Hello Fellow CW Enthusiasts,
These keys are available for CW group members or CVARC members. The top key is a “coffin key” bug, the others are Signal Electric models R62 and R63.
The keys are not for sale and not intended for resale, they are available for long time use. CW group members or CVARC members are encouraged to put these keys to use and get on the air. Let’s get them into the hands of someone who needs them.
I will be at the club meeting tomorrow (5-16-19) and can meet there with anyone interested.
Guest speaker Kate Hutton-K6HTN, the “Earthquake Lady,” was a staff seismologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA where she monitored earthquakes for 37 years. During that time, she was regularly on television following earthquakes to explain the seismic event.
Dr. Hutton is also a licensed ham and she’ll be discussing how she got started in amateur radio, Morse code, and traffic handling.
April 6 at 10:00 am in the Community Room of the East County Sheriff’s Station.
Any questions should be directed to Steve Gillis-KZ6H.
The MORSE Group meets in the Community Room at the East County Sheriff’s Station at 7:00 pm on the first Friday of every month. Join fellow Morse code enthusiasts for code practice, guest speakers, and projects relating to Morse code.
Questions? Contact Steve-KZ6H
By Norm Campbell-AB6ET
Turn on your radio. Get on the air. Have fun. It’s that simple.
CW is no longer required for licensing, it’s not used for commercial messages, and there are many other forms of communication that are more reliable, faster, and easier. We are free to do CW just for the historical value of it and for the fun of it. Continue reading “Have Fun with CW”
Mt. Rushmore is a famous historical monument. Do you know where it is located, and the names of the people whose faces are carved into the mountain face? The answers can be discovered in the Morse Code files below.
Remember the first two numbers in the file name indicate the character speed and the second number is the overall code speed. Continue reading “The Mt. Rushmore of Code Tests”
Last month, as part of my President’s Message, I included a story about calling CQ on a Morse code demo exhibit inside a Children’s Museum in San Francisco called Exploratorium. Paul-K6PVZ has since sent me the other ham’s version of the encounter, which was posted to the Exploratorium’s Listserv:
Continue reading “Last Month’s President Message, Revisited”
If you’re a Morse code enthusiast, or interested in learning Morse code or improving your skills, check out CVARC’s Morse Group.
You’ll receive regular emails with attached audio files to practice copying, as well as other helpful information and ideas. There are also regular workshops and practice session.
If you’re interested in becoming part of this “club within the club,” contact Steven-KZ6H at email@example.com.
The Morse Group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm on 28.053 MHz, but call CQ any time. All are welcome.