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Jan 3, 2020

CW ragchewing… the idea makes some CW operators weak in the knees. The good news is it’s a lot easier than most CW operators think it is. Gary Stone, N5PHT, would like you to go beyond the basic QSO and start having more CW conversations.

Gary has 170,000 QSOs, 150,000 of those are CW QSOs, and at least 4,000 of...


Dec 8, 2019

Ed Picha, N9EP, is a CW operator who enjoys talking about CW and loves training and mentoring new CW ops. He’s been teaching code classes for 40+ years, while helping and encouraging a whole new generation of CW operators. Over the years Ed has garnered a lot of insight and practical advice about learning the code and...


Apr 9, 2019

Fresh Air… Nature… and CW… what could be better!?!

If you have ever considered grabbing your gear and heading to the great outdoors, then check out the World Wide Flora and Fauna program.

In 2016 the ARRL held a year long event called ‘National Parks On The Air’. Amateur radio operators operated from parks all...


Jan 26, 2019

Many HAM operators never had the benefit of an Elmer. Most of us figured it out, but there were other times, like the time we were wondering why nobody ever answered our CQs because we didn’t know our code sending was so atrocious. It would have been nice to have someone sit next to us and show us how to send better...


Nov 22, 2018

‘Key Fright’ - The feeling of anxiety, nervousness, and excessive worry about making mistakes sending and receiving Morse code. Most often afflicting new CW operators immediately before attempting their first QSO.

Every CW operator remembers their first on air QSO. Sitting in front of your radio, hoping you’d be...