Common CW Letter Groups
WD6Y (ex WB6MCW)

These files will help you learn to copy CW in your head
Learn to recognize the sound of letter groups in addition to single characters.

These are 97 of the most common groups of 1-4 characters
Each .qcb file contain 30 words with specific letter groups

Incident of word groups from a list of 3000 common words:

> 10%

10-5 %

5-2 % 2-1 % 1-0.5 % 0.5-0.25 % < 0.25 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
     
     
             

Left click on the link to see the words
Right click to save the file
Select "Save link as..." to save the individual file

Click HERE to save a zip file with all the individual .qcb files

You can practice these files using Fabian's QRQ-CW Trainer (QRQ.exe) (http://fkurz.net/ham/qrq.html#fix)


MATH - To learn numbers

Click HERE to get a practice file of random "number/number"
Click HERE to get a practice file of random "number number/number"

You can also practice numbers using "G4FON Koch Morse Trainer" using these files:
Division
Multiplication
Substraction
Sum

Right click and "Save target as...", or "Save link as..." to save the .txt file in your computer
You may need to add the "=" character
Go to: "Setup/Morse Character Setup/Define", and make "=" to be "-...-"



Dvorak Keyboard

"
'
<
,
>
.
/
?
=
+
   
;
:
   



Incident of each word group from the list of 3000 common words:

 
S
%
 
M
%
 
M
%
 
M
%
 
M
%
 
e
11.3
 
er
6.3
 
pr
1.4
 
qu
0.5
 
dge
0.1
 
a
7.7
 
ed
5.8
 
oo
1.2
 
nk
0.4
 
tw
0.1
 
s
7.5
 
ng
4.6
 
ir
1.1
 
oa
0.4
 
scr
0.1
 
r
7.4
 
ar
4.1
 
wa
1.0
 
fl
0.4
 
gy
< 0.1
 
t
7.1
 
st
0.4
 
tion
1.0
 
rk
0.4
 
ixe
< 0.1
 
i
6.7
 
le
3.6
 
all
0.9
 
sl
0.4
 
sch
< 0.1
 
n
6.7
 
ea
3.6
 
gr
0.9
 
lt
0.3
 
spr
< 0.1
 
o
6.3
 
ing
3.5
 
ci
0.8
 
pt
0.3
 
squ
< 0.1
 
l
5.2
 
nt
3.4
 
cl
0.8
 
aw
0.3
 
cy
< 0.1
 
d
4.6
 
al
3.1
 
sp
0.8
 
ey
0.3
 
sph
< 0.1
 
c
4.1
 
or
3.1
 
rd
0.8
 
ft
0.3
 
spl
< 0.1
 
h
3.2
 
th
2.7
 
igh
0.7
 
gl
0.3
 
shr
< 0.1
 
u
3.1
 
ou
2.7
 
ld
0.7
 
oe
0.3
 
 
 
 
p
3.1
 
ce
2.4
 
bl
0.7
 
ph
0.2
 
 
 
 
g
3.0
 
nd
2.1
 
mp
0.7
 
sk
0.2
 
 
 
 
m
2.6
 
ur
2.0
 
br
0.7
 
lf
0.2
 
 
 
 
y
2.0
 
ch
1.8
 
str
0.6
 
oy
0.2
 
 
 
 
b
1.8
 
ow
1.7
 
gi
0.6
 
sw
0.2
 
 
 
 
w
1.8
 
ai
1.7
 
are
0.6
 
sm
0.2
 
 
 
 
f
1.7
 
tr
1.7
 
wh
0.6
 
thr
0.2
 
 
 
 
v
1.2
 
ee
1.6
 
cr
0.6
 
wr
0.2
 
 
 
 
k
1.2
 
ie
1.6
 
dr
0.6
 
lp
0.2
 
 
 
 
x
0.3
 
sh
1.6
 
ind
0.5
 
eigh
0.1
 
 
 
 
j
0.3
 
ge
1.6
 
sc
0.5
 
ild
0.1
 
 
 
 
q
0.1
 
ct
1.6
 
fr
0.5
 
sion
0.1
 
 
 
 
z
0.1
 
pl
1.4
 
au
0.5
 
sn
0.1
 
 
 

116 character(s) --- at 4 groups/day = 29 days
Each file of 30 words each also gives you practice in other letters
The two top tables have the links to all the .qcb files


'e' may be the most common letter, but the 's group' seems to be the most common combination of letters in words

8
3
8
3
8
4
6
1
8
1
1
6
2
5
8
5
2
3
20
6
2
1
4
1
1
1
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
ai
bl
ce
dge
ea
fl
ge
 
ie
 
 
ld
mp
nd
oa
ph
qu
rd
sc
th
ur
 
wa
 
 
 
al
br
ch
dr
ed
fr
gi
 
igh
 
 
le
 
ng
oe
pl
 
rk
sch
thr
 
 
wh
 
 
 
all
 
ci
 
ee
ft
gl
 
ild
 
 
lf
 
nk
oo
pr
 
 
scr
tion
 
 
wr
 
 
 
ar
 
cl
 
eEnd
 
gr
 
ind
 
 
lp
 
nt
or
pt
 
 
sh
tr
 
 
 
 
 
 
are
 
cr
 
eigh
 
 gy
 
ing
 
 
lt
 
 
ou
 
 
 
shr
tw
 
 
 
 
 
 
au
 
ct
 
er
 
 
 
ir
 
 
 
 
 
ow
 
 
 
sion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
aw
 
cy
 
ey
 
 
 
ixe
 
 
 
 
 
oy
 
 
 
sk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sph
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
spl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
spr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
squ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
st
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
str
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sw
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Problems with Windows 10
QRQ.EXE flashes and the black window goes away failing to open.

Uninstall the program or delete it.
Reinstall in C:\QRQ.EXE, not in C:\Program Files (x86)\QRQ.EXE
Rebooting sometimes helps - You may need to repeat this occasionally.

How to convert .qcb files to .txt or .txt. to qcb files?
.qcb files are the same as .txt files. Just change the extension.
Copy the .qcb files to the same folder where QRQ.EXE is located.
You can edit any .qcb file by opening in Notepad and 'Saving As...' a .qcb file after the changes.

Some notes about using QRQ.EXE
Double click on the QRQ icon on the desktop - Press ENTER
Press F5 - "Configuration " will open.

These are my settings:
Initial Speed - Use the UP/DOWN arrow to change to 30 or 40 wpm
Allow unlimited F6 - Press F to 'yes'
Unlimited attempts - Press u to 'yes'
Callsign databases - Press d to got to "Change Callsign Database" window
-- Press the DOWN arrow to go the .qcb file you want, then press ENTER.
-- Press F2 to save the configuration.

Press F10 - Ignore the "Usage" at this time, text, it applies to a different setting
Press ENTER - you hear the first word at 30 wpm
Press F6 to repeat as many times you want the same word.
You can use 'Page Up/Down' to change the speed at any time.
You can type the word but I prefer to press ENTER
It displays the word you just heard and you hear the next word.
Press F7 as may times as you want to hear again the previous word which is now displayed.
Press F6 to hear again the next word.
Repeat with all the other words.
At the end, press ENTER and then F5 to go to 'Configuration' again.
Press 'd' and select a new .qcb file to practice.

Do not type or write anything, just use your mind to learn the CW words

There's a nice You Tube video that demonstrates most of the above
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvQ5t8PGARs

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WD6Y