[AMRadio] Radio Operators

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Sat Apr 4 12:01:40 EDT 2015


I really need to get out the straight key, get back my "ear" for CW, and 
go back to CW operation.

I got caught up in strictly AM.

Guess I can get the old 35wpm back if I work at it again!

I always did enjoy real "rag chewing" with CW.

Regards, Bob - N0DGN

On 4/4/2015 11:14 AM, Larry Szendrei wrote:
> Mike, learning the code is challenging, frustrating, rewarding, 
> worthwhile, and fun! I got my licenses before no-code, and started 
> with the Novice, so if I wanted to get on the air at all, code was it 
> until I upgraded. I wish the that requirement was still in place, but 
> of course it's irrational and stupid to hold anyone who entered 
> amateur radio after the Morse code requirement responsible for the 
> change, or think any less of any of them on that basis. I do think the 
> people who entered the hobby after the code requirement was eliminated 
> who never explore it on their own are missing out on a rewarding 
> endeavor.
> These days about 95% or more of my operating is on AM, but there are a 
> few operating events in which I participate every year that are 
> CW-only. In the winter I get nostalgic and operate more CW. All CW 
> operation is with fairly crude homebrew stuff, as it doesn't "float my 
> boat" to operate CW with a factory-made rig, whether we're talking 
> about a TS-440S or Johnson Viking I (but that's just me).
> In the end this is a hobby, there is a multitude of ways to enjoy it. 
> As long as we respect each others' right to enjoy the amateur radio as 
> each of us desires and operate accordingly, it's all good.
> Glad you're one of us, Mike!
> 73,
> -Larry/NE1S

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