PA3CLQ's Leuke Linken Nr. 461


                                                   Today 22-04-2017


We are very unlikely to have internet access at the Marconi Shack but if you hear us or work us you can spot us here

Dick. k2rfp

PRO - CW - Club International

PRO - CW - Club is dedicated to preservation and encouragement the art of TELEGRAPHY communications.

New Members from all around the world are welcome see:

President: Vasile Giurgiu YO6EX     co-founder

Vice-president: Nelu Branga YO2RR   co-founder


Yearly the first Saturday and Sunday of December TAC contest, wellknown by his first name, TOPS Contest, is one of the oldest in the world.

First edition was held in 1947.

After the disappearance of TOPS Club, the contest went into decline.

At the end of 2006, our club decided to take this old and beautiful contest.

PRO-CW-Club organized the first edition in 2007 and starting 2010 we changed the rules allowing traffic in 5 bands.

In the years that followed, we tried to revive this contest.

We believe, that we managed to elevate the value chain and re-bring it to the attention of amateur radio operators.

Above text from the PRO-CW-CLUB site.


May I greet you as a new ASSOCIATE member?

Do not need any recommendation.

You will receive a beautiful certificate of membership.

73, Jan Pieter Oelp PA3CLQ Full member of PRO-CW-CLUB  #40



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W6SFM Bug Roundup Event is coming May!


Announcing W6SFM's BUG ROUNUP

The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air.

In the same spirit as ARRL's Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat”, "Rag Chew" QSOs using their bug type key.

This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist.

This is NOT a contest.

Simply Call "CQ BR" so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant.

Grab that bug, clean those contacts, and let’er fly!

Let’s hear that “Banana Boat / Lake Erie Swing" or that commercial KPH/WCC quality fist.
Reserve the day! Saturday May 20th - Sunday May 21st, 2017 7:00 AM to 7:00 AM Pacific Time (LOCAL) 1400 UTC through 1400 UTC 
    For more information, to register your station and key for participation, and to help assist in spotting, potentially increasing QSOs, an On-line chat window link can be found near the bottom of Bug Roundup home page located at

We hope to hear you all on the air!

73, W6SFM


Word Abbreviations_Erie RR_1862 Rule Book.pdf
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Description : Word Abbreviations Used in 1862
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Head copy and typing

I copy to a keyboard and often notice that my fingers correctly typed characters that I was not sure of by what I thought I heard, especially at speeds above my ability to copy accurately by listening and writing the characters.

I believe that the brain hears the CW and direct the fingers to type the character without having translated from the CW sound to an alphabetical character prior to directing movement of the finger. In one case, there are three steps: hear the CW sound, translate to alphabet, and move the key.

In the other case, there are only two steps: hear the CW sound and direct the finger to move.
Is it possible that this is compatible with current understanding of how the ears, brain, and fingers work together?
73, WO0W Red


Here he is again

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme


73, from the town at the rivers "De Bergsche Maas" and "De Dongen" Geertruidenberg (800+ years city rights) at: 51.702211N   4.853854E

Your Editor Jan Pieter Oelp PA3CLQ



My simple website about Gigantic DF-Antennas

Part 1 "DF-Antenna Wullenweber Array"

Part 2 "DF-Antenna USSR Variants"

Part 3 "DF-Antenna USA Variant"

Next Part 4 "USSR OTHRA DUGA 1,2 & 3" at: