As the beginner gets more proficient at copying Morse Code, a point is reached wherein you can only push a pencil so fast, say 15-18 WPM. The brain automatically learns to recognize characters a whole words and you no longer need to write it down.
However increasing brain copying ability reaches a point where cleanly sent intercepted signals at a sufficient speed to increase your brain-copying ability are hard to find. Plus you have to contend with QRM, fading and receiver noise.
The best tool to send you pure cw at different speeds and word lengths has arrived! Check out Morse Camp.
The January 9, 2018 Tech Night meeting will feature Steve Elliott, K1EL, the owner of www.hamcrafters.com and the designers of the many amazing kits Hamcrafters offers. Steve will discuss aspects of kit design and building, including the PaddleStick CW Keyer that will be built during our February 13 Tech Night. You can order your kit online, or buy one directly from Mr. Elliott after his presentation. (Mr. Elliott will bring a limited number of kits for purchase.) The PS2B kit is $59 (cash). We will be looking for a rough count of those interested in purchasing this kit during the regular members meeting on January 2.
Don’t miss out on the fun. This is a great little kit, and you’ll have a great tool to practice CW, or to get on the air. Shoo away those wintertime blues by heating up a little solder with friends. See you there!
All Club Members who quality as rookies are invited. For this contest, a Rookie is any Amateur Radio Operator who has received their first license in 2015, 2016 or 2017 or a has never made a QSO using the CW mode.
This is a great opportunity for qualifying members including graduates of our recent CW classes to get on the air. The rookie operators in the contest are also new to CW and the rates are slow. The non-rookies in the contest all operate at slow speeds to help elmer the rookies.
Don’t quality as a Rookie? You can still participate in the Rookie Roundup as an Elmer. Get on the air from your QTH between 1:00pm and 7:00pm on Sunday December 17th and make contacts with the Rookies. You will be helping all of the CW rookies in the contest!