Two Excellent CW Training Tools – Memory Training
Hey guys, I am participating in a CW Academy training class and we started using a couple of software (Windows) CW training apps. If you like CW you will find these apps helpful improving your speed, copying skills and memory. My last POTA Activation was all CW (Video coming) and I have an upcoming POTA Activation for Land Between The Lakes and it will be mostly CW. Go to POTA website for my info.
The first is RufzXP and it can be downloaded here. How does it work?
RufzXP is pretty simple. You do not need a manual for the basic functions. It sends a chosen number of random selected true amateur radio callsigns (50 by default) to be typed with keyboard into a field on the screen. After the key was pressed, the computer gives its next call. If the call was copied correctly, the transmitting speed increases slightly, if not, it decreases. So the software automatically adapts its transmitting speed the to users maximum performance. Every last call can be heard once again by pressing F6 key (50% penalty). – from the website.
The second CW training aid is Morse Runner. Easy to use and really helps because it simulates a contest with serial numbers. You can download Morse Runner here. Morse Runner is by Afreet software (DXAtlas) who has many good programs. Check out their main homepage here.
Morse Runner will really help you if you want to get better at contesting and copying callsigns. Even if you aren’t interested in CW contests, it’s still a great way to pick up that needed DX station. WW CW DX Contests are my favorite for that.
I want to get back to where I was before the stroke and I am sure this is already helping.
That brings me to my next point.
Both of these programs will be helpful and are excellent memory trainers if you are a Ham operator who has memory issues (ie., stroke). I got tired of the memory games used by the hospital. This is more my style and I am ready to learn and get better!
I was in Alabama helping care for my brother and didn’t have much time for the radio, but I did attend the CW Academy classes n Zoom and I did get on the radio occasionally.
I just finished a POTA Activation for Mammoth Cave Nat’l Park and I will be activating Land Between The Lakes over Memorial Day weekend.
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