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Peter Laws <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:48:04 -0600
University of Oklahoma
Peter Laws <[log in to unmask]>
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Laura (I think - whoever took the meeting minutes) asked me about Morse
testing at the last meeting.  I asked Jim about it shortly thereafter
but spent the weekend and a few days taking care of my wife who
unexpectedly had her appendix out Satuday.  Anyway, here's what Jim said.

More in a bit.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Copeland
To: Peter Laws
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 15:33:06 -0600
Subject: Re: Fw: Amateur Radio Testing, January 11, 2007

I have about 5 microcassette tape players  with individual headphones
that I use.  On occasion, I have given the same version to everyone who
wanted to test for CW and played it through a loudspeaker.  I've found
most people prefer the individual cassettes though.

We've re-recorded each version of the Element 1 tests onto a separate
tape so each individual person has access to only a single version.
Also, there is no rewind button on the player:  tapes have to be taken
out, reversed, and reinserted and then "fast forwarded" to get back to
the beginning.  That alone stops anyone from fiddling with the playback.

I also have a couple of plugs that split the earphone jack so two
headphones can be used at the same time to allow a VE to monitor the
recording.  At one time, when recordings were played through a
loudspeaker, I had one VE copy so that we could answer any complaints by
the applicant that the tape didn't play what we graded. (There was an
ARRL test tape a few years ago that had an extra sentence in the tape
that was not in the transcribed copy.).  I expect we'll have 4 or 5 this
session who want to take Elem 1 just as we had a few who worked hard to
pass code at 20 WPM to get their Extra under the old standard.

Still no notice in today's Federal Register.

We gonna get anyone from the OU Club?


Peter Laws / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma Information Technology
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