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John and Bill completed the 12 week basic CW course set up at our club.  

The course is centered around  A to Z and 1 to 0 which is set out in an easy to take in format and is mainly receiving, which is the correct way to do it as I've been told, to which I agree.


I put the course together from my own experiences in learning the code, but as is said with Morse, it needs keeping at so as to keep the 'Language' in your mind, something i must admit I lacked at times. 


Anyway, Congratulations to John and Bill and happy keying.


Peter 'M0RGN'

If you would like information on our CW course please use the 'Contact Us' page.

Our club is now a member of FISTS, #17449, which can be accredited to Dave M0GGK, who is running a successful CW course based on K7QOs method, and who is now a recognized member of the CW operators club and has completed an 8 week 16 session training program in Morse Code sending and receiving.
Click on the image above for more information about FISTS Club,
or click on the button below for more information on the CW Operators Club. 
Or if you would like to join our CW course feel free to use our contacts page.

Paraset thermionic valve CW Morse code transmitter / receiver.


Constructed by Dave M0GGK and aided by Graham G7KNZ.


Transceiver box constructed by John G6TPG.  

Useful links and Apps for CW

K7QOs method is straight forward enough 

There are quite a few good programs that can be used to go with K7QOs method, which can be seen in the links opposite.


Now to use CW Player in line with K7QOs method you chose the 'alphabet' section, then take out the letters that you haven't covered yet. 


Another one, which is an Android App, is CW Trainer. See the video for all the info on this one. 

These are just two trainers that you can use, but there are loads out there to try. 

 

 Next are the readers/senders, these are programs that you can connect to your PC from your radio and they should read what is coming over from the frequency you are tuned to, and send what you type. 
  Great stuff for monitoring but they take the fun out of learning.
As with the training programs there are plenty readers/senders out there, but here's just a couple.

First is CW Decoder, simple, easy to use, and gives good results. If you click on the image opposite you can download it or just get a more in depth summary of what it can actually do.

And the old faithful CW Get, what can I say about this one? Another great program which is also easy to navigate around and has less visible buttons to click to  get the same results.   

And below CW Get is a video from David AF5DN which he posted on youtube where he gives a bit more insight into the two programs on the right and another one, the MRP40.

To the left are links to SDR (Software Defined Radio) 


 and University of Twente WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter)


These are a good start for those wondering what Amateur Radio is about and are valued by those already licensed so as to hear or see how far their signals are getting out.

Click on the images below to be taken to the download sites