Friday, October 11, 2019

Two World Records Set at High Speed CW Competition

How good is your code copying? Can you top 195 words per minute? That's the speed at which both the male and female winners of the 2019 IARU High Speed Telegraphy World Championship were able to copy, both setting new world records in the process. According to the ARRL Letter, Stanislau Haurylenka, EW8GS, from Belarus, finished with a total score of 291,597 points, eclipsing the previous record of 288,671. Among the women, Teodora Karastoyanova, LZ2CWW, of host country Bulgaria scored 293,877 points in the competition, breaking her own world record of 286,944 set earlier this year in the Romanian Championships.'
Overall, Belarus won more than two-thirds of the medals awarded in the annual competition sponsored by the International Amateur Radio Union. There were 90 participants from 19 countries, competing in groups broken down by gender and age. The 2020 even will take place in Mongolia.