couple of letters together nowadays.
I never lost interest Peter and keep a watching brief... My problem is time, just not enough hours in the day for me to devote the required time to it... Maybe if it wasn't for the cars, vintage electronics, cooking, baking, running and cycling I might have time!