Alan B. Pearce email (remove spam text)
>Does anyone know a practical method to calculate how many
>words per second is an actual transmission?
IIRC the speed is calculated by the total time to send a piece of "standard
text" that is of reasonable length and contains a wide mix of letters, to
allow for the fact that some letters contain dot combinations that are a lot
quicker to send than letters that have dash combinations that make them
slower to send.
I have heard of an effect whereby sending lots of words with short dot/dash
sequences gives an effective wpm speed up compared to the standard speed.
I don't know what text is normally used to calculate the speed, but an ARRL
manual may help with determining that, or one of the Hams on here may have a
pointer to a URL for it.
See also: www.piclist.com/techref/index.htm?key=morse+speed
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