What is a Usable Speed on the Bands?

If you go back to the compulsory Morse test, it was 12wpm but the average speed of Morse operators is around 18wpm. True to the amateur spirit faster operators will slow down to the speed of the calling station but beware of your sending as some operators send faster than they can receive. If this happens with your own sending then rather than keeping asking the other station to repeat, just ask him to send a little slower “PSEĀ  QRS” and I am sure they will oblige.