Two Excellent CW Training Tools – Memory Training
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.
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Thanks for all of the great content it has helped me tremendously. Question are you using a PC to run the Windows based programs or using Bootcamp or Parallels on your Mac. Again thank you for all that you do.
Nice to hear from you Al and I use my Windows computer. I have Parallels on my Mac and have some Ham Radio Windows programs on it. Maybe some videos on that later.