CW COURSE FALL 2021
Why Learn Morse Code?
CW is a more efficient mode than voice in terms of distance per unit of power transmitted, so it enables you to work DX more easily with 100 watts or QRP. QRP portable operations are more successful with CW – you almost feel like you are running a 100W rig rig at home. CW lets you talk to non-English speakers, or those with heavy accents, more easily. Many of the most exciting contests are CW. And CW connects you to the history of telegraphy, used over radio in the first half of the twentieth century, and by the original telegraphers sending telegrams over wires.
Goals of the Course
Ideally participants are willing to dedicate 15 to 30 minutes per day to self-study. Through the careful choice of tools and a self-study program, we will work together to overcome common problems such as memorization of dots and dashes, counting dits and dahs, and lack of confidence when sending.
A major goal is to get the participants on the air with CW. One outcome participants should consider is enrolling in a CWOps CW Academy course in January, at the Basic or Intermediate level, to set a goal to be ready, and to further increase their speed and instant recognition of CW. https://cwops.org/cw-academy/cw-academy-options/