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Re: Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m

Lee
 

Good bug operators are the same way. I learned CW originally on a straight key, then paddles, back in the 80s/90s. When I rediscovered CW, I was lucky enough to know ex-Navy (W8IM), ex-MM (W4CQC, SK) and ex- Coast Guard (KR4X) ops and learn from them (sardonic derision and genial scorn are effective teaching tools). I try to send precisely with just a tiny bit of swing ................

Look up the Marine Radio Historical Society at https://www.radiomarine.org/ and listen to the audio clips - or better yet, listen to the station send the news on Saturday (25 wpm, so bring your comfy cans). KPH CW: 426, 500, 4247.0, 6477.5, 8642.0, 12808.5, 17016.8, 22477.5, while KFS CW is 12695.5.

73 de Lee KX4TT ZUT


On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 09:52:50 pm GMT-4, Steve in Okinawa <sfab43@...> wrote:


Someone sending good morse code with a straight key is a pleasure to listen to. They can develop a rythme that is not there with paddles and keyers, certainly not with most people.  Two of the best I have ever heard where both trained in the RAF and it was wonderful to sit back and listen to them. Ex marine radio officers are usually good.


Steve JS6TMW, ex K2RDP


Re: what is it

Evan Hand
 

On Thu, Oct 21, 2021, at 06:34 AM, K9NUD-Steve wrote:
Something like this?
Steve,
Yes, though you can find shorter cables to keep down the possibility of noise on or from the cable.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B09FP1WF8Q?pd_rd_i=B09FPJ9TSP&pd_rd_w=dTw5P&pf_rd_p=7ea8e9d0-fed1-49e8-a002-f2d3f5cb151d&pd_rd_wg=EIm6X&pf_rd_r=85A8QHDFQ0BK0GP464TH&pd_rd_r=1eeb3c9a-5f19-4076-959c-3498470c8f17&th=1

Or buy the cable and connectors to make your own in whatever width you need.
https://smile.amazon.com/Glarks-1191Pcs-Housing-Connector-Compatible/dp/B07TB8QXMC/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=14+pin+ribbon+cable&qid=1634819166&qsid=147-4019236-0883542&s=electronics&sr=1-18&sres=B075JKGMB2%2CB00THPU81K%2CB0817XLS3Z%2CB06XGX7SL6%2CB07RWF4FF6%2CB07SD71XFR%2CB07D4CTZQG%2CB01DK2DU4C%2CB06XGTZVR8%2CB07RWF2FWZ%2CB00BUHJU8A%2CB08DHHWW9G%2CB07TB8QXMC%2CB01EV70C78%2CB07Q2SX5CX%2CB07GD2BWPY%2CB07W47RFPM%2CB07WHFWMYQ%2CB003KPYRJM%2CB01DP13EDA

I would warn that making the cables is not easy and requires the crimping tool for the connector.  I would just buy the premade cables.

If you can find single row cables in the correct width with right angle connectors that would be the best as you can fold the cable to get close to a female to female adapter.  I have not found that on Amazon.  There might be something on one of the other web stores.

73
Evan
AC9TU


73
Evan
AC9TU


Re: UPDATE #2 FIXED / Buttons / rotary encoder don't work properly #rotary encoder #rotary

Stephen Sherer
 

I found the source of the hum..when I touch the case, it was the AC to DC power supply. I was using a left over 12v dc wall wart power supply.  When I connected a battery for power, the hum went away.

Julian, thank you for your insight and expertise.
--
KE4LJH
Steve, 
Florida


Re: Lora Light Tracker

Richard Fairman
 

Fixed thanks tan In knew it was me 

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Re: Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m

Roelof Bakker
 

Hello Julian,

- trains the brain better to do what? Send with a straight key?

Using muscular feedback can reinforce the learning process.

Compare it to what many people do: talking with their mouth and with their hands, even when on
the phone where the hand movements have no use after all...

73,
Roelof, pa0rdt


Re: Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m

Roelof Bakker
 

Gary,

- I dug out my straight key and , oh boy, it was simply hard to relearn.

I am in the same league.

To improve upon my Morse skills, I have downloaded 'Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy' by
IK0YGJ, Carlo Consoli and edited by N0HFF. You can find it here:

https://www.qsl.net/ik0ygj/enu/ZART_r20101008m.pdf

Starting page 37 instructions are given to use a straight key by listening to a 5 letter group
and then repeat this group on the key. This way you learn to achieve good timing.

I use the Morse decoder in my QCX+ to evaluate my sending.

It works for me!

There is a lot of interesting material in this book regarding to learn the code.
The main points are:

1. relax
2. daily exercises lasting no longer than 15 minutes
3. relax
4. relax
5. etc.

73,
Roelof, pa0rdt
(close to 50 years using Morse Code and still learning)


Re: QDX Construction Begins, despite a minor obstacle!

Ryan Flowers
 

Folks, I'm sorry if it felt like click bait- but remember, click bait typically gives you a title that makes you click, then shows you ads instead of any real content. I gave a compelling title and followed through with real content, and I did say "despite one minor obstacle" which gave a hint that there was something awry ;-) 

It's all in good fun, I promise. And yes you CAN start building before it arrives by preparing your inductors and reading the manual :) 

73 to all!
--
Ryan Flowers - W7RLF
MiscDotGeek - QRP and More (Website)

QDX News, Tips, Build Series (YouTube)
QCX Mini "Mini Tip" Series (YouTube)
QCX Mini Troubleshooting and Repair (Website)


Re: QDX Construction Begins, despite a minor obstacle!

Fred Spinner
 

Yeah, I have enough of a stock of toroids that I can wind some in advance too.  If I am not too busy to do so like I am now. 

There is no such thing as bad publicity either, and I do admire Ryan's excitement about the QDX.  I am excited too.  And lately I don't get excited about much. 

I have to agree with RTFM though, it was obvious from some of the early threads that many people don't get the several things that are clever about the design. It's not just the nonlinear TX chain. 

Fred W0FMS 

On Thu, Oct 21, 2021, 4:46 AM N3MNT <bob@...> wrote:
Click Bait


10 W linear Amp.

mweidle@aol.com
 

I got a kit of the 10W linear Amp. Do I need the BIAS (TX to ground) only for the Alignment or do I have to switch the TX on (TY to Ground) also during operation ?
I´ve got the original QCX Transceiver for the 60m Band. I try to get a little bit more power for this small Transceiver.  There is no ptt Output plug. How to operate without changing something of the working Tx ?
Seems to be that I also need another low Pass for the 60m Band ?

Greetings DL1SER, Matt


Re: Lora Light Tracker

Mustafa Tan
 

Hi Richard,

It looks like an installation issue. The unpacking of tools as part of the SAMD installation takes time. Did you wait? Try to reinstall (uninstall/install) the SAMD package using BoardManager.




On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 12:42 PM Richard Fairman via groups.io <Fairman.richard=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
 get this error trying to compile code for the Lora Light Tracker Im sure its me but cannot fix

Arduino: 1.8.16 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino M0"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In file included from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd21/include/samd21.h:69:0,
 
                 from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd.h:105,
 
                 from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\hardware\samd\1.8.11\cores\arduino/Arduino.h:35,
 
                 from sketch\lorawan-otaa-pico-balloon-tracker.ino.cpp:1:
 
C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd21/include/samd21g18a.h:237:10: fatal error: core_cm0plus.h: No such file or directory
 
 #include <core_cm0plus.h>
 
          ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
compilation terminated.
 
exit status 1
 
Error compiling for board Arduino M0.
 
 
 
This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.
 




Re: QDX Construction Begins, despite a minor obstacle!

N3MNT
 

Click Bait


Re: Lora Light Tracker

Richard Fairman
 

verbose error message
Arduino: 1.8.16 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino M0"
C:\Arduino\arduino-builder -dump-prefs -logger=machine -hardware C:\Arduino\hardware -hardware C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages -tools C:\Arduino\tools-builder -tools C:\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr -tools C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages -built-in-libraries C:\Arduino\libraries -libraries C:\Users\acamp\Documents\Arduino\libraries -fqbn=arduino:samd:mzero_bl -vid-pid=10C4_EA60 -ide-version=10816 -build-path C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_867852 -warnings=none -build-cache C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_cache_961491 -prefs=build.warn_data_percentage=75 -prefs=runtime.tools.CMSIS-Atmel.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0 -prefs=runtime.tools.CMSIS-Atmel-1.2.0.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0 -prefs=runtime.tools.arm-none-eabi-gcc.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\arm-none-eabi-gcc\7-2017q4 -prefs=runtime.tools.arm-none-eabi-gcc-7-2017q4.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\arm-none-eabi-gcc\7-2017q4 -prefs=runtime.tools.CMSIS.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS\4.5.0 -prefs=runtime.tools.CMSIS-4.5.0.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS\4.5.0 -prefs=runtime.tools.openocd.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\openocd\0.10.0-arduino7 -prefs=runtime.tools.openocd-0.10.0-arduino7.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\openocd\0.10.0-arduino7 -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\arduinoOTA\1.2.1 -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA-1.2.1.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\arduinoOTA\1.2.1 -prefs=runtime.tools.bossac.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\bossac\1.7.0-arduino3 -prefs=runtime.tools.bossac-1.7.0-arduino3.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\bossac\1.7.0-arduino3 -verbose C:\Users\acamp\Downloads\LightTracker-1.0-main\LightTracker-1.0-main\lorawan-otaa-pico-balloon-tracker\lorawan-otaa-pico-balloon-tracker.ino
 
C:\Arduino\arduino-builder -compile -logger=machine -hardware C:\Arduino\hardware -hardware C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages -tools C:\Arduino\tools-builder -tools C:\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr -tools C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages -built-in-libraries C:\Arduino\libraries -libraries C:\Users\acamp\Documents\Arduino\libraries -fqbn=arduino:samd:mzero_bl -vid-pid=10C4_EA60 -ide-version=10816 -build-path C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_867852 -warnings=none -build-cache C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_cache_961491 -prefs=build.warn_data_percentage=75 -prefs=runtime.tools.CMSIS-Atmel.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0 -prefs=runtime.tools.CMSIS-Atmel-1.2.0.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0 -prefs=runtime.tools.arm-none-eabi-gcc.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\arm-none-eabi-gcc\7-2017q4 -prefs=runtime.tools.arm-none-eabi-gcc-7-2017q4.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\arm-none-eabi-gcc\7-2017q4 -prefs=runtime.tools.CMSIS.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS\4.5.0 -prefs=runtime.tools.CMSIS-4.5.0.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS\4.5.0 -prefs=runtime.tools.openocd.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\openocd\0.10.0-arduino7 -prefs=runtime.tools.openocd-0.10.0-arduino7.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\openocd\0.10.0-arduino7 -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\arduinoOTA\1.2.1 -prefs=runtime.tools.arduinoOTA-1.2.1.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\arduinoOTA\1.2.1 -prefs=runtime.tools.bossac.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\bossac\1.7.0-arduino3 -prefs=runtime.tools.bossac-1.7.0-arduino3.path=C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\bossac\1.7.0-arduino3 -verbose C:\Users\acamp\Downloads\LightTracker-1.0-main\LightTracker-1.0-main\lorawan-otaa-pico-balloon-tracker\lorawan-otaa-pico-balloon-tracker.ino
 
Using board 'mzero_bl' from platform in folder: C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\hardware\samd\1.8.11
 
Using core 'arduino' from platform in folder: C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\hardware\samd\1.8.11
 
Detecting libraries used...
 
"C:\\Users\\acamp\\AppData\\Local\\Arduino15\\packages\\arduino\\tools\\arm-none-eabi-gcc\\7-2017q4/bin/arm-none-eabi-g++" -mcpu=cortex-m0plus -mthumb -c -g -Os -w -std=gnu++11 -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fno-threadsafe-statics -nostdlib --param max-inline-insns-single=500 -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions -w -x c++ -E -CC -DF_CPU=48000000L -DARDUINO=10816 -DARDUINO_SAM_ZERO -DARDUINO_ARCH_SAMD -D__SAMD21G18A__ -mthumb -DUSB_VID=0x2a03 -DUSB_PID=0x804e -DUSBCON "-DUSB_MANUFACTURER=\"Unknown\"" "-DUSB_PRODUCT=\"Arduino M0\"" "-IC:\\Users\\acamp\\AppData\\Local\\Arduino15\\packages\\arduino\\tools\\CMSIS\\4.5.0/CMSIS/Include/" "-IC:\\Users\\acamp\\AppData\\Local\\Arduino15\\packages\\arduino\\tools\\CMSIS-Atmel\\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/" "-IC:\\Users\\acamp\\AppData\\Local\\Arduino15\\packages\\arduino\\hardware\\samd\\1.8.11\\cores\\arduino/api/deprecated" "-IC:\\Users\\acamp\\AppData\\Local\\Arduino15\\packages\\arduino\\hardware\\samd\\1.8.11\\cores\\arduino/api/deprecated-avr-comp" "-IC:\\Users\\acamp\\AppData\\Local\\Arduino15\\packages\\arduino\\hardware\\samd\\1.8.11\\cores\\arduino" "-IC:\\Users\\acamp\\AppData\\Local\\Arduino15\\packages\\arduino\\hardware\\samd\\1.8.11\\variants\\arduino_mzero" "C:\\Users\\acamp\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\arduino_build_867852\\sketch\\lorawan-otaa-pico-balloon-tracker.ino.cpp" -o nul
 
Alternatives for core_cm0plus.h: []
 
ResolveLibrary(core_cm0plus.h)
 
  -> candidates: []
 
In file included from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd21/include/samd21.h:69:0,
 
                 from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd.h:105,
 
                 from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\hardware\samd\1.8.11\cores\arduino/Arduino.h:35,
 
                 from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_build_867852\sketch\lorawan-otaa-pico-balloon-tracker.ino.cpp:1:
 
C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd21/include/samd21g18a.h:237:10: fatal error: core_cm0plus.h: No such file or directory
 
 #include <core_cm0plus.h>
 
          ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
compilation terminated.
 
exit status 1
 
Error compiling for board Arduino M0.
 


Re: what is it

K9NUD-Steve
 

Something like this?


Re: QDX Construction Begins, despite a minor obstacle!

G8DQX list
 

But, Ryan,

construction begins by reading the manual! [Unless one enjoys wailing and renting one's clothes, of course.]

73, Stay Safe,

Robin, G8DQX [suddenly gives age away by reminiscing about Heathkit manuals…]

On 21/10/2021 07:02, Ryan Flowers wrote:
Hi everyone,

Yep- I've started construction! If you're wondering how that can be, just watch the first 30 seconds of my video: https://youtu.be/MY7wGL8kjQc


--
Ryan Flowers - W7RLF
MiscDotGeek - QRP and More (Website)

QDX News, Tips, Build Series (YouTube)
QCX Mini "Mini Tip" Series (YouTube)
QCX Mini Troubleshooting and Repair (Website)


Re: Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m

John Kirby
 


         Remember too
"Iambic" has two modes  A and  B

John  
N3AAZ


Re: Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m A tapper #40m

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

Julian, 

You too?  I am always tapping my fingers or toes, especially to the rhythm of the music on TV commercials between show segments.  The other night she got upset because she said my tapping was strong enough to make the sofa vibrate and it irritated her. I didn’t even know I was doing it.  Somehow years ago with her sitting almost on my lap it never bothered her.  As we age evidently I get less sensitive and she gets more sensitive.  Go figure.

Morse on!

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Oct 20, 2021, at 1:41 PM, Julian N4JO <n4jo@...> wrote:

Absolutely !!
We couldn't do this if we didn't fundamentally respect each other. I am in awe of the people here on this list and its cousins at groups.io. Even at 65, there are people here who were licensed before I was born, and that is both humbling and inspiring. I do my best (indeed, feel ethically compelled) to know the boundaries of my knowledge, and to accurately label comments as opinion or experience if they are not scientifically defensible.

On your other point: while I'm not musically formally trained, I am at heart a percussionist (and always tapping or drumming on something, to my wife's frequent irritation!), and professionally I am concerned with control systems, materials, resonances, haptics and responses, etc., so this whole subject is deeply fascinating to me.

--
Julian, N4JO.


Re: Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

Use a dual paddle like a single paddle? Who would have ever thunk it. I have been doing that since my first set of paddles 30 years ago.  When I start squeezing the paddles it speaks a different language. But that’s how I learned and it works. The guy on the other end still can read me and respond.

What I really like is my Vibroplex keys but I am not good enough to let my signal be heard with those. I have refurbed a few for fun. Like the smell of tubes heating up they add ambience to my shack. I wish my wife would let me put them out for display like her China figurines. They are a thing of beauty.  She has a whole lighted cabinet for her figurines but won’t even discuss putting some of my pristine vibroplex’s in it. Not my one prize Begali.  

Oh well, after 48 years I just go with the flow.  When her girlfriends let their husbands display all their guns or golf clubs (especially the driver that made the hole in one 30 years ago) in the living room and dining room then maybe we can talk. 

That’s my story and I am stuck to it. I say what I am told to say.  We have been married 48 years. As we approach 50 years she will get a new ring and I will get another Begali or something similar.  At 35 years I got a new dock system for our beach.  Can’t remember what she got that time.  Her China figurines just show up like my ham radio stuff.

Yes, a “slapper” forever with dual paddles.  Need a weighted base to hold it down.  But seeing the code I am sending scroll across the screen helps me keep it readable.  Should have learned on a Cootie Key maybe. 

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Oct 20, 2021, at 12:10 PM, Gary Bernard via groups.io <garybernard2@...> wrote:


Iambic is a style of sending unique to a dual paddle with a keyer. The keyer on certain letters finishes the letter without additional movement of the hand. It was called squeeze keying when I learned.  Key and keyer are 2 different animals. I send with a dual paddle and prefer Iambic B. I can send either A or B. There is a difference and keyers in transceivers can be different and sometimes don't offer the op/user the choice of A or B. The QCX does.
Some ops use a dual paddle key in the same fashion as a single paddle, their slappers and not using the dual paddle device as it was intended to be used.
And, YES, there is sloppy CW being sent by sloppy ops using all types of keys including paddles.
So there!!
Gary W0CKI, since 1954


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael N6MST <mthompson.cob@...>
To: QRPLabs@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 20, 2021 9:29 am
Subject: Re: [QRPLabs] Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m

Julian,
I'm not sure if your whole message is aimed at me? If so, I don't know why. I never said keyers are better than any other sending device. That said, I learned using a dual-lever paddle and a keyer. I suggest all new ops do the same, though I usually suggest single-lever paddles as I have grown extremely fond of them and their efficiency has been shown to be better than dual-lever paddles (some people incorrectly refer to these as "iambic" paddles") anyway.

My previous comment was simply replying to "Pat" who implied that use of a keyer makes every op intelligible. Anyone who has spent 15 minutes on the air knows that far from true.

72


Re: Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m

Michael N6MST
 

On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 10:40 PM, Gwen Patton wrote:
So, no, Michael, you are incorrect.
I disagree. But oh well.


Re: Paddle Type for QCX mini #40m

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

I hate to break in here BUT THUS IS A HOBBY!  Do what makes it fun, enjoyable, and relaxing.  If it’s a true emergency our ham radio emergency group send type written messages on the 213 form using a digital method and we hand written copy to the services involved.  And we do it on inexpensive tablets and handhelds.   Few of our emergency workers, even hams, could really use Morse in a disaster.  Yes, I know there are good Morse operators in some places for that but then you have to transcribe it so an emergency worker can use the information. We just print out the info and hand it to a runner, at the hospital or police department.

So, back to the hobby part.  Do what is fun. Do what you can. Learn, study, and learn some more. If it’s code, do code.  If it’s building, build.  If it’s antennas, then tune antennas to your hearts content.

The wise ones have spoken.  If learning Morse follow their advice, but by all means do what you can and have fun.  I am getting older, stiffer, and crotchety. (Ask my wife) but if I can even sit in one of those electric ejection chairs, read my iPad, stream a good podcast, and turn on my little CW rig and have my wife throw a wire out the window I will still play radio.  I am still trying to invent Soldersmoke incense to burn next to my chair when I can’t get downstairs to my shack.

Ham on!

Dave K8WPE since 1960

David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Oct 20, 2021, at 11:29 AM, Michael N6MST <mthompson.cob@...> wrote:

Julian,
I'm not sure if your whole message is aimed at me? If so, I don't know why. I never said keyers are better than any other sending device. That said, I learned using a dual-lever paddle and a keyer. I suggest all new ops do the same, though I usually suggest single-lever paddles as I have grown extremely fond of them and their efficiency has been shown to be better than dual-lever paddles (some people incorrectly refer to these as "iambic" paddles") anyway.

My previous comment was simply replying to "Pat" who implied that use of a keyer makes every op intelligible. Anyone who has spent 15 minutes on the air knows that far from true.

72


Lora Light Tracker

Richard Fairman
 

 get this error trying to compile code for the Lora Light Tracker Im sure its me but cannot fix

Arduino: 1.8.16 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino M0"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In file included from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd21/include/samd21.h:69:0,
 
                 from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd.h:105,
 
                 from C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\hardware\samd\1.8.11\cores\arduino/Arduino.h:35,
 
                 from sketch\lorawan-otaa-pico-balloon-tracker.ino.cpp:1:
 
C:\Users\acamp\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\arduino\tools\CMSIS-Atmel\1.2.0/CMSIS/Device/ATMEL/samd21/include/samd21g18a.h:237:10: fatal error: core_cm0plus.h: No such file or directory
 
 #include <core_cm0plus.h>
 
          ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
compilation terminated.
 
exit status 1
 
Error compiling for board Arduino M0.
 
 
 
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