Digital communications the Old School way…

So, my returning interest to amateur radio (thanks son, KG7VBI!) has me once again studying Morse code. Not sure where these recent retro fascinations are coming from; but, I’ve dived in to this one (as usual) with both feet and at the deep end…

Perhaps operating C/W (maybe even QRP portable!) will hold my attention for awhile. Sadly, my Renaissance Man tendencies may be satisfied to move along after just re-mastering Morse code and buying a fancy iambic paddle. I hope not. I kindof feel like folks that master C/W hold a badge of honor amongst their radio operator peers. My inner geek likes the fact that it represents the original digital mode of communication. Further, I like the idea that with C/W I might no longer need an enormous tower and beam antenna, although, I will still want one.

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Time will tell. I will have successfully(?) completed the CW-Ops beginner Morse code class by the end of February.  With any luck and a little discipline I will put the skill to use.  If not, I guess my newly earned skill will become like high school Spanish.  Perish the thought…

 

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