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QST 017 FM VKCW.NET 05 DEC 2015 TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS = SOURCES ARRL K7RA NZART OK1HH RAST SOTA VKCW =

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QUIZ. WHAT WORD IS USED TO MEASURE PLAIN TEXT ENGLISH SPEED OF MORSE IN WORDS PER MINUTE? ANSWER IS LATER IN THIS QST +

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ACCURATE RST. 509 IS NEVER POSSIBLE NOR IS 599 WHEN STATION CANNOT COPY WITHOUT PROBLEMS. TO UNDERSTAND RST REPORTING SYSTEM AND NOT RELY ON S METER READINGS PLEASE REFER TO WWW.HAMUNIVERSE.COM/RST.HTML FOR ACTUAL RST MEANINGS TO COPY KEEP HANDY TO USE +

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NEW QST SPEEDS. THANKS TO MANY LISTENERS WHO WROTE IN RESPONDING TO FEEDBACK REQUEST. THERE ARE NOW NEW SLOWER AND HIGHER SPEEDS FOR QST SEE WWW.VKCW.NET/QST FOR SCHEDULE DETAILS OR LISTEN LAST ITEM IN THIS QST +

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PROP FCST. PREDICTED SOLAR FLUX, PLANETARY A INDEX AND GEOMAG FIELD: 05DEC 95 A8 QUIET TO UNSETTLED. 06DEC 90 A18 ACTIVE TO DISTURBED. 07DEC 90 A25 ACTIVE TO DIST. 08DEC 90 A20 ACTIVE TO DIST. 09DEC 95 A15 QUIET. 10DEC 95 A8 QUIET TO ACTIVE. 11DEC 105 A8 MOSTLY Q. 12DEC 115 A8 Q TO UNS. 13DEC 115 A8 Q TO UNS. +

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SUNDAY CW NET. ACTIVE 29NOV SUNDAY 40M CW NET NR 2189 WERE VI90IARU VK2FW 3AVA 2ARZ 3BMG 3GDM 2BTJ 2DPU 2ASB 2AGR 4EGA 2BJT 2BII/3 3ED 1CT 3FGE 2COX TOTAL 17. CHECK INTO CW NET 7025 KHZ BETWEEN 2300Z AND 0100Z ON SUNDAY MORNINGS. 6DEC QNN VK5EEE MORE INFO AT WWW.VKCW.NET/CWNETS +

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SOTA, PARKS AND WWFF. FOR INFO ON SOTA SUMMITS ON THE AIR, VK5 NATIONAL AND CONSERVATION PARKS AWARD AND WORLDWIDE FLORA AND FAUNA PROGRAMS ALL OF WHICH PROVIDE MORE CW ACTIVITY SEE WWW.VK5PAS.ORG +

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WELCOME ZL. THANKS NZART HQ INFOLINE FOR PUBLICISING VK CW ACTIVITIES WE HOPE TO WELCOME ZL CW OPS INTO MORE QSO ON 40M VIA 7050 CALLING FREQ, NETS AND ACTIVITIES. SEE WWW.VKCW.NET/SKEDS FOR CURRENT SCHEDULES +

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THAILAND. HS90IARU IS SPECIAL EVENT STATION CELEBRATING 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF IARU AND WILL BE ACTIVE ALL DECEMBER QSL VIA E21EIC. FOR MORE DETAILS ON IARU90 AWARDS SEE IARU90.HAMLOGS.NET +

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MRHS NEWSLETTER. VERY INTERESTING NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER FOR ALL INTERESTED IN CURRENT DAY USE OF CW IN MARINE RADIO AS WELL AS HISTORY SEE WWW.RADIOMARINE.ORG AND CLICK ON MRHS NEWSLETTER BACK ISSUES HALF WAY DOWN +

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QUIZ ANSWER. PARIS IS THE WORD USED TO MEASURE PLAIN ENGLISH CW TEXT WORDS PER MINUTE. CODEX IS USED AS THE AVERAGE LENGTH OF FIVE LETTER GROUPS TO MEASURE RANDOM LETTER WPM +

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VK CW QST SCHEDULE. SAT PM AT 0400 UTC 7022.5 14022.5 AT 20WPM AND 21022.5 AT 23WPM REPEATED 2200 UTC SUNDAY MORNING SAME FREQS AT 17WPM AND MONDAY EVENING 1000 UTC 3522.5 7022.5 14022.5 KHZ AT 14WPM. PLS CALL WITH REPORTS AT END OF QST OR SEND EMAIL TO EDITOR VK5EEE AT WIA.ORG.AU +

END OF QST = NOW CALL BACKS AND REPORTS PSE

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