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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
> 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!
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