CQ QRS - Slow CW QSO Practice Net

To encourage new and old CWers, the Peel Amateur Radio Group holds 80m on-air slow CW QSO exchange sessions on most Tuesday afternoons from 1700 WA time for anyone interested in having a go on CW - both PARG members and friends of PARG.  

So I will usually give initial calls on 3565KHz (CW frequency - offset up by 700-800Hz if you're receiving on LSB) from 0900z using my VK6QI callsign on one of the VK6SR Remote HF stations.  Once the net is going, please find yourself a quiet spot in the 3540kHz to 3570kHz segment and start calling CQ QRS;  as well, please tune around and call anyone you hear at the speed you're comfortable receiving at.  There's usually people who come up well after 1100z - so like fishing, keep calling until you catch a passing listener.

For newbies, operating suggestions are available in the Operating Hints that can be found here: 210702 PARG CW Operating Hints v1.4.pdf .

Note, that Tony VK6DQ runs the CW practices on 146.550MHz in the Mandurah area from 1900 WA time until around 2000 each day.

I send out the times by email before each session via a Slow CW email distribution list - and I'd be happy to add any interested amateurs and Short Wave Listeners to the list; click here for more info: https://groups.google.com/g/on-air-slow-cw-training-email or email me at mark.bosma@icloud.com.

Catch you on Tuesday arvo/evening I hope!

Mark Bosma
Bowning NSW

From the latest OTN magazine:  “The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.” — Albert Einstein