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…

Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 7:59am
@lids_cw is super excited to welcome Phil @f5iyj on board. Phil is an Op with lots of experience and who is patient and supportive of new Fists so keep an eye out for him. Oh, and even though we don't follow footy here at lids_cw HQ, good luck to France today!
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 4:40pm
Welcome to new #lids_cw members Fred VE3FAL @Fred_VE3FAL and John W4YG @jlennerton. They are both active on the key so give them a shout for a bit of pain free CW :o)
Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 2:37pm
Calling all Stateside #lids_cw shipmates...Patrick (K5OAR) @sacred_rowing joins us as member #315 and I think would love to QSO with you if you can ease him into it gently :o)
Go for it Patrick!
Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 11:23am
@DavidSaroff Your wish is our command :o)
You are officially Member #314 and we welcome you on board. Check out the website at and get following @LidSpotter to see when your fellow #lids_cw buddies are on air for some stress free CW practise.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 4:01pm
Wishing dits and dahs to our newest recruits; Hugh VA7UNX @saintaardvark and Tom DK1TOM @DK1TOM.
OK Tom...stop playing on Twitter and start playing with your key :o)