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, January 12th, 2019 at 5:47am
A lovely weekend welcome to our latest member Alex, @PA1FOX who has tutored many of us here in Europe as part of the excellent CW Ops CW Academy. If you haven't tried their training check it out:
Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 5:39am
@PA1FOX Receiving you loud and clear...stop doing such a professional job and start sending with your foot ;o)
Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 9:58am
Its the first PGCW QRS session tomorrow sure to tune in from 9pm and why not give a QRS call while you're at it :o)
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Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 12:53pm
SOTA using CW is both scary & exilleraing...if you're learning CW it's a fun way to work lots of stations without a huge vocabulary. Also, you're in charge (you're the DX) so you choose the speed of operation. More fun than contests (allegedly). Ask a SOTA Op about the QSO format
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NØOI @N0OI_Scott
Headed up W6/CT-044 for a #sota this morning. #hamradio #CW #morsecode
Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 12:48pm
Should have taken Manning with his key skills...just sayin'...
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Marina Amaral @marinamaral2
Earhart chose Captain Harry Manning as her navigator. Manning was not only a navigator, but he was also a skilled radio operator who knew Morse code.

Fred Noonan was subsequently chosen as a second navigator.