Sept 21st 2007, Belgrad (Serbia)
In a special RufzXP competition at the IARU High Speed Telegraphy World Championships seven competitors attempted to crack speed 1000 cpm. And even two of them finally did it! And two more copied callsign(s) with only one character wrong.
Under the supervision of official IARU RufzXP referees Mathias Kolpe, DL4MM, and Tomá Mikeska, OK2BFN, and other spectators both Goran Hajoevic, YT7AW, and Fabian Kurz, DJ1YFK, managed to copy at least one out of 50 callsigns at CW speed 1000 cpm (200 wpm) without any errors.
But the winner of the keyer donated by DL4MM and IV3XYM was Goran Hajoevic, YT7AW, because he needed less (7) callsigns than Fabian (23).
While the awarding ceremony of the HST championships the price was handed over by one of the donators, Mathias Kolpe, DL4MM. Unfortunately second donator Alessandro Vitellio, IV3XYM, was unable to attend.
This was an historic moment. What comes next?
Schurr Profi II paddle
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