- October 3, 2016 at 10:45 pm #5710
Some of you may want to try receiving two, three and four letter words at a higher speed. The K7QO CD contains some faster groups and usually repeats each word two or three times to give so you can check your work.
You may find this easier to listen to “in your head” and try to give your mind time to hear and recognize the word… You’ll start to catch a word here or there and may discover that you don’t have to instantly recognize each character “In Real Time”… You may discover that your starting to “copy behind” with some words… that is you’ll just recognize the rhythm and know what the word is. Don’t be concerned if this approach does not work at first.
Suggest you start with files: 190.mp3 thru 195.mp3 on the CD and give it a listen.October 5, 2016 at 7:27 am #5735
You may still want to SAMPLE one of these files if you can pick out a few characters from the fray, then stop and retry listening to one of the much slower sessions such as 040.mp3 thru 046.mp3. The higher speed sample may sharpen your listening acuity making the slower speed easier to deal with.
You can also use the G4FON software to play any of the CD’s .TXT files at a wode ramge of different speeds, or make up your own audio quizzes.
Lastly, don’t forget to practice numbers, punctuation and prosigns. These are easy to overlook, which may explain why many folks feel less comfortable when they encounter them.
Also, don’t panic when you hear someting you don’t recognize as our alphabet is not the only one out there, and new prosigns can be added sometimes… Example: if you wanted to send an email address on the air such as: my email is [email protected] how would you send the “@” symbol? The new prosign consists of the letters A C sent together (sort of looks like an “a” with the tail of the “C” going around it.
Well: Practice, Practice, Practice.
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