CW 'Recevin' Course

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A CW 'RECEVIN' COURSE NO.5

ORIGINAL COPYRIGHT 1989

HAVE FUN !

Benson Scott - AE5V

A PERSON CAN LEARN TO SEND AND RECEIVE MORSE CODE IN A FEW DAYS OR A FEW WEEKS DEPENDING UPON HOW IT IS LEARNED AND HOW ADEPT THE INDIVIDUAL IS AT LEARNING IT.

THIS METHOD WILL ALLOW ONE TO ADVANCE IN A MORE RAPID MANNER AND IN A MORE RELAXED STATE OF MIND.

IF YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS KNOWING THE LETTERS AND RECEIVING AT 5 TO 8 WORDS PER MINUTE, THERE ARE OTHER METHODS OF LEARNING TO SEND AND RECEIVE WHICH CAN BE MASTERED MORE QUICKLY, BUT WILL NOT ALLOW PROGRESSION BEYOND THAT POINT WITHOUT MUCH FRUSTRATION AND MUCH MORE TIME CONSUMPTION.

IF YOUR GOAL IS BECOMING PROFICIENT, TURN THE PAGE

AND BEGIN ...


A FEW BASIC RULES MUST BE SET DOWN...

1-- PRACTICE 10 TO 30 MINUTES TWICE A DAY

2-- PRACTICE AT LEAST 3 DAY A WEEK (6 OR 7 IS BEST)

3-- DO NOT SET ANY SPEED GOALS!!! (IT WILL SLOW YOU DOWN)

LESSON 1: SENDING PRACTICE

A DOT IS AS SHORT AS YOU CAN MAKE IT (NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED). A DASH IS THREE DOTS LONG. A SPACE IS ONE DOT LONG. SEND EACH CHARACTER WITH A STRAIGHT KEY OR KEYER (BUT NO BUGS PLEASE) USING A SMOOTH RHYTHM. BE EXTRA CAREFUL TO BE CORRECT AND DELIBERATE. ADJUST THE SPEED BY LEAVING SPACE BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS. DO NOT (YES-DO NOT) LEAVE EXTRA SPACE IN EACH CHARACTER OR LENGTHEN THE DOT AND DASH TO SLOW DOWN! USE ANY MATERIAL YOU WISH TO SEND.

THIS LESSON IS DEVOTED TO KNOWING THE CHARACTERS AND BEING ABLE TO SEND THEM SMOOTHLY. ADD AND LEARN EACH CHARACTER ONE AT A TIME. DO NOT LEARN NEW CHARACTERS UNTIL YOU HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THE ONES YOU KNOW. LEARN THE LETTERS BY LISTENING TO THEM. DO NOT LOOK THEM UP IN A BOOK. THIS METHOD HAS BEEN PROVEN TO PROVIDE THE FASTEST WAY TO LEARN THE LETTERS.

RECEIVING PRACTICE

LISTEN TO THE TAPED MATERIAL OR AN APPROVED COMPUTER PROGRAM. LEARN EACH CHARACTER ONE AT A TIME. MOVE ON TO THE NEXT CHARACTER WHEN YOU KNOW THE PREVIOUS ONES. YOU MAY BRIEFLY FORGET FROM DAY TO DAY BUT REVIEW ALL THE CHARACTERS FROM THE BEGINNING EACH PRACTICE SESSION.

DO NOT WRITE ANY CHARACTERS DOWN! LISTEN AND HEAR THEM.

LESSON 2: SENDING PRACTICE

USING YOUR MOUTH (AND OUT LOUD IF NO ONE IS AROUND) READ SIGNS, BOOKS OR OTHER MATERIAL IN MORSE CODE. BE CAREFUL, DO NOT FALL INTO THE LONG-SLOW-DOT-PIT !! THE CHARACTERS SHOULD BE SHORT AND CLEAN.

RECEIVING PRACTICE

LISTEN TO THE TAPED CW MATERIAL. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE MOST CHARACTERS MOST OF THE TIME. YOU MAY WRITE DOWN THE LETTERS BUT ONLY EVERY OTHER DAY OF PRACTICE.

LESSON 3: PRACTICE

REPEAT LESSON ONE AND LESSON TWO ACTIVITY. WORK EXTRA HARD ON ANY WEAK CHARACTERS, NUMBERS, OR PUNCTUATION. YOU SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE SENDING BY NOW AND THE CHARACTERS SHOULD BE COMING EASILY. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE SIDE ONE OF THE TAPE SUPPLIED AND PERHAPS BE CLOSE TO MASTERING SIDE TWO.

LESSON 4: RECEIVING PRACTICE

IF YOU CANNOT GET THE "RHYTHM AND FEEL" EMAIL ME AND WE WILL WORK ON IT PERSONALLY! EVERYONE ELSE: LISTEN TO CW ON THE AIR OR ON THE TAPE. DO NOT LISTEN TO ANY SPEED WHICH IS SLOW ENOUGH FOR YOU TO COPY HALF OF IT (LISTEN TO A SPEED FASTER THAN YOU CAN COPY.) DO NOT LISTEN TO SLOPPY CW; IF IT IS NOT AS CLEAN AS YOURS, LISTEN TO SOMEONE ELSE. DO NOT PICK UP BAD RHYTHMS AND HABITS THAT OTHERS HAVE!!!

***LISTEN FOR LETTERS AND PICK THEM OUT.*** DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING DOWN.

LESSON 5: RECEIVING CW

THE BIG THING IN RECEIVING IS YOUR ABILITY TO READ CODE WITHOUT HAVING TO WRITE IT DOWN. MANY REFER TO IT AS "COPYING IN THEIR HEADS." THIS IS INCORRECT. YOU DO NOT COPY IN YOUR HEAD. YOU COPY WITH A PEN, PENCIL OR TYPEWRITER; THAT IS, PUT DOWN ON PAPER WHAT YOU RECEIVE OR READ. THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RECEIVING CODE AND COPYING CODE. BUT BEFORE YOU CAN COPY, YOU MUST LEARN TO READ CODE AND YOUR READING MUST NOT DEPEND ON YOUR COPYING.

LEARNING TO RECEIVE IS THE IMPORTANT THING . WRITING DOWN WHAT YOU RECEIVE IS A ROUTINE MATTER THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF IF YOU ARE PROPERLY TRAINED. YOU CANNOT WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU CANNOT READ! MANY UNTRAINED INDIVIDUALS GET INTO THE HABIT OF TRYING TO OVERCOME THIS DEFECT BY READING A LETTER AT A TIME AND WRITING IT DOWN. "THIS IS A BAD HABIT THAT COMES WITH MACHINE PRACTICE."  CANDLER) IT IS A SHORTCUT TO FRUSTRATION. WITH THE PAST 4 LESSONS BEHIND YOU, YOU SHOULD INSTANTLY KNOW THE SOUNDS OF EACH SIGNAL OR LETTER WITHOUT HAVING TO "STOP-TO-FIGURE-THEM-OUT!!" "A" IS NOT "ET" AND "N" IS NOT "TE". "U" IS NOT "DIT DIT DAH" BUT IS "DITDITDAH". SPEND THIS WEEK SENDING AND RECEIVING. LISTEN TO A TAPE, A FRIEND YOU CAN WORK WITH, OR A FAIRLY FAST CW STATION ON THE SHORT WAVE BANDS. LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN AND HEAR!!!

LESSON 6: A SHORTCUT

LEARN THESE WORDS! (NOT GROUPS OF L E T T E R S) THEY MAKE UP 1/2 OF ALL CONVERSATION OR WRITINGS! KNOW THEM BY SOUND - NOT THE INDIVIDUAL LETTERS.

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LESSON 7: TRAINING THE SUB-CONSCIOUS FACULTY

SPELL THESE WORDS VERBALLY WHILE YOU WRITE THESE WORDS

AT                             WE

ME                              US

AS                              UP

TO                              AT

SO                              BE

OR                              DO

MY                              GO

NO                              HE

ON                              IF

MI                              IN

MA                             IS

PRACTICE DAILY UNTIL YOU HAVE THE HANG OF THIS; USE OTHER COMBINATIONS TOO. PRACTICE DAILY SENDING AND RECEIVING (NOT COPYING) SIGNALS ON TAPE OR OFF THE AIR. AS LONG AS YOU HAVE TO THINK WHAT A SOUND MEANS YOU HAVE NOT BEGUN USING YOUR ABILITY TO RECEIVE. DO NOT FORGET THE RHYTHM AND TIMING WE DEVELOPED IN THE FIRST LESSONS. BUILD ON WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED. DO NOT FORGET TO INCLUDE NUMBERS AND PUNCTUATION IN YOUR PRACTICE.

LESSON 8: RECEIVING AND COPYING BEHIND--A BEGINNING...

AS YOU RECEIVE THE CODE AND HEAR IT WRITE IT DOWN...ONE LETTER BEHIND. YOU WILL FEEL COMFORTABLE LISTENING TO CW BY NOW AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE PRESSURED SENSE OF URGENCY TO WRITE DOWN ALL YOU HEAR LETTER BY LETTER. BEGIN SLOWLY AT FIRST THEN BUILD UP THE SPEED TO 20 WPM OR SO. MOVE ON TO WRITING IT DOWN...TWO LETTERS BEHIND, THEN THREE OR PERHAPS FOUR LETTERS BEHIND. MOVE ON TO THE NEXT LESSON AS SOON AS YOU CAN. THESE TWO LESSONS WILL BE USEFUL PRACTICED TOGETHER. IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS OR A FEW WEEKS BUT YOU HAVE LEARNED TO RECEIVE MORSE CODE NOT JUST WRITE DOWN SOME LETTERS YOU HAPPENED TO REMEMBER. THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABORS WILL PAY OFF NOW! 20 WPM SHOULD BE IN SIGHT SOON IF IT IS NOT ALREADY BEING RECEIVED AND 25 WPM TO 35 WPM IS OUT THERE WAITING FOR YOU TO TRULY ENJOY.

LESSON 9: RECEIVING AND COPYING BEHIND--HERE WE GO...

MAKE UP A SENTENCE...ANY SENTENCE WITH 16 TO 24 WORDS IN IT. HAVE SOMEONE READ IT TO YOU SLOWLY. AS THEY READ EACH WORD WRITE THE SENTENCE DOWN BUT STAY ONE WORD BEHIND THEM ALL THE WAY. WHEN YOU CAN DO THIS EASILY WITH YOUR SENTENCE TRY OTHERS SENTENCES.  IT SHOULD NOT TAKE LONG TO MASTER THIS.) NEXT, INSTEAD OF HAVING THE SENTENCE READ TO YOU, HAVE THE SAME SENTENCE SENT TO YOU IN CW (USE A BUDDY OR A TAPE RECORDER.) GRADUALLY INCREASE THE SPEED EACH TIME YOU GO OVER THE SENTENCE OR SENTENCES. NEXT USE UNFAMILIAR SENTENCES (THIS MAY NOT BE MASTERED FOR A GOOD WHILE).

LESSON 10: ALMOST HOME...

USING THE TECHNIQUE LEARNED FROM EARLIER WEEKS, FORCE YOURSELF TO STAY TWO WORDS BEHIND. LISTENING TO AMATEURS "RAG CHEW" IS NOT ALWAYS EASY PRACTICE (POOR SENTENCE STRUCTURE, SLANG, ABBREVIATIONS, SLOPPY SENDING, ETC.); LISTEN TO COMMERCIAL STATIONS OR TAPES.

 


I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE LESSONS...BUT MORE THAN THAT I HOPE YOU NOW ENJOY THE CW FOR WHAT IT IS ... A LANGUAGE.

 

IF YOU STILL DO NOT LIKE CW...LEARN TO OPERATE AN ELEVATOR, IT REQUIRES LESS PRACTICE TO LEARN AND MASTER ... BUT ALSO OFFERS MUCH LESS SATISFACTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENT !!!

The material presented is an attempt to provide a method of learning morse code in an optimal way.  The course is based upon the works of Walter H Candler and "The Candler System" as well as the works of A Biegel, W Bryan, C B Desoto, S Dimichael, K W Estes, E Fleishman, F L Harmon, N Harter, R Highland, V O'Keefee, F S Keller, F S Koch, D B Lindsey, J E Morsh, A F B Stannard, D Taylor, Thurstone, and N D Tulloss. In addition, the method is based upon unpublished neurophysiologic material to enhance aural learning.

THIS MATERIAL IS NOT TO BE REPRODUCED

WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION.


recent comments:

Benson: I passed the 13wpm, and have general priveleges now.

Working on that "20", and the extra.

Your site is a big help! Thanks.

Closing in on 20!

 


Why is it in all caps? 

Because one has to shout to get your attention sometimes.

 

 
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