G4FON Trainer Setup

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    Mike Ryan
    Mike Ryan
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    A couple of class members have indicated encountering missing MENU items with their G4FON installation. I believe I have an answer that may help.

    The [Text File], [Words] and [QSO’s] buttons are always removed or hidden when you have not configured the trainer to use ALL characters.

    Use the [Setup] button to bring up the options and select the [Morse Character Setup] tab. Use the [Check All] button to place a check mark next to all visible characters. Click the [OK] button to close the window. The missing menu options should now appear.

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    Prosigns
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    I suggest you create a folder to hold extra practice message files that you will create. For easy access, the folder should be located in the C:\ root directory. Example: Create a folder called “My_Text”. Add any practice sessions using Notepad or WordPad in the directory you have created.

    Prosigns usually combine two letters and SEND THEM AS ONE CHARACTER (no space between the two letters). You can tell G4FON that you want to do this by placing the “^” character before the two text letters you want to combine. Example: ^BT will send the two letters as one.

    Good Luck.

    - Mike (K1WVO)
    Nashua Area Radio Club

    k1wvo@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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    Mike Ryan
    Mike Ryan
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    Prosigns – Procedural signs or codes that help the flow of information during a QSO. Prosigns are formed by merging two or more characters together into a single series of dits and dahs with noa space between the letters that are sent.

    Example: if you send the letters “A” and “S” normally it ill sound like dit,dah,,,di,di,dit (note I added the “,” to help you judge the “off time” between code elements (dits and dahs). When you send the prosign “/AS” (the bar or line is usually written above the letter pair to show it is a prosign), it would be sent as dit,dah,dit,dit,dit. No extra space between the letters. Note: “/AS” advises the other station to WAIT.

    You can learn more about prosigns at the following location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosigns_for_Morse_code
    Note: scroll down to find the summary table “Memory Aid” column to help you understand their function.

    You only need to know a handful of these to help you manage your QSO exchange… /BT, /AS, /KN, /SK, and /HH (indicates you made and error and are about to repeat the bad character or word.

    G4FON can help you learn the sounds of these prosigns and compare them to there normal letter text.

    I have generated a couple of PROSIGN.TXT files that you can save and use G4FON to play.

    - Mike (K1WVO)
    Nashua Area Radio Club

    k1wvo@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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    Note: Prosign /BT is a good “filler” to send a couple of times while your composing your next sentance or thought in your head.

    - Mike (K1WVO)
    Nashua Area Radio Club

    k1wvo@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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