Troublesome characters to copy in Morse Code
Richard Carpenter, AA4OO, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from North Carolina, USA. Contact him at [email protected].
The trouble with DITS
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As I've learned the code one problem area, early on, was dealing with words that started with characters that were all DITS. I'm probably not alone in having my puny brain overloaded when I am trying to head copy words that start with DITS. I would panic because the all-dits character would fly by and I'd get fixated on trying to figure out what that was and miss the rest of the word.
To overcome DIT panic, I started training on the all DIT characters of E, I, S and H
Using https://lcwo.net/ I'd configure it to send only those characters, and practice them alone. Then I started creating words that began with DIT characters and I'd practice recognizing them.
After two and half years I still get tripped up on occasion but I'm doing much better.
I also like to practice sending DITS. The following sentence is fun to practice: "SHE IS 55 ES IS HIS SISTER"
So how do you deal with DIT overload?
That's all for now.
So lower your power and raise your expectations...
de Richard AA4OO