CW Boot Camp

In April 2016, David G7AGI organised a get together for us to share experiences and knowledge of learning and using CW. We all did a bit of 'show and tell' and got to try different straight keys and paddles. 

We had a 30m station set up for ‘live’ CW contacts with a simple dipole folded around the ceiling and completed lots of practice QSOs around the room simply using practice oscillators. You can read the full story here.

What we’re saying to the Twitterverse…

Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 7:09pm
Rich (G4FAD) writes to inform us of a Morse Boot Camp near Leominster on 4th May. Details are on the lidscw site and to book a place or request further info look up Rich's email on his QRZ page and drop him a line. Any lidscw members fancy a meet up there? lids_cw photo
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 6:03pm
Thanks to Frank and Simon @2E0HXE for highlighting this little game/event.
You can read about this and get more involved in 20m QRP by joining the Facebook group 'QRP 14.060 MHz'. Go and check them out...
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Frank Klaasen PA3U @PA3U
I. OBJECTIVE: A short QRPP CW game on the 20 meterband. All radio amateurs and SWL's are cordially invited.
II. DATE : 31 March 2019 from 0900 to 1200 UTC.
III. BAND: 20 meter band only. 14.060 MHz +- 10 kHz.
IV. POWER: maximum 1 watt.
Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 4:14pm
If singers can have an 'autotune' to help make their screeching sound great can someone invent an 'autocw' that takes all the poorly formed characters, varying speed and atrocious spelling I create and output CW worthy of membership of the First Class Operators Club?
Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at 5:29pm
Bienvenue à Marc, F6IIV @huertas_marc who joins us as member #358 and congrats to Glen N1XF on the new call call sign, W1ND. Glen has moved to a new twitter account at @W1ND20 so if you were following him on his old account it's time to reconnect to him!
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 4:53pm
Lets welcome our latest contingent from the US...
Travis @transyamber KN4QDE #355
Tom @W5XNA W5XNA #356
Aaron @ary_n4 N4ARY #357
Hope to share some dits and dahs on air with you...