If you are interested in learning Morse code or are already a Morse code enthusiast looking to improving your skills, check out CVARC’s MORSE Group. CW is no longer required for licensing, but it is a language that takes us back to the earliest days of the telegraph and the beginnings of radio.

As a member of CVARC’s MORSE Group, you will 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 sessions.

KZ6H’s name badge

The MORSE Group has a very distinctive name badge. It depicts a straight GHD telegraph key in silhouette. On the left of the key is “CW” for continuous wave, and on the right is “77” for “long live CW”. The next line is “CVARC” for “Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club”. The next line is the name “MORSE Group”, then the ham’s first name and call sign. The size is 3” by 1.5” and can be worn on the CVARC lanyard.

MORSE Group achievement pins recognize the words-per-minute speed the member has achieved.

The achievement pins are very attractive and are 1” in diameter. They have the same information as the name badge but no name. They do however have the speed that the ham has been able to achieve, 5, 10, 15, or 20 WPM. The goal is to wear wear all 4 pins at the same time.

The MORSE Group has a CW Roll Call Net on Mondays at 7:00 pm on 10 meters at 28.060 MHz, but call CQ any time.  Check in on Zoom. The meeting number is  927 1315 2107. All are welcome.

CW Roll Call Net Instructions

CW Roll Call Net Definitions

Prior to the pandemic, the MORSE Group met in the Community Room at the East County Sheriff’s Station at 7:00 pm on the first Friday of every month. Those meetings are now held on Zoom. The meeting number is 927 1315 2107. Join fellow Morse code enthusiasts for code practice, guest speakers and projects relating to Morse code. Check the CVARC Calendar for details.

If you are interested in becoming part of this “club within the club,” contact Steven Gillis-KZ6H at

The MORSE Group has its own discussion group:

You must be a member of the main CVARC group before joining the Morse subgroup.

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