Those of us who got our Amateur Radio license many years ago had to pass a Morse Code test. The Novice class license required potential hams to pass an exam of 5 WPM both copying and sending Morse Code.
I have included 6 Morse Code tests that were used for the Novice Class test. In each case the character speed is 15 WPM and the overall speed is 5 WPM.
A morse code class organizational meeting will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks . The plan is to have classes weekly on Saturdays for 8 weeks. CW academy guidelines will be followed.
If you’d like to learn morse code, please come to the meeting this Saturday. If you are planning on attending, please send Steve Gillis-KZ6H an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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: